Gartner Research

Three Steps to Evaluate SAM Tool Pricing and Licensing

Published: 13 June 2016

ID: G00302635

Analyst(s): Hank Marquis


I&O leaders buying a software asset management tool often find pricing and licensing difficult to sort out. Use three simple steps to evaluate SAM tool proposals to get the best price and choose the right licensing options.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Sort SAM Tool Proposals Using a SAM Tool Feature Map
    • Compliance — Initial Purchase and Compliance and Risk Reduction
    • Optimization — Shifting From Compliance to Spending Reductions
    • Scaling — Expanding Scope Through Automation
    • Recommendations
  • Normalize SAM Tool Costs Using a CPD Approach
    • How to Normalize SAM Tool Pricing
    • Recommendations
  • Choose SAM Tool Licensing Based on Your Existing SAM Capabilities
    • Recommendations

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