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Cloud and license management are indispensable 

Matrix42 is awarded as expert in the field of Software Asset Management (SAM). The current pandemic clearly shows how important cost management and optimization are. A classic and enormous cost guzzler is software licenses, which are particularly easy to obtain from the cloud. Here, companies often lose control. Software asset management (SAM) creates transparency and cost optimization.

The focus of SAM is on budget optimization and thus minimizing software expenditure through control and automation. Special attention is paid to the provision of software licenses. The basic requirement for this is that the entire company is involved and works together. Only in this way can complete transparency be guaranteed.   

In the cloud, SAM gains a much greater dynamic. SaaS offerings offer companies a mass of application clouds, but bring with them several problems, especially from an IT perspective: employees can easily buy software and use it directly. However, data security and compliance are often neglected, resulting in shadow IT that is not monitored and therefore often a gateway for cyber criminals. At the same time, the variety of end devices is increasing, and bring-your-own-device poses additional security risks. Companies must therefore develop appropriate guidelines for software asset management to curb the proliferation of applications.  

The current Gartner Report, published in July 2020, shows how successful Matrix42 is in SAM. In the "Gartner Magic Quadrant* for Software Asset Management Tools 2020", Matrix42 was named a newcomer. Matrix42 convinces with a uniform interface across the entire product range as well as high customer satisfaction and user-defined configuration of workflows and reports.  

"We are very pleased with the recognition in the Gartner Magic Quadrant Report," said Fabian Henzler, VP Products at Matrix42. "The market for software asset management is growing. With the increasing complexity of software platforms, SAM tools are becoming indispensable. With our recent acquisition of FireScope, we have demonstrated that we are continuously evolving our solutions to meet customer needs from the edge to the cloud and back again".  

Gartner customers can download the report at