Software licencing forms the major part of IT spend for many organisations. With this comes the burden of managing and tracking what licences have been purchased.
Often there can be a lack of knowledge of the installed software base which brings the risk of running non-licenced software or over provisioning of current licencing.
With the influx of remote working this challenge is compounded as the workforce and parts of the licensing estate are dispersed. Often this means software procurement is reactive leading to poor commercial deals with providers and lack of governance around new software introduction.