Snow Automation Platform
Snow Automation Platform enables organisations to automate and integrate a diverse range of business processes – leading to increased value and effectiveness of their Software Asset Management (SAM) operation, cloud strategy, and device management. It facilitates communication between the Snow SAM platform and other business systems. And thus it allows automation of processes such as software requests, license harvesting, cloud provisioning, and device enrolment.
By facilitating the transformation of massive numbers of unconnected manual tasks into automated processes, Snow Automation Platform delivers benefit not only to Software Asset Managers, but to all other stakeholders – including HR, procurement, finance and business.
Snow's Software Asset Management
Useful, unnecessary or unlicensed? Unless you know the status of your software and cloud services, you could be wasting money or risking a nasty surprise when you get audited. And what about all the unrecognized technology being deployed out of sight of IT? How do you ensure compliance and security for software you can’t see?
Snow’s Software Asset Management provides complete visibility over the software and cloud services your business uses. It incorporates on-premises, cloud and mobile, putting you in control with a single source of information. This empowers you to discover all assets in your environment, streamline and simplify licenses, make tangible savings and reduce risk. You get an up-to-the-minute view of what’s deployed across your organisation, with automated workflows to accelerate adoption and increase ROI.
With Snow for SaaS, the invisible becomes visible, so organisations can optimise SaaS investment across the enterprise. It enables organisations to identify unused accounts, duplicate users and unnecessary premium subscriptions. Snow for SaaS will also find SaaS services organisations don’t know they have, giving organisations a holistic view across a hybrid infrastructure.
This visibility also helps tackle the estimated 30% of wasted SaaS spend. At the same time, Snow’s governance controls stop SaaS sprawl happening again with self-service access request, automated approval and provisioning, license harvesting and reassignment, and subscription-level management.
Asset Discovery & Inventory
Snow Inventory provides complete asset discovery as well as revealing blind spots on the network and in cloud software and infrastructure. It automatically collects usage information on all applications running across the cloud and network. Also, it collects, discovers and meters usage of virtual and streamed applications (including usage of virtual desktops – VDI) as well as applications running from within the data center such as Citrix and Microsoft RDS. This high quality data can be used to identify areas of cost optimisation and license harvesting as well as generate management reports on usage across cloud services and all applications.
With up-to-date information about the hardware, cloud services and software assets across the corporate network and public clouds, Snow Inventory provides the data and management reporting engine necessary to create realistic plans and future budgets based on actual usage and real needs.
For many years, we have been optimising the SAM / ITAM maturity of our customers, bringing companies closer to their primary goals - "achieving Compliance, Control and Cost savings for their IT". Snow Software is one of the strategic technology partners of Softline.
Snow Software aims to empower all types of IT stakeholders to maximise their productivity and contribution, without introducing unacceptable costs or risks, and ensuring that every penny invested in technology to support business operations is money well-spent. Whether it concerns Software Asset Management, Cloud Spend Management, Enterprise Mobility Management, Unified Device Management or even just license compliance.