Software Asset Management (SAM) Software

Software Asset Management

What is Software Asset Management Software?

Software Asset Management (SAM) tools are used to discover and maintain inventory of software assets, manage the software lifecycle from procurement through retirement or re-harvest, track license usage to optimize spend, and manage license compliance to reduce risk.

Common Features

  • Software Inventory Management
  • End to End Lifecycle Management
  • Software Usage Metering
  • License Compliance Tracking
  • License Optimization Insights
  • Analytics and Reporting
  • Contract Management
  • Audit Scheduling and Management
  • Integration with IT Systems
  • Decentralized Management
  • Advanced License Management
  • Software Recognition Library
  • Data Center Analytics
  • Integrated Discovery
  • Cloud License Management

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SASSAFRAS SOFTWARE, LLC

Sassafras AllSight

Composite Score
8.7 /10
CX Score
8.9 /10

Sassafras AllSight delivers enterprise IT Asset Management to organizations worldwide in corporate, government, and learning environments large and small. Scalable, automated hardware and software inventory and usage reporting feed powerful dashboards and extensive reports, making ITAM easier than ever. Native Windows, Mac, Linux, and ChromeOS clients also report connected monitors and storage drives. Integrations with Intune, JAMF, and PaperCut easily import other types of hardware. Accurate hardware data enriches your CMDB with free integrations for TeamDynamix, Jira, and ServiceNow.

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Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
Badge Winner
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Composite Score
7.9 /10
CX Score
8.3 /10

With USU Software Asset Management, you get much more than just a bunch of software solutions: You receive tools and services from a single source — an advantage to you that sets us apart from other providers

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Pros

  • Saves Time
  • Respectful
  • Fair
  • Altruistic
Badge Winner
Composite Score
7.8 /10
CX Score
8.0 /10

ManageEngine AssetExplorer is a web-based IT Asset Management (ITAM) software that helps you monitor and manage assets in your network from Planning phase to Disposal phase. AssetExplorer provides you with a number of ways to ensure discovery of all the assets in your network. You can manage software & hardware assets, ensure software license compliance and track purchase orders & contracts - the whole nine yards! AssetExplorer is very easy to install and works right out of the box.

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Pros

  • Respectful
  • Client Friendly Policies
  • Security Protects
  • Altruistic
Badge Winner
Composite Score
7.7 /10
CX Score
7.9 /10

Software Asset Management runs on a single-architecture platform, enabling faster outcomes to slash spending and license compliance risks. ServiceNow Software Asset Management is the only SAM solution that operates on a single platform with a common service data model.

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Pros

  • Client's Interest First
  • Generous Negotitation
  • Friendly Negotiation
  • Helps Innovate
Composite Score
7.6 /10
CX Score
8.1 /10

The IT Management Center™ (ITMC), is a comprehensive lifecycle management for all assets and licenses, providing continuous tracking from planning through refresh/retirement. Supports optimized utilization of all assets from acquisition to disposition, and provides a baseline that is not dependent on dynamic discovery data that can constantly change.

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Pros

  • Respectful
  • Transparent
  • Friendly Negotiation
  • Performance Enhancing
Badge Winner
Composite Score
7.4 /10
CX Score
7.8 /10

Snow brings together software asset management, cloud management and SaaS management so you can fully optimize your technology in one platform that seamlessly integrates with your enterprise ecosystem. Snow Software is a unified cloud-native platform delivering actionable insights on your IT environment. Bringing together SaaS management, software asset management and cloud cost management, you can optimize IT spend, rein in cost, mitigate risk and drive value from all your technology.

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Pros

  • Reliable
  • Acts with Integrity
  • Helps Innovate
  • Performance Enhancing
Composite Score
7.1 /10
CX Score
7.7 /10

Growing complexity in hybrid IT environments creates greater challenges for leaders like you. Flexera One helps you visualize your entire estate from on-premises to SaaS to cloud. And it delivers the power to mitigate risk, reduce costs and maximize every technology investment—so you can invest in innovation.

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Pros

  • Unique Features
  • Saves Time
  • Respectful
  • Client Friendly Policies

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Belarc Inc

BelManage

Composite Score
7.9 /10
CX Score
8.0 /10

BelManage automatically creates an accurate and up-to-date central repository (CMDB), consisting of detailed software, hardware, and security configurations.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Continually Improving Product
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
Composite Score
7.7 /10
CX Score
8.0 /10

The only enterprise-scale Software Asset Management solution purpose-built for SaaS delivery models. Certero for Enterprise SAM gives you complete visibility of your Windows desktop and server, Mac, Linux and Unix assets, with both agent & agent-less inventory available. AWS and Azure inventory coverage can be added with Certero for Cloud, and Android and iOS devices with Certero for Mobile, all part of the Certero Unified Platform.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Enables Productivity
Composite Score
7.4 /10
CX Score
7.8 /10

The philosophy of Xupervisor is simplicity without reducing functionality. Our SAM-tool is the most out-of-the-box ready tool on the market. It also has support for license forms that the majority of its more customization-heavy competitors do not.

Pros

  • Helps Innovate
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing
  • Enables Productivity

Cons

  • Slower Product Innovation
  • Under Delivered