Building your House of ITAM®
IT Asset Management (ITAM) provides insight into software and hardware assets for your organisation. With this insight you can take profound decisions, take measures to achieve license Compliance, Control & Cost savings, and prevent or limit financial risks from software audits.
The Softline Solutions House of ITAM®
Softline Solutions developed a tried and tested approach, based on the ISO/IEC 19770-1:2017 standard for IT Asset Management and best practices from the hundreds of international projects that are executed each year. The Softline Solutions’ approach is visualised as a house built from the ground up: the House of ITAM®.
How the House of ITAM’s building blocks can help you with:
- Trustworthy data is about knowing what you have so you can manage it. It is the collection of infrastructure and contract- and license data, reconciliation, analysis, advise and optimisation. It also includes the monitoring of changes in the infrastructure or organisation that can impact your ITAM practice, as well as securing the sensitive ITAM data against loss or unauthorised access.
- Life Cycle Integration is about achieving greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the IT asset life cycle, by assuring that these are managed in the most effective way in each step of the life-cycle.
- Optimization is about attaining greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness through functional focus. Focus on the contractual and financial side of IT assets, as well as the risks involved with using them.
Build to create a long-term strategy to attain results
Every organisation has different needs regarding the implementation of Software Asset Management as part of their IT Asset Management strategy. Perhaps some processes are already present, and the installed software is viewed in a particular way. Depending on what your organisation would like to achieve and what objectives have been set, an approach and a planning are drafted together with the internal stakeholders. A short-term plan, supplemented by a long-term strategy, in order to help your organisation attain its stated objectives.