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Software Asset Management (SAM)

Softline Software Asset Management is a combination of services that helps you in every aspect of your hardware and software lifecycle. It provides you full IT asset management including mobile, software, and hardware lifecycle management as well as assisting with security and compliance concerns. We provide customers a comprehensive asset management service in order to assist them with making informed purchases.

What Does The SAM Project Include:
 

Selection of inventory tool                                                                        

Softline experts have mastered a wide variety of technical tools, and they can help you choose the optimal inventory tool taking into consideration the unique features of your business. And if you already have some tools that can be used for inventory installed (for example, Microsoft System Center), we will be able to use them and make the most of their functionality.

Organization of asset management processes

 It is not enough to put software into order one time, it is also necessary to ensure that your infrastructure remains in order after the end of the project. For this purpose, our specialists meticulously study the software asset.

Inventory

 It is impossible to reveal many problems by looking from the inside, and during the inventory process our task is to independently assess the IT infrastructure of the client from the outside. We analyze the software on user PCs, servers, as well as the relations between them, and provide a summary report following the results of the survey.

Certification

Optionally, the client can receive a documentary proof of completed work. We are able to assist you in acquiring the following certificates:
 

•  Certificate of compliance to the international SAM standard ISO 19770-1 and its Russian analogue GOST ISO R 19770-1;
 

•  Business Software Alliance (BSA) certificate – the certificate that can protect from certain inspections during the next 2 years;
 

•  Certificates from particular vendors – they can make you immune to vendor


Legal analysis

We compare the purchased and used licenses and perform comprehensive legal risk analysis basing on the contract documentation. Many contracts include peculiarities and hidden risks, and we draw your attention to them. Sometimes the value of these risks exceeds the sum of all others, including technical ones.