Step-by-Step path to Software Asset Management
Software Asset Management provides insight into software assets for your organisation, whereby you can take measures to achieve software license compliance and achieve cost savings. Through the right combination of organisation, process and technology, an organisation can get optimal control. In order to achieve the correct balance that suits the ICT infrastructure and the IT objectives (short term) set by an organisation, you have to ask yourself: ‘What level of SAM maturity are we striving for as an organisation?’; ‘To what extent are we going to take control ourselves?’; ‘Up to which level are we going to carry out the operational license management activities?’ Softline Solutions has been the leading specialist in Software Asset Management for many years. Our tried and tested step-by-step approach leads organisations from the planning phase to operational SAM.
House of ITAM ® - which level suits you?
Would you like to have complete insight into the software license compliance position with your top 5 software publishers, so that you are prepared for software audits? Or would you like to optimise your entire software management system and fully integrate Software Asset Management into your business activities? As completely independent SAM expert and market leader, Softline Solutions assists organisations with the implementation of Software Asset Management that completely suits their specific needs. The ‘House of ITAM®’ is based on ISO/IES for ITAM standard 19770-1:2017, and forms the basis of the tried and tested approach that is built on many years of SAM experience. The approach is visualised as a house that has been built from the ground up. During the setting up of Software Asset Management, an organisation goes through 3 ‘tiers’:
The three tiers of the House of ITAM®:
- 1: TRUSTWORTHY DATA - Knowing what you have so you can manage it
- 2: LIFE CYCLE INTEGRATION - Achieving greater efficiency & cost-effectiveness in the IT asset life cycle
- 3: OPTIMIZATION - Achieving greater efficiency & cost-effectiveness through functional focus