Structuring Your Agile Managed Service
All enterprise organizations are different, so why should every SAM managed service be the same? SAM Agile allows your software asset management programme to be as unique as your own organization. SAM Agile will provide your organization with the core services of;
- Project Management
- Data Cleanse
- Proof of Entitlement
- License Reconciliation
This ensures your business has the essentials in place to enable licensing compliance and intelligent software procurement.
SAM Agile then enables your software asset management team to meet the needs of your organization by planning SAM Optimization, Vendor Onboarding, Consultancy and Reconciliation in monthly sprints. By allocating value points to each activity and operating on a tiered software publisher basis, organizations can work with License Dashboard to quickly scope a full year of SAM activity, with specific effort focussed on targeted activities throughout the year.
The example below demonstrates how points can be allocated throughout the year for Tier 1 software publishers – Microsoft, IBM, Oracle etc. In this example the customer organization receives optimized reconciliations for key software publishers throughout the year, with an enhanced ELP at year end for key vendors to ensure full optimization for the following year.
Points allocated for Tier 2 software publishers – Autodesk, Quest, Veritas etc – have less value than Tier 1 vendors and so can be included more frequently at less investment.
SAM Agile service definitions
Onboarding: When a new or dormant vendor is brought into a state of readiness meaning that further incremental services can be drawn
SAM Consultancy: License Dashboard’s software licensing experts offer advice for optimal software licensing strategies as well as audit defence
Optimized Reconciliation: Licenses are assigned to deployments based on product, metric assigned, and downgrade rights with cost impact in mind
Enhanced Effective License Position (ELP): Comprehensive commentary on all unused vendor licenses with a full report