Most software vendors use licensing contracts to allow their customers access to their products. Such contracts determine the cost of acquisition and maintenance based on different metrics and criteria. Customer deployment may deviate from the original license purchase, leading to non-compliance situations requiring attention in order to preserve the vendor’s property.
PBIMIS team has a demonstrated successful track record helping the most important software vendors managing their customers’ license compliance situations. We provide a global service which ranges from a complete outsourced license management service team to tailor-made projects that complement each vendors’ internal license management procedures.
Top reasons to make genuine software a priority
- Reduce risks
When you or your company effectively manage your software licences, you lower the chances of having nonvalid software which is more likely to contain malware. Nonvalid software also may have been manipulated by 'hackers' or 'pirates', thereby compromising your work.
- Save time and money
Effective software management can reduce the time spent and potential costs associated with licensing issues.
- Stay safe
Effective software asset management programmes ensure you do not download nonvalid software from unauthorised sources.
- Get support
Using only genuine software means guaranteed access to technical support. Most companies do not offer technical support for nonvalid software.
- Improve productivity
Genuine software works as expected. Plus, you have access to user manuals and reference materials that enable you to be more productive.
- Maintain your reputation
Instill confidence and put you and your business partners at ease. If you are contracting or subcontracting on a project, your partner will expect you to follow the law and may include use of genuine software as part of a contractual obligation.
- Stay informed
Using only genuine software means you get the latest updates and information.
- Meet your legal obligations
Using nonvalid software can lead to legal claims against you, your company and in some cases against customers of your company.