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Gartner Peer Insights ‘Lessons Learned’: Implementing Software Asset Management Tools

Published: 02 June 2020

ID: G00405871

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


Software asset management tools are essential for the management of increasingly complex software-licensing metrics. IT leaders can leverage lessons learned from their peers submitted on Gartner Peer Insights to implement SAM tools successfully.

Table Of Contents


Peer Lessons Learned

  • Lesson 1: Recognize What the Business Needs Are and How the Tool Can Add Value
  • Lesson 2: Ensure Accurate Data to Link It With Your Processes
  • Lesson 3: Vet Credible Vendors to Make the Best Possible Selection
  • Lesson 4: Recognize Appropriate Internal Resources Who Can Support the Selected Tool
  • Lesson 5: Negotiate and Implement Licenses Early On in the System
  • Methodology
  • Document Revision History

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