SMO SAM Project
The road to compliance, efficiency and savings starts with reliable and accurate documentation and discovering optimization opportunities
Objectives of SAM projects differ. Best practice is to get the most reliable technical and commercial inventory possible, match those with a SAM tool into an effective license position whenever needed. Automation is a big helper but it is not possible to get along without processes. Then roles and responsibilities are important. If you do this on your own you might end up stopping the project for good.
When people from various departments need to work together it is not an easy task to effectively design an efficient process which works. With more than one location and/or country it does not get better. To save your day – or as Germans would say ‘to get the cow off the ice’ – it is indeed a good idea to get someone from the outside to help identify pitfalls, design your software asset management, get people, stakeholders and sponsors together, and push the project seamlessly into your everyday IT operation.