Why Is Software Asset Management Important?
Software asset management (SAM) is important to any business that licenses software. SAM helps you to:
SAM best practices help you manage license compliance throughout your organization. When you effectively track and document your software licenses, you lower the risk of noncompliance. You also create a better working environment for your employees and partners.
SAM can reduce costs in several ways, helping you to:
- Eliminate or reallocate underused software licenses
- Limit overhead associated with managing and supporting software
- Reduce the potential for unexpected software costs
- Avoid paying damages for noncompliance
An effective SAM program will reduce the downloading or purchasing of software from unauthorized sites that can infect computers with viruses.
SAM ensures that you use only licensed software, which entitles you to support. Most companies do not offer technical support for unregistered software.
Access to user manuals, reference materials, and product support makes employees more productive. When you institute SAM best practices, you manage these resources effectively.
SAM helps you stay compliant, which puts your business partners at ease. If you’re contracting or subcontracting on a project, your partner will expect you to follow the law.
Get the latest news on your software products from software vendors, such as Autodesk, when you’re a licensed, registered user.
Meet Your Obligations
SAM helps you know and comply with the terms of your end-user license agreements and to meet your legal obligations.