Like its parent IT asset management, SAM (Software Asset Management) is a set of procedures for optimizing and managing the purchase, deployment, maintenance, use, and disposal of software applications within a company. Microsoft SAM software has its category, with companies like Flexera, Snow, Aspera, and ServiceNow leading the way.
It's also a way for legacy enterprise vendors like Microsoft to generate new revenue from their customers. Consider the Microsoft SAM Engagement as an example. "A way to help you get the most out of your software investments, ensure that you are licensed properly, and implement the right policies to manage your company's software assets properly," according to Microsoft. Anyone who has taken part in one knows that it's Microsoft's way of looking under the hood for software license non-compliance. While Microsoft's reasons for conducting a SAM engagement are entirely valid and in line with Microsoft SAM best practices, make no mistake: Microsoft's primary motivation for pushing SAM engagements is to generate revenue.
Five advantages of Microsoft SAM (Software Asset Management) from ITAM solutions: Microsoft SAM provides numerous advantages, some of which are more significant than others. Based on what is mostly seen across our enterprise client portfolio, here's our take on the top five:
You can identify multiple opportunities for IT savings with proper visibility and management of your software portfolio.
2-Less chance of software license audits and fines:
Software license audits are becoming more common, as are the penalties imposed by vendors. Vendors such as Microsoft, SAP, IBM, and Oracle exploit customers' lack of visibility into the software estate and understanding of product terms.
3-Optimization of Licensing:
The very first step in optimizing licensing and subscriptions across the software portfolio is to have a strong software asset management system.
4-A more secure situation:
Your ability to fight cybersecurity threats is directly influenced by how well you manage your software assets.
5-Maximize the use of IT assets:
Because of the shift to on-demand computing, businesses have had to reconsider using IT resources. As a result, it has allowed for optimal use of IT assets without incurring unwanted cost overheads.
About the company
Jeremy Boerger has over two decades of experience within the Information Technology sector. His signature Pragmatic ITAM Method is used by major manufacturing, healthcare, and global financial institutions. It enables them to Spend Less On Software Without Buying Less Software.
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