The International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA) is the world’s largest nonprofit association of business-focused Software Asset Management (SAM) licensing and compliance professionals. The organization is focused on the continuing education of software asset managers and provides a series of IT Asset Management (ITAM) professional development courses and certifications.

In addition, the IBSMA brings together professionals with the resources they need to manage software assets within their organizations, and gives them tools to expand their knowledge base while providing a forum for advancing SAM innovations.

CleanSlate was recently approached by the IBSMA to speak in two sessions during their annual SAM Summit at the University of Chicago School of Business. These sessions were focused within the IBM track and provided a deep dive into the process for the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) upgrade as well as tips on using BigFix and ILMT technologies to better manage the Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) renewal process.

One of the high points of these sessions was a client success story presented by TransUnion as they talked about leveraging the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) and the services of CleanSlate that significantly reduced their software compliance expenses within their ELA. By leveraging these tools and services, TransUnion got an extensive view of their software footprint and compared that to current entitlements to set an accurate software position. Because they had access to this detailed information, they were able to make intelligent decisions on purchases made in their upcoming ELA renewal, literally saving them millions of dollars.

At CleanSlate, our team is excited to play an integral part in these types of client success stories—and we have many similar stories, too. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the IBSMA and helping to advance the latest knowledge, tools, trends, and processes within the ITAM community.

If your business is looking to implement a new SAM strategy, CleanSlate can help. For more information about all the ways we can help your business become more efficient and more profitable, contact us today.

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