Software Asset Management

We offer the full range of Software Asset Management (SAM) services to help customers:

  • Reduce financial risk by obtaining and maintaining software licencing compliance
  • Consolidate and reorganise to reduce licencing spend
  • Make intelligent Cloud migration planning decisions

SAM Engagements

A typical SAM engagement includes the following stages:

  • Data Audit
    • Device scope definition
    • Data gathering (via the use of suitable software inventory tools) to obtain a software asset inventory
  • Data Validation
    • Review and validation of gathered inventory
    • Comparison of current license entitlements against existing software deployments, helping to identify any gaps or underutilisation.
    • Review of SAM policies and procedures
  • Recommendations
    • Provision of an optimized licencing position based on strategic requirements and goals, including, where applicable, insights into developing a virtualization roadmap, cloud migration plan, or a security assessment.

 

SAM as a Service

Our SAM as a Service allows customers to completely outsource central tasks in license management and compliance reporting.  Adoption generally follows a standard SAM engagement, and is a popular route for organisations either short on resource or with stringent audit requirements, who need to maintain an accurate, ongoing view of their licencing inventory and compliance status.