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License Dashboard's License Manager Passes KPMG's Rigorous SAM Tool Assessment Test

September 06, 2012
By Madhubanti Rudra, Software Licensing Contributor

License Dashboard’s flagship software asset management (SAM) solution, License Manager, has been assessed by global software compliance auditor, KPMG.

The assessment was carried out by KPMG’s software compliance team in Cologne, Germany, over a period of three days.

The rigorous testing process covered the areas such as software recognition, the ability to manage different license types, automatic population of licenses from sources such as a Microsoft Licensing Statement (MLS) and the solution’s reporting functionality and ability to create an Effective Licensing Position (ELP).

KPMG’s SAM Tool Assessment service has been created with an aim to give the organizations confidence that approved SAM Tools had been rigorously tested and had the manufacturer’s claims fully tested. License Manager is the first tool of its kind to be independently assessed and verified by KPMG, License Dashboard said in a press release.

As a globally-recognized leader in SAM consultancy, KPMG launched the SAM Tool Assessment service as a means to give organizations confidence that approved SAM Tools had been rigorously tested and had the manufacturer’s claims fully tested. The assessment was carried out by KPMG’s software compliance team in Cologne, Germany, over a period of three days. Tests included areas such as software recognition, the ability to manage different license types, automatic population of licenses from sources such as a Microsoft Licensing Statement (MLS) and the solution’s reporting functionality and ability to create an Effective Licensing Position (ELP).

KPMG’s SAM Tool Assessment accreditation establishes License Manager as an indisputable leader in the Software Assess Management space.

The accreditation proves that License Dashboard License Manager has all the necessary features, functionalities and software catalog (license dictionary) to support software license compliance.

Recently, the solution received positive review from The ITAM Review for its “ability to provide a workbench for a number of sources, the transparency of the recognition process and the intelligence it adds to the license import process.”

“As the first software asset management solution to be independently verified by KPMG, customers can be assured that License Manager is a quality solution. As opposed to other tools in the marketplace that evolved from asset repositories, License Manager was designed from the ground up by software licensing experts for the sole purpose of software asset management. This foundation, combined with significant product development and investment, continues to give License Manager the edge,” director at License Dashboard Sean Robinson, commented in a statement.

Recently, KPMG International announced that John Q. McGowan has been appointed to the new role of Chief Information Officer, Global Tax.

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Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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