Who is SAMsource for?
The SAMsource library is written for the people that:
  1. Purchase software.
  2. Manage software.
  3. Want to mitigate software compliance risks and reduce software purchase and management costs.
  4. Have an existing SAM programme or are thinking of implementing one.

Being an online resource that is available 24/7, you and anyone else within your organisation can seek advice on any aspect of SAM at any time.

We know that there is a great deal to think about with SAM.  Much of what you need to do won't be clear the first or second time you might look at it or raise the question.

SAM issues often take time to understand and still more time to work out the right way forward. Having a resource that you can refer to over and over again without it costing a penny more is something many of our customers had thought a good idea, so here it is.

We hope you get everything you need out of the Library, but please if there is more that we could help with then contact us and we will do our best to answer your questions - click on the alien above.

Where are we coming from?
We want to show you how to build on processes that you already have in place. You have probably been purchasing and using software for a long time. You have existing processes that are effective in buying, distributing, using and retiring software. Do not throw that knowledge away, tweak and develop what you have so that any enhancements that take place are specific to your organisation.

All the information in the library is intended to show you how to look at each of the three main areas yourselves, so that you can avoid and mitigate risk, cut costs all round and improve efficiencies.

The bulk of the benefits in software asset management result from good groundwork. Get the basics sorted and there is often little point in going any further.

As with many areas of IT, the law of diminishing returns prevails. You should always have the cost/benefit analysis in mind, what are you doing, why are you doing it and what is the cost of implementation measured against the possible return?

Let us now look at the body of information that SAMsource is based upon ITIL ISO and SAMsource....