If the software is licensed under a subscription model, organizations must still understand and keep track of the license metric, to understand whether they are out of compliance or have shelfware
is still rampant due to challenges associated with measuring ROI.
% of licensed % of CRM CRM Software Shelfware
Waiting to be deployed 21 50 Boom-spending 7 17 Vendor consolidation and ERP 5 12 entrance Cancelled Projects 4 10 Efficiency gains via the Web 3 6.
Let's increase utilization of our servers, improve utilization of the network bandwidth, and eliminate shelfware
The amount of shelfware
and software doorstops is phenomenal.
The allure of subscription licencing may be appealing, but many incorrectly believe that issues of shelfware
(buying too much software) and non-compliant software use disappear by moving to a subscription model.
Alarmingly, the survey also reveals that these businesses are well aware that they are bloated with expensive shelfware
Moreover, 56% of respondents said that 11% or more of their application spend is associated with shelfware
The first offering of its kind in the industry, eGain[R] SLaaS[TM] allows businesses to eliminate two major risk factors in software investment: vendor lock-in and paying for shelfware
Rather than becoming shelfware
, it tends to proliferate throughout an organization once its capabilities are demonstrated.