Microsoft SAM Managed Service Program
That's why Microsoft created the Microsoft SAM Managed Service Program, which is designed to introduce you to Accredited Providers who offer a continual, governance-based, outsourced service to help you more effectively manage your software assets. These predictable managed services adhere to SAM industry standards and best practices.
As part of this program, Accredited Providers work with you to implement SAM best practices, tools, and resources and they perform a complete view of your infrastructure, helping you drive better IT decision making. In addition to many SAM benefits, the program also offers unique benefits to participating customers, including value-based consulting on strategic IT imperatives such as cloud readiness and cybersecurity, technology roadmaps, and product end-of-support guidance.
“By 2020, enterprises with an effective SAM practice will reclaim 25% to 30% of their total software spending, compared to enterprises that do not.”
Gartner, Three Steps to Create an Effective SAM Tool Strategy With Gartner's Tool Decision Framework, 15 February 2017.