SAM 2019 Review

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Last updated: Jul 27, 2018

SAM Review

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

Small business, Medium business, Large business

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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What is SAM? Updated: Jul 27, 2018

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.

SAM Average Rating -

The rating of SAM is 4.3 stars. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review

SAM 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.

SAM 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.

SAM 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 price is available upon request.

SAM demo

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SAM Categories

Marketing
IT Asset Management
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

SAM Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support
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