Microsoft provides SAM services that are specifically designed for small businesses in the United States. These services can help you gain a clear view into the software you have deployed and are using compared with the licenses you've acquired, providing you with a clear starting point for managing and tracking your software going forward.
SAM for small business overview
Constantly changing business needs and technology trends such as the growing use of personal devices in the workplace, the need to integrate cloud solutions, and ever-increasing cybersecurity threats, can make it difficult to know if you're making the right long-term technology decisions. Knowing what software you own and what is currently in use provides a stronger foundation on which to make these decisions.
The following services focus on helping you get the visibility you need to minimize risks and get the most value from your software investments.
License Verification Process
The License Verification Process is a Microsoft guided assessment of the Microsoft software you have deployed and are using compared with your corresponding licensing entitlements. Microsoft will analyze the data and information provided by you and deliver a set of recommendations on areas for improvement.
License Baseline Certification
The License Baseline Certification is a self-assessment that compares the Microsoft software you have deployed and are using with the corresponding licenses you've acquired. The goal of this self-assessment is to help draw your attention to potential business inefficiencies and risks created by outdated or unlicensed software.
The details of these services are subject to change.
For more information on both services visit License Verification Process and License Baseline Certification