Software Asset Management (SAM) is a best practice incorporating a set of proven processes and procedures for managing and optimizing your organization’s IT licensing assets.
costs and business risks for a stronger, healthier financial position.
existing investments, so that you can do more with what you already have.
with your company’s expanding needs in size and maturity through increased flexibility and agility.
Build a healthier financial position
SAM can help you control both the “hard” monetary costs of software and the “soft” costs of IT management. It helps ensure that you have the best licensing programs for your organization’s specific needs, and the most effective IT forecasting and budgeting. It can help you centralize your IT and software asset tracking, automate manual processes for increased efficiency, prepare for technology upgrades, and reduce support costs.
SAM can also help you control business and legal risks that are often related to improper software deployment. Use SAM to identify security vulnerabilities and keep track of the latest software updates, as well as achieve compliance with standards and government regulations.
Do more with what you already have
With SAM, you can get the most out of your software investments by reducing redundancy, standardizing processes, and giving your employees the tools they need. SAM can help you implement IT with business best practices and optimize software assets, enabling you to pay only for the software you use. SAM helps you optimize IT resources by standardizing processes, improving automation, and defining procedures to increase the efficiency and agility of your IT staff.
Lay a scalable foundation for business growth
As your company needs grow, you need an IT infrastructure that can expand with you. The SAM optimization model provides a solid, scalable foundation for business growth. A fully implemented SAM plan creates efficiencies that enable you to adapt quickly to market opportunities, plan for future software needs, and engage in IT and business best practices that drive value. At its highest level, SAM helps organizations become more agile by making better use of resources, even in times of changing business conditions.
Infrastructure Optimization and the SAM Optimization Model
The goal of Infrastructure Optimization (IO) is to build an efficient, secure, and optimized IT infrastructure. IO can help your organization better understand and move toward a more secure, well-managed, and dynamic IT infrastructure that will help you reduce costs, use resources more efficiently, and make IT a strategic asset for the business. IO is a four-step process that can take your organization from a non-managed, reactive state to a proactive, optimized, and dynamic state. SAM is a key step in IO that can help your organization gain control over what IT assets are being used and where.