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Three Critical Elements of a Successful Software Asset Management Tool Implementation

Published: 16 February 2018

ID: G00347682

Analyst(s): Matt Corsi , Roger Williams

Summary

The cost and effort of implementing SAM tools are often underestimated, resulting in failure to achieve the expected outcomes. Sourcing and vendor management leaders must have accurate license purchase data, sufficient resources, and a clear scope and objectives to ensure a successful outcome.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Assess the Completeness and Accuracy of License Entitlement Data
  • Determine the Resources Required to Complete the Implementation
  • Develop a Realistic Implementation Plan That Aligns With Management Expectations

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