SAM Buyers Guide: How to Define Feature Requirements

Supercharge your Software Asset Management with strategic choices

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Worldwide IT spending has increased from $3.5 trillion in 2017 to a projected $4.5 trillion in 2022, according to Statista.

This shows that managing your company’s software usage and cloud subscriptions is a decisive success factor in handling short-term cost reduction and long-term financial savings. Starting a Software Asset Management (SAM) program is a big undertaking, especially for large enterprises or companies with a complex IT environment. While technical requirements vary, we have organized the most frequent and important in this white paper.

This SAM Buyers Guide will help you:

  • Understand the value delivered by a professional SAM solution.
  • Examine the needs of your IT landscape and organizational structure.
  • Evaluate functional features such as system integration and data collection.
  • Understand cost features such as SaaS management, reharvesting, and cloud BYOL.
  • Assess the financial impact of contract tracking, KPI reports, and data security.
The goal of SAM is to ensure your software usage is always vendor compliant, quality assured, and finding its greatest saving potential. Applying feature requirements to tasks and tools will lead to your successful focus on results and benefits. Let’s get started.