Introducing the FAST Standard for Software Compliance
Originally launched in 2004 and updated and refreshed in 2007
and 2011 to keep pace with changes in technology, the FAST
Standard for Software Compliance - FSSC-1:2011 (the FAST
Standard) provides a structured framework for initiating,
implementing and maintaining software compliance.
The 2011 FAST Compliance Programme brings an update to all
the guidance documents and templates, including the
introduction of a new focus on relationship management and new
technologies (such as Virtualisation and SaaS). We are also working
towards aligning the FAST standard with the ISO-19770 which
is currently under review and due to be re-launched later this
2011 also sees the launch of new and improved interactive tools
to help you complete the programme and monitor your progress.
Plus, for customers who are looking to develop and implement full
Software Asset Management processes we are proud to announce the
launch of the new FAST Software
Lifecycle Management Programme
The FAST Standard and the FAST Compliance Programme
The FSSC-1:2011 and the supporting FAST Compliance Programme
give you the "What", "Why" and "How" to achieve software licence
The FSSC-1 document outlines the requirements of the
standard. Organisations will need to demonstrate that they have met
all of this requirements in order to achieve registration to the
FAST Standard for Software Compliance.
e.g. “The Organisation shall establish documented policies and
procedures for software auditing.”
Why? – new for 2011!
An objective has been added to each requirement in the standard to
give the “why” as well as the “what”.
e.g. “To ensure a routine and consistent approach to auditing to
enable reconciliation and demonstrate compliance”.
The FSSC-2 document provides the supporting documentation
containing background information and guidance on what
organisations should be considering to ensure that they fully meet
the requirements of the standard. Additional specific guidance
documentation and templates are available from the customer area on
the FAST website.
The programme provides all the tools, support and expert
knowledge you need to achieve accreditation to the FAST Standard,
||Impartial and independent advice on IT legislation, software
management, licensing and IT policies
tools including FAST Express Software Manager, FAST
Compliance Manager and FAST Gap Analysis
||Online programme tracker to help you
monitor your progress against the FAST Standard - new for
||Best Practice templates and guidelines
||CPD Certified training and education
– including personal qualifications
||Dedicated Account Managers to guide and support you through the
||Knowledge and expertise - from a leading UK authority on
software asset management and IT compliance