Software Assets Governance

Enlighta automates processes necessary for the effective management, control and protection of software assets, throughout all stages of their lifecycle.

The key benefits of Enlighta for Software Assets Governance for IT and shared-service organizations are to:

  • Minimize software lifecycle cost
  • Maximize compliance with license terms and conditions and regulations
  • Alignment with overall IT governance and IT strategy

What makes it really hard for enterprises to have a coherent approach to Software Assets Management and Governance is the myriad of licensing models used by Software Suppliers, multiple, disconnected and often incomplete or low quality data sources for contracts, purchase orders, reseller orders and utilization data.

Enlighta’s unique meta-data approach to aggregating, validating and transforming data across multiple sources enables a consolidated and high-quality view of software assets and their utilization.

ChallengeTypical SituationEnlighta Approach
•  Data Sources & High Volume Processing Multiple data sources – POs, Reseller, Deployment, Contracts etc. need to be brought together in an Excel file – unwieldy even for small suppliers
  • Scalable across multiple feeds
  • Feeds can be automated batch files or web-services or excel upload or online entry of data
  • Can process millions of transactions – SQL based engine
•  Data Consistency Data inconsistencies such as transposed numbers, wrong spelling, different column headings etc have to fixed manually each time
  • Rules based approach – once rules defined upfront on an ongoing basis data is mapped automatically
  • Exceptions are flagged for manual processing
•  Scalability & Speed of Adaptability Manual effort requires linear scaling of resources to maintain program since every line item has to be processed and all data transformation is manual
  • Rules based processing means majority of data can be processed automatically – exceptions, while handle manually are only a fraction of overall transaction count
  • Enables scaling without a one to one increase in resources
•  Analysis & Reporting Analysis and reports have to defined upfront and are only available at a static pre-defined level
  • Database engine enable dynamic analysis and reporting on the fly
•  Globally Accessible Existing approach is not accessible globally – updates need to be re-distributed
  • Online – globally accessible by stakeholders; updates reflect in real-time
•  Workflow Integration No overarching workflow available – any approval etc. has to happen offline or in multiple systems – delays and errors/inconsistencies Requests automatically validated for entitlement, procurement requests automated
•  SLM & Governance Analysis and reports have to defined upfront and are only available at a static pre-defined level
  • Database engine enable dynamic analysis and reporting on the fly

Testimonials

 Enlighta has proven to be a powerful solution for enabling efficient outsourcing governance. The support provided both during and since implementation has been outstanding. 

Project Manager, F100 Financial Services