Tools & Products

Select the right tools and products to support your SAM strategy.


It is important to choose inventory and management tools that are capable of collecting all the required data points to gain a clear picture of the software assets that you have deployed.

Choosing the right tool Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) Microsoft Intune Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit System Center Configuration Manager

Things to consider when choosing the right tool

Here are some things to consider when choosing inventory and management tools.

  • Size and the complexity of your organization
  • Multiple tools may be needed to collect from various data sources
  • Capable of collecting relevant user and device access data
  • Ability to deploy and monitor a tool remotely or on-premises
  • Ability to gather data for all devices that connect to the network remotely
  • How the inventory tool is licensed