Top Reasons to Make Genuine Software a Priority
Using genuine software and following established Software Asset Management (SAM) practices are important for all businesses and organisations.
1. Reduce risks
When you or your company effectively manage your software licences, you lower the chances of having non-valid software which is more likely to contain malware. Non-valid software also may have been manipulated by ‘hackers’ or ‘pirates’, thereby compromising your work.
2. Save time and money
Effective software management can reduce the time spent and potential costs associated with licensing issues.
3. Stay safe
Effective software asset management programmes ensure you do not download non-valid software from unauthorised sources.
4. Get support
Using only genuine Autodesk software means guaranteed access to Autodesk technical support. Most companies do not offer technical support for non-valid software.
5. Improve productivity
Genuine software works as expected. Plus, you have access to user manuals and reference materials that enable you to be more productive.
6. 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.
7. Stay informed
Using only genuine software means you get the latest updates and information from Autodesk.
8. Meet your legal obligations
Using non-valid software can lead to legal claims against you, your company and in some cases against customers of your company.
CADPRO Software Asset Management (SAM)
Software Asset Management (SAM) practices are important for all business and organisation. CADPRO provides SAM to make sure that your software works properly. SAM helps you to:
SAM best practices help you manage license compliance throughout your organisation. When you effectively track and document your software licenses, you lower the risk of non-compliance. You also create a better working environment for your employees and partners.
Access to user manuals, reference materials, and product support makes employees more productive. When you institute SAM best practices, you manage these resources effectively.
SAM helps you stay compliant, which puts your business partners at ease. If you’re contracting or subcontracting on a project, your partner will expect you to follow the law. Stay informed and get the latest news on your software products from CADPRO Systems and Autodesk when you’re a licensed registered user.
SAM ensures that you use only licensed software, which entitles you to support. Most companies do not offer technical support for unregistered software.
An effective SAM program will reduce the downloading or purchasing of software from unauthorised sites that can infect computers with viruses.
Meet Your Obligations
SAM helps you know and comply with the terms of your end-user license agreements and to meet your legal obligations.
SAM can reduce costs in several ways, helping you to:
- Eliminate or reallocate underused software licenses
- Limit overhead associated with managing and supporting software
- Reduce the potential for unexpected software costs
- Avoid paying damages for non-compliance