Managed Software Asset Management (SAM) Services

Software Asset Management Made Easy.

Let the experts secure you against legal risks and save you money. 

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What is Software Asset Management (SAM)?

The solution for software management in organizations.

Software Asset Management (SAM) is the business strategy for reclaiming budget and maximizing savings by actively controlling and automating procurement, usage, and deployment of software licenses.

SAM is particularly important for big organizations because it primarily deals with the redistribution of software licenses. SAM assists in managing the legal risks associated with software ownership and expiration.

Because of the enormous financial and legal impact of software licenses, most organizations choose to involve SAM Experts to ensure their secure and optimized software portfolios.

SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT are the certified and established experts in Software Asset Management. With our expertise in software licensing and management, customers trust our Managed SAM Services to take care of all their software needs

Software Asset Management: an Example

License Reallocation saves costs.

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Supported vendors

You name it.
We make it happen.

1000+ different software vendors.*
Delivered and Managed.
Yes, that's unique.

* Managed SAM Services manage all vendors
except for Salesforce, SAP and Oracle

* Managed SAM Services manage all vendors
except for Salesforce, SAP and Oracle

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And Many More.

How we help you

A proven approach. In all areas.

Our well-established Managed SAM Services combine organizational, technological, and contractual aspects in an integrated approach:

Benefit from the best licensing conditions.

From a contractual perspective, vendors claim that Online Services simplify licensing – we see the opposite. Hybrid licensing scenarios require even more in-depth licensing knowledge. With our Managed SAM Services, you can always rely on the Expert Knowledge of our highly skilled Licensing and SAM Consultants.

Make IT better.

We define Roles and Responsibilities to reduce your workload. We ensure that you have Policies and Procedures in place to manage your online services and software. In parallel, we check your Processes to uncover optimization potential and increase your efficiency.

Gain insights. Gain knowledge.

In Reporting we connect a vast collection of high-quality data and develop the reports for the respective target groups within your company. We provide you with reports, analyses, and in-depth recommendations. On top, we empower you to use the self-service functionalities. Through our powerful dashboards you get exactly the information you need.

Understand and control your environment.

Data collection is not only about software discovery and license management. With on-premises software, companies face a considerable risk of being under-licensed. With the introduction of online services and browser-based applications you need to control and monitor the actual usage to avoid over-licensing. An appropriate platform with a central database is essential.

At the heart of our Managed SAM Services is USU License Management (SmartTrack) as your Data Platform, provided by our trusted partner USU Technologies.

Detect and track.

Take inventory of all your organization’s software licenses. Notice changes in time and optimize your portfolio. 

Connect to every data source.

Gain a clear view of all your software vendors by connecting all data sources to one dashboard.

Manage usage rights.

Understand your software contracts from different vendors and their financial impact.

Master compliance.

Know your compliance position and track your risks with built-in reports.

Save big on costs.

Manage cloud consumption to avoid unused licenses and identify cost savings.

Your Benefits

Make the most of your software portfolio.

With many years of experience in IT management, you benefit from our outstanding expert licensing knowledge and Software Asset Management experience. Opting in for our Managed SAM Services means opting in for your all-round worry-free package with the following benefits:

Save your time.

  • Avoid building up internal resources and license know how. Putting your SAM topics safely in our hands, gives you the time and freedom to focus on your core business.
  • Benefit from our always up-to-date expert knowledge, so you don’t have to invest time to stay up to date yourselves.
  • Use our readily available Managed SAM Services to get your SAM up and running without losing valuable time.
  • Rely on our Managed SAM Services to not have to start over and over again like in a project-based approach.
  • Maximize your IT responsiveness and end-user productivity through clear Roles and Responsibilities with optimized Policies, Procedures and Processes.

Save your money.

  • Receive all-inclusive managed services including hosting and maintenance of the data platform with predictable budgeting.
  • Avoid time-consuming tasks and save money by making your staff more effective in their core tasks.
  • Detect unused software and online services to reduce your software spending.
  • Optimize your license portfolio and enable the re-assignment of licenses to avoid overspend.
  • Uncover redundant services from different vendors with our cross-vendor analysis.

Gain Transparency & Control

  • Gain full transparency and control through continuous validation of your inventory and entitlement accuracy for all your software vendors.
  • Get a solid basis for operational and strategic decisions based on valid data, powerful reports, and dashboards. Your budget planning and controlling will become easy.
  • Limit your legal risk of software and online services usages and stay relaxed in your next audit.

Software Asset Management Experts

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Any questions?

SAM is the process of managing, optimizing, and securing the software assets of an organization. SAM helps you reduce costs, improve compliance, enhance security, and increase productivity.

Managed SAM Services is a solution that provides you with expert guidance and support for your SAM needs. With Managed SAM Services, you can outsource the complex and time-consuming tasks of SAM to a team of professionals who have the skills, tools, and experience to handle them. Managed SAM Services helps you save money, avoid risks, and focus on your core business.

  • Dedicated SAM expert: You will get a dedicated SAM expert who will cater to your every need. Your SAM expert will be your single point of contact for all your software issues and queries. Your SAM expert will also provide you with personalized advice and recommendations based on your software goals and challenges.
  • Proven approach: We have a proven approach that will with certainty work for your organization. Our approach ensures that you achieve complete software compliance, security, and performance while saving a substantial amount of costs.
  • Experience: We have more than 11 years of experience in the software industry, serving clients from various sectors and regions. We have a proven track record of delivering high-quality and cost-effective SAM solutions to our customers. We have the expertise and knowledge to handle any software challenge you may face.
  • Excellence: We are committed to excellence in everything we do. We follow the highest standards and best practices for SAM, ensuring your software compliance, security, and optimization. We also strive to exceed your expectations and satisfaction with our service.
  • Partnership: We are not just a service provider, but a partner for your software success. We work closely with you to understand your software goals, needs, and challenges. We also provide you with ongoing support and guidance throughout the SAM process. We value your feedback and input and aim to build a long-term relationship with you.
  • Discounts: We are partners with most major software vendors, which means we can give you exclusive discounts and deals on your software purchases.

Managed SAM Services works in three simple steps:

  • First, we implement the Data Platform at your organization. The Data Platform collects, analyzes, and reports on your software data for you. We will provision the Data Platform at USU, integrate up to 6 data sources, roll out scanning agents, set up your organizational structure and role-based access, and provide end-user training.

  • Second, we provide you with Ongoing Service in the Data Platform. We will host and maintain the Data Platform for you, ensuring its security and reliability. We will also give you end-user self-service access to the Data Platform, allowing you to view and manage your software data anytime and anywhere. Additionally, we will handle the license and lifecycle management of your software assets, ensuring their validity and optimization. We will also validate the data integrity of your software inventory and usage, ensuring their accuracy and completeness. Finally, we will keep you updated with the latest deployment updates of the Data Platform, ensuring its functionality and compatibility.

  • Third, we help you achieve complete software optimization with our expert consultancy. We will provide you with effective license positions, showing you how much software you have and how much you need. We will also analyze your software overspend and re-harvesting opportunities, showing you how to save money and reduce waste. We will also conduct regular consultancy meetings with you, discussing your software goals, challenges, and solutions. We will also help you plan your software budget, showing you how to allocate your resources efficiently and effectively. We will also support you in case of any software audits, showing you how to prove your compliance and avoid penalties. We will also help you achieve complete software optimization, showing you how to maximize your software value and performance.

Managed SAM Services offers you many benefits, such as:

  • Cost savings: You can reduce your software spending by eliminating waste, duplication, and over-licensing. We also negotiate better deals and discounts with your software vendors for you.
  • Compliance assurance: You can avoid fines, penalties, and legal troubles by ensuring that your software licenses are valid, up-to-date, and aligned with your usage. You can also comply with the industry standards and regulations that apply to your business.
  • Security enhancement: You can protect your software assets from unauthorized access, theft, or damage. You can also prevent malware, viruses, or hackers from compromising your software systems and data.
  • Productivity improvement: You can improve the performance and reliability of your software systems and applications. You can also enable your employees to work more efficiently and effectively with the right software tools for their tasks.

The cost of Managed SAM Services depends on the user count, and the duration of the contract. The price consists of two components:

  1. There is a fixed price for the implementation of the Data Platform, and
  2. a variable price based on the managed user count and the contract duration.

To get a free quote for your specific case, please contact us.

Getting started with Managed SAM Services is easy. Just follow these steps:

  • Call us or email us.
  • Schedule a free consultation with our SAM experts. We will discuss your goals, challenges, and expectations for your software management.
  • Receive a customized proposal from us that outlines the scope, deliverables, timeline, and cost of our service.
  • Sign the contract and start enjoying the benefits of Managed SAM Services.


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