SAM – Much More Than Inventory

How Does Software Asset Management Give Value to Your Business?

As an industry, Software Asset Management hasn’t really helped itself in the last ten years. For a start there’s a self-perpetuating confusion over terminology: Software Asset Management (SAM), Inventory, Software License Management, Compliance, Discovery, Application Management… they’re all the same thing really, right?

Well, no. In fact, definitely no.

Where Software Asset Management Sits

This guide will break through the smoke and mirrors to demystify some of the terminology around Software Asset Management. In particular, it will highlight one of the main confusions – that Software Asset Management and Inventory are not the same thing.

By the end of this document, you will have a clearer understanding of Software Asset Management and will be in a better position to decide what component technologies and/or services will drive true value to your organization.