Software Asset Management (SAM) is all the capabilities necessary for the effective management, control and protection of software assets (be those on-premises or in the cloud) throughout all stages of their lifecycle.
People, Process & Tools
At SoftwareONE, we know that SAM is an essential function that involves not just the right tool but the essential people and processes to ensure a successful SAM operating model. SAM impacts not only how software is being used, but also automation, security, digitization, control of shadow IT, and your future software strategy.
A process for making software acquisition and disposal decisions. It includes strategies that identify and eliminate unused or infrequently used software, consolidating software licenses or moving toward new licensing models.
SAM defninition of Gartner, one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms
End to End SAM is...
This is in relation to both audits and knowing your software estate - the more detail you have on what is deployed the better you can protect it. SAM helps you do this.
SAM provides companies with a full report of what is deployed, the contract terms, and license inventory, enabling you to make smarter IT decisions in regards to software deployment and consumption, resulting in marked cost savings.
Optimize Your In-house IT Staff
Not every organization has the internal resources to conduct a SAM engagement. Using a third party tool and the related expertise behind the tool, alleviates the burden on your IT department.