The Provance Blog

The Provance Blog will provide you with expert advice, insights and opinions in regard to IT Service Management, Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft System Center.  

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and SAM

Micosoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 (SCCM) is the world's most widely used discovery tool for collecting configuration, software deployment and inventory detail. While SCCM provides a great deal of information, the use of additional tools extends its functionality to support a complete software asset management (SAM) program. An accurate understanding of ...Read More »

Meet with Provance at the Gartner IT Summit

Provance wll be represented at the annual Gartner IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit in San Diego, November 17th to 19th. This year's summit is targeted at communicating economic alignment and challenges within IT and to all IT customers and recognizes the importance and value that IT provides to ...Read More »

Software License Audit

Software vendors, like all businesses, have the right to ensure that their products are purchased and utilized in the agreed and sold manner. Software audits however are far more onerous on the host organization, with little risk for the title provider. The potential for non-compliance fines, reputation risk, in ...Read More »

Provance Adds Microsoft Partner Competency in SAM

Provance has just added Software Asset Management (SAM) to its list of Microsoft partner competencies. The Software Asset Management Competency is awarded to Microsoft partners that have proven they "have the expertise, and the motivation, to help customers save money and improve visibility and control of their software assets through ...Read More »

10 Ways to Cut Costs with SAM

Software Asset Management (SAM) is involved with managing, controlling and optimizing the purchase, deployment, utilization, maintenance, and disposal of software assets. Organizations are looking at SAM in order to comply with licensing agreements for future audits. Although license compliance will help you to avoid the probable cost of under ...Read More »
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