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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 licensing, SAM will allow you eliminate overspending.
If you are considering a SAM program, you are not alone. A KPMG study found that 86% of respondents did not have complete information on software deployments and entitlements, while at the same time pointing to SAM as a top organizational priority. Forrester found that software now consumes up to 34% of enterprise technology spend. With estimates as high as 30% of software spend unnecessary, SAM projects are being further driven to the forefront. See below for the top 10 ways that enterprise can save with SAM.