Gartner® Market Guide for Software Asset Management Tools

New Gartner research helps you select the best SAM tools to support your business requirements

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Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management leaders use SAM to maximize software investment

Finding an effective SAM tool is crucial for managing increasingly complex software, SaaS, and IaaS licenses. This Gartner report may help your organization avoid common SAM tool investment pitfalls and deliver stronger ROI by outlining key considerations and in-depth analysis.

According to Gartner: “By 2026, only 20% of organizations will use a single tool to support software asset management across all their environments.” We believe this Gartner research can help you evaluate the scope and complexity of your software estate, including consumption data, governance, compliance risk, and cost optimization.

Download your complimentary copy of the 2021 Gartner Market Guide for Software Asset Management Tools to:

  • Evaluate SAM tool capability gaps and technical requirements
  • Plan project scope, prioritize software publishers and establish your timeline
  • Identify opportunities to integrate SAM tools into your existing tool landscape


Gartner, Market Guide for Software Asset Management Tools, By Ryan Stefani, Jaswant Kalay, 20 September 2021. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s Research & Advisory organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.