SAM stands for Software Asset Management. It ensure software license compliance by using the ‘AAA’ process. Combining management process with software management tools, It gives you a clear overview on what license you have, what installation you should have deployed, and what you was found deployed. It helps you organize what you have got, where it's running, and eliminate license discrepancy. SAM is essential in today's business world
Benefit of SAM:
·A better knowledge of your existing software and the increased ability to determine what kinds of programs you really need
·Consolidated software license overview -> Better Price negotiation with vendor
·Eliminate Waste and Redundancy. Compare the installed software and the license quantity you have.
·Managing license Risk, keep the software installed in computer matched the license you have, It will be easy to see how many software installed and how many license you have, it can be determined easily if you are over-licensed or under-licensed for certain software titles.
·Process reviewed together with Internal Audit