Software Assets Management (SAM)
SAM is all of infrastructure and processes necessary for the effective management, control and protection of software assets within an organization. The steps of implementing SAM in your company are the following:
- Performing a software inventory,
-Matching software with licenses,
- Reviewing policies and procedures for software use and license acquisition, and
- Developing a SAM plan. .
SAM helps you recognize what software you have , where it is running, where it can best be utilized, what overlap you may have and what is needed in terms of licensing documentation.