SAM can help you control costs by eliminating wasteful duplicate purchases and improving processes. Implementing and maintaining a good SAM plan gives you the information you need to know exactly how many licenses you have for each software title to optimize your assets, and to provide visibility so that you purchase only software you will use. Through increased efficiency and asset tracking, you can adapt quickly to expanding markets and find the most cost-effective way to handle your future needs as your company grows and matures.See how SAM is helping other businesses control costs
Control over software costs
SAM helps lower costs that are associated with buying and maintaining your software library. It encourages a centralized licensing process that lets you take advantage of volume discounts whenever possible.
Reduced support and maintenance costs
Backup and recovery systems are easier to maintain when it is clear what software goes where. In addition, by standardizing desktops and automating processes, you can dramatically reduce support by minimizing staff technical support requests. When software is deployed and maintained properly, employees usually require less technical support.
Potential tax savings
Depending on how you buy your software, SAM may help your company take better advantage of tax benefits for software depreciation and expenditures. By knowing what software was purchased, when, and under which programs, you may be able to work with your tax advisors to save your company additional money.
Optimized software deployment
With the right infrastructure in place to support your SAM program, you can automatically identify and deploy software upgrades, virus protection, and security updates. This not only helps control costs, but it saves you time and reduces hassles for your IT department and employees who use the software.
More data protection
SAM can save you money in the long run by ensuring that you have an appropriate disaster recovery plan in place to help protect your data, backup software, and licenses. By tracking all your software assets, you’ll have detailed information for good backup and recovery plans should the need ever arise. With a SAM Software Use Policy, you can also reduce unapproved software downloads and installations—and the viruses that often come with them—saving you even more.
Increased employee productivity
By standardizing software versions, you can avoid file conflicts and reduce file-sharing issues to make communication easier throughout your organization. By optimizing your processes, you enable management and other staff to work together seamlessly, which leads to increased productivity, better overall job satisfaction, and ultimately, more cost savings.