SAM as a Service: in-house or outsourced?
After the implementation of Software Asset Management tooling and underlying (business) processes, it is necessary to carry out license management on operational level. It is crucially important to update information in the SAM tool in the proper manner, in order to gain insight into the current software license compliance status. This means that all information that is entered in the tool during the SAM implementation must be supplemented with purchases in the future. A team of persons with specialist knowledge is required to make the step from a single baseline to continuous insight into the software license compliance status of your most important software publishers.
Own team or outsourced?
Finding a specialised team that can give the organisation insight into the software license compliance status of the most important software publishers is not an easy task to complete. Provide advice regarding what optimisation must take place so that savings can be realised and ensure that the SAM tool is working properly on technical and functional levels takes a lot of time. Many organisations choose to outsource (part of) the Software Asset Management to a SAM expert.
- SAMasp for safe hosting of SAM infrastructure
- SAMdesk as Service Desk for your operational license management
- SAMtelligence for proactive analysis and advice
SAM as a Service
With Software Asset Management, an organisation can get a real-time picture of the license position, whereby savings can be realised on software licenses and underlying support and maintenance contracts. You can choose which parts of SAM you would like to carry out ‘in-house’ and which parts you would like to outsource using the various modules from Softline Solutions' SAMmanaged. While SAMdesk is the solution in cases of insufficient manpower and specialist license and contract knowledge for operational license management, you can outsource the software inventory with SAMasp. SAMtelligence provides you with proactive advice in order to help you realise software license compliance and make cost savings.
SAM as a Service; just the way you want it
- Lower initial investment required
- Technical and functional management carried out by Softline Solutions
Softline Solutions offers FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises as a supporting SAM tool. The SAM tool keeps an inventory of which applications are installed and used within the environment(s). By linking this data to your license information, you gain insight into your software license compliance status. Softline Solutions takes care of the management of the SAM tool, including the necessary licenses, which allows organisations to make use of SAM as a Service. This means that organisations do not need to dedicate any technical resources for the maintenance of the SAM tool.
FlexNet as heart of the SAMmanaged solution:
Outsourcing your SAM department
- Operational support
- Realisation of transparency in Software License Compliance status
Proactive analysis & advice regarding software compliance
- Proactive notifications
- Scenario analyses
- Optimisation reports