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Select the Right SAM Tool to Reduce Risks, Optimize Costs and Improve Decision Making

Published: 21 August 2017

ID: G00334605

Analyst(s): Victoria Barber , Roger Williams , Matt Corsi

Summary

Software asset management tools have become popular; however, their diverse data requirements make the selection process challenging. By ensuring their SAM tool delivers four primary capabilities, infrastructure and operations leaders will choose the right SAM tool to support their enterprise goals.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Base SAM Tool Requirements on Four Capabilities
    • Capability No. 1: Decoding Software License Entitlements
    • Capability No. 2: Automating Software Consumption Data Collection
    • Capability No. 3: Establishing ISV Effective License Position
    • Capability No. 4: Optimizing Software Value Delivery and Information Sharing
  • Address Both Compliance and Cost Optimization
  • Validate That the SAM Tool Will Deliver Expected Benefits

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