Gartner® Report: How to Select the Right Software Asset Management Tools

The essential guide for rolling out a successful SAM program

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“What’s the best SAM tool in the market?”

Unfortunately, buying a SAM tool doesn’t flip a switch to generate quick results. Software Asset Management isn’t one size fits all, so it’s crucial for sourcing, procurement, and vendor management (SPVM) leaders to identify tool requirements and roadmap SAM program goals long before comparing tools.

According to Gartner: “Too often, organizations evaluate tools to support software asset management (SAM) before they have established a clear set of objectives, which leads to the selection of a tool (or tools) that doesn’t support their goals.

New Gartner research outlines the three critical steps to minimize the risks of selecting the wrong SAM tool. This fundamental Software Asset Management strategy playbook may help you:

  • Evaluate your own data to define project goals and milestones
  • Review capability gaps for your requirements and vendor scope
  • Establish realistic use cases and must-do’s to run a complete Proof of Concept analysis

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Gartner, How to Select the Right Software Asset Management Tools by Jaswant Kalay, Ryan Stefani, 22 March 2021
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