As the business value of modern software applications increases, corporations are heavily investing in software to better streamline their business processes. Yet, they have neither the time nor knowledge to manage these assets as efficiently as traditional, physical hardware.
A Concise View of a Software Asset Management Engagement
The process of a SAM engagement is relatively complex, requiring a broad array of knowledge ranging from the technical expertise to manage and monitor the SAM tool scanning the IT environment to the licensing knowledge necessary for interpreting the data retrieved from the SAM assessment. However, below we attempt to break it down into its fundamental parts:
Introduction and Evaluation. Together with the organization’s IT team, the SAM expert reviews the scope of the engagement, suggests applicable SAM tools, and outlines the timeline of the engagement.