Step 3: Learn about establishing and following good policies and procedures for software acquisition and use—an important part of the software asset management process. Start the tutorial
If you already have policies and documentation in place, now is a good time to review and update them as necessary. It’s also a good idea to establish a regular rhythm for reviewing and updating this kind of material within your organization.
As part of your SAM program, you should establish standards regarding all phases of your software life cycle, including:
Establishing standard software practices as part of your SAM plan will help improve your operations and reduce costs. By streamlining your everyday processes, you make the most of your software assets and IT resources, resulting in increased operational efficiency and improved responsiveness to business needs as your company grows in size and/or maturity.