The SAM Process Maturity Assessment is conducted as an online survey, offered by SAM Charter. The product of the assessment is a comprehensive report with Best Practice recommendations.
The report provides guidance on the critical areas business and IT operations that need to be targeted to elevate Software Asset Management (SAM) maturity. This is an excellent way for organizations to perform a self-initiated assessment of their SAM program.
What is included?
End Users are asked to supply details about the organization, mainly around device types and counts, along with SAM program goals. Next, the end user is asked to supply answers to a series of questions from ten SAM competency areas (see the previous figure). An initial question is posed and then follow on questions are asked, based on the response provided to the previous question. There are 100 questions in all. SAM Charter supplies a PDF help file to guide to end users through the survey.