Microsoft SAM Managed Service Program
According to Gartner, SAM is now a C-level imperative. “Digital businesses cannot function without software, which is forcing IT leaders to deliver better process and cost transparency to improve IT services, license compliance, and alignment with business objectives.”*
That's why Microsoft designed the Microsoft SAM Managed Service Program. This program 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 (ISO 19770) and the Microsoft SAM Optimization Model (SOM).
By introducing you to SAM best practices, tools, and resources while providing a complete view of your infrastructure, the program is designed to help you drive better IT decisions throughout all software and related asset lifecycle management. In addition to many SAM benefits, this program also offers unique benefits to participating customers, such as value-based consulting on strategic IT imperatives like cloud readiness and cybersecurity, a reduced risk of audit, flexibility and concessions for the best possible licensing optimization solutions, and more.
“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.
Uninterrupted visibility of your infrastructure can help you quickly identify and resolve issues such as unauthorized devices and people accessing your network before they can do harm, or consolidating and repurposing underutilized servers before deciding to buy more.
Additionally, the SAM Managed Service Program offers unique Microsoft benefits to participating customers including:
- A “Fresh start” with Microsoft licensing
- Flexible licensing solutions and optimization that only Microsoft can offer
- A reduced risk of audit
- Microsoft product end-of-life guidance
- Ongoing Microsoft SAM Optimization Model (SOM) consultation and maturity tracking
- At least one ongoing value-added consultation such as cybersecurity or cloud productivity consultation
- Special offers & training opportunities
Learn more about the benefits by contacting one of the Accredited Providers. Local geographies may offer additional benefits. Work with your local Microsoft SAM team to learn more.
Mexico and LATAM
(Central, South, and Caribbean Regions)VISIT SITE