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Organizational Roles and Benefits

Implementing a SAM plan ultimately involves and benefits all departments in your organization.

Each area has its own unique roles and strategies that can build a case for SAM and benefit your organization.

SAM is essential in today's business world. Let SAM chart your course to a better infrastructure, so you can travel in the right direction.

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  • Control security risks that result from the use of unauthorized software and/or a lack of knowledge of available security updates, ultimately reducing support incidents.

  • Optimize efficiencies with centralized asset tracking to always know what software you have, what could be better used elsewhere, and what types of programs you will need in the future.

  • Grow your business infrastructure with flexible and agile IT systems that can easily adapt with future needs.

  • Gain centralized control and implement/enforce procurement procedures by increasing your understanding of the software licenses that your business needs to succeed.

  • Optimize your negotiations and vendor relations by knowing exactly what software your organization needs and uses.

  • Grow visibility into short and long-term planning for upcoming software purchases that are necessary to meet current and future business requirements.

  • Control and limit your company's legal liability through better software and license management.

  • Optimize the time-to-market through streamlined software functionality and a thorough knowledge of existing databases.

  • Gain greater insight into your company's assets and needs, helping you make more informed decisions and better plans for the growth of the organization, both short term and for the future.

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How to build a business case for SAM

For building a business case around SAM to present to senior management, include:

  • A summary of your current SAM level

  • A summary of your proposed plan with alternatives.

  • The case for outsourcing SAM, keeping it in-house or combining both approaches.

  • A timeframe for implementing SAM.

  • The necessary requirements and expected benefits.

  • Final recommendations.

  • What to expect when it's finished.

Gain internal support on the Business Case for SAM

After preparing your case:

  • Determine potential objections from the outset, and have solutions and benefits at hand.

  • Keep budgetary concerns in mind to best determine the implementation stages of your SAM plan.

  • Find a senior-level champion of SAM that will help you sell your case.

  • Find a senior-level champion of SAM that will help you sell your case.

  • Be ready to present a report detailing what steps were taken and the benefits realized after the plan has been fully implemented.