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Market Guide for Software Asset Management Tools

Published: 08 November 2016

ID: G00294469

Analyst(s): April Adams , Roger Williams , Gary Spivak


Software publishers have increased the complexity of software license structures and cloud-based offerings, requiring specialized tools to establish compliance and optimize costs. Selection of SAM tools by I&O leaders will largely depend on vendor capabilities across six distinct activities.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

Market Analysis

  • Platform Discovery
  • Platform and Software Inventory
  • Inventory Normalization
  • Reconciliation of External Information
  • Optimization of License Position
  • Information Sharing

Representative Vendors

Market Recommendations

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