Leveraging SAM to Rein in Your Software Costs

Building on Your SAM Foundation to Contain Costs
If you’re reading this paper, the chances are good that you’ve started a Software Asset Management (SAM) discipline to survive your next vendor software audit with minimum fees and penalties. At this point in your SAM journey, you’ve probably implemented a basic entitlement program that
allows you to compare validated license purchases against the actual installations. Your software catalog likely contains key information about your software, including license agreements, contract terms, proof of purchase, departmental allocations, and warranties. And you’ve probably implemented company-wide steps to keep your software catalog current, so audits will be faster and less resource-intensive than they used to be. Congratulations.