SAM Review

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Last updated: Oct 21, 2019

SAM Review

ITQlick rating
(4.9/5)

Starting from $29.95 per user/month

Software Asset Management (SAM) is an inventory and IT asset management solution for businesses of all sizes. The software offers solutions for optimization of the organization’s assets. It was designed and lau...

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    • IT Asset Management
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    • Marketing Analytics

Shlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 21, 2019

What is SAM?

Software Asset Management (SAM) is an inventory and IT asset management solution for businesses of all sizes. The software offers solutions for optimization of the organization’s assets. It was designed and launched by Microsoft Corporation based in Washington, United States.

Average Rating -

The rating of SAM is 4.9 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

SAM can be successfully deployed in any business size. The software can provide a viable asset management solution for small startups as well as big businesses. It has found deployment in such industries as manufacturing, retail and sale, 3rd party logistics services, automation, transportation etc. Some noteworthy customers of the software include Golder Associates Limited, Minacs Worldwide, and AG GOODS etc.

Features

The software uses a blend of established processes and innovative methods to manage and optimize and inventory and assets of your organization. It controls the costs and business risks and optimizes existing investments. Risk management capabilities of the software control the business sand legal risks related to your software and hardware assets. It also helps in optimizing the IT infrastructure.

SAM 3 Pros

  • The flexible and agile structure of SAM allows it to expand accordingly with the growing needs of the business.
  • You have the freedom to create customized policies and procedures during different phases of software lifecycle.
  • SAM allows you to use different additional tools with the core features, including Microsoft System Center, Windows Intune, and MAP etc.

SAM 2 Cons

  • Unlike some alternatives, SAM does not offer a separate module for reporting.
  • There are no features of client management and lead management on the software.

Competitors & Alternatives

Two important alternatives of SAM are NetSuite and ServiceNow. Just like SAM, NetSuite strives to control the costs and risks and optimize the assets. It offers the features of client management, problem management, task management, software inventory management, and lead management etc. Unlike SAM, this software also offers a separate reporting module.

Main features of ServiceNow include software monitoring, contract management, budgeting and forecasting, location tracking, and asset tagging. This software does not offer any separate reporting module.

SAM Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $29.95 per user/month. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed SAM pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 3.4 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

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SAM Categories

IT Asset Management
Marketing
Marketing Analytics

Specifications

Company:
Address: Microsoft Corporation, 157th Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA
Customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

SAM Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

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