Industry body the Federation Against Software Theft and Investors in Software (Fast IiS) has announced the first wave of vendors reviewed via its evaluation programme.
Fast IiS began evaluating software tools earlier this year to promote a wider software asset management (SAM) strategy among UK businesses. The programme provides an independent set of reviews focused on technical features, design usability, commercial value, and local market support and user experience.
The vendors reviewed so far are FrontRange, Managesoft, Express Metrix and RMS. The evaluation criteria includes ease of installation and deployment, accuracy of audit and sources of audit, and SAM best practice alignment.
John Lovelock, chief executive of Fast IiS said, “We have conducted these evaluations to bring further clarity to the software asset and licence management cause. Enabling businesses to remain compliant and manage software with a multitude of different licensing options from software vendors pays off delivering considerable, much needed savings in the current economic climate.
“A business with a grip on its IT estate demonstrates a greater control over all its assets and its costs, creating a value-driven business process rather than an overhead as many boards view it.”
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