Cut the IT spendings
Snow Software is designed to reduce the risk, cost and complexity associated with software assets and licensing. Thousands of organizations around the world rely on Snow License Manager to help them avoid overspending on software entitlements and cloud resources while ensuring that they are fully compliant with licensing rules.
Multiple stakeholders from across the organization can access tailored reports that enable them to instantly:
- Create Effective License Positions (ELPs) for all software vendors, including Microsoft, IBM, Adobe and more
- Track software and cloud usage and expenditure
- Identify and monitor usage of deployed assets and cloud subscriptions
- Identify opportunities to reduce licensing & support costs.
Snow Software provides a detailed understanding of all technology usage, especially cloud. This insight is critical for IT leaders seeking to align themselves to business goals such as Digital Transformation. Snow' deep analytical capabilities provides insight into technology usage across on-premise, cloud and mobile, including business unit IT, enabling CIOs and IT leaders to support organizational business goals while efficiently allocating technology budgets.
UNIFIED VIEW OF MULTI-ESTATES
Snow Software provides a consolidated view on all assets across the network and cloud, enabling staff to use just one interface to manage multiple software and cloud vendors, device types and locations. Audit data can be imported from more than one inventory source to cover the full range of enterprise computing platforms (Windows, Windows Phone, Mac OSX, iOS, Linux, Unix, Android).
Snow Software simplifies the management of complex datacenter licensing by automatically calculating the compliance position for all software including processor and processor core licensed software on both virtual and physical resources. Core factors for Microsoft and Oracle are automatically applied as well as minimum license assignment rules mitigating the risks of over- and underlicensing.
Full insight of what is driving software cost within the organization as well as financial risk in terms of non-compliance and non-optimized assets. Snow Software`s reports of existing trends and usage patterns gives organizations powerful support to forecast future costs, revise cloud subscriptions and allocation or renegotiate existing contracts.
From the automatic import of audit data from multiple inventory tools to the dynamic processing of the organization’s Effective Licensing Position (ELP), Snow Software provides the highest levels of automation removing time-consuming manual effort with a built-in SKU repository. This has advanced license intelligence which simplifies data on import and registration of new and existing licenses.
SOFTWARE RECOGNITION GUARANTEE
Thanks to its unique Software Recognition Service, Snow Software recognizes commercial software discovered on the network with more than 79,500 software publishers and over 500,000 applications recognized from day one.
ALL KEY LICENSING TYPES SUPPORTED
From Microsoft and Symantec per-desktop licensing to advanced IBM PVU, Oracle and SAP metrics, Snow License Manager supports the full range of licensing types, data collection and reporting requirements.
ROLES-BASED MULTI-USER INTERFACE
Snow Software is designed to give tailored access to SAM stakeholders from IT, Procurement, Finance and Governance departments. Users can easily generate meaningful management reports relevant to their role.
AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF UNUSED SOFTWARE ASSETS
All unused cloud and on-premise software subscriptions and deployments are automatically identified, providing the ability to easily uninstall and re-harvest licenses via Snow Automation Platform. With immediate insight into the total investment, compliance risk and overspend for either a single application or a whole product family, SAM managers can see the potential license optimization or deletion opportunities or overspend and take action to reduce costs.