Software Asset Management

SAM-iQ Program

SAM-IQ The Intelligent Foundation to IT Optimisation

Crayon's world class SAM-iQ Program takes a consultative approach to achieving effective and comprehensive software lifecycle management and optimisation of our clients' IT estate.

SAM-iQ provides a structured framework and is designed for organisations that build and maintain their own internal compliance systems. The program is implemented in line with current global SAM best practice, resulting in the optimisation of an organisation's IT estate, through a solid understanding of the cost of ownership, asset optimisation and return on investment.

The program provides access to a unique range of Crayon tools and training courses to support and provide a common basis for developing and maintaining organisational software management standards and practices.

Why? SAM-iQ

Crayon has assisted thousands of organisations globally in delivering SAM services and we understand the challenges that internal IT teams face when trying to implement and maintain a set of ongoing SAM processes.

The SAM-iQ Program guides organisations through the initial planning and implementation phases, into a 'business as usual' activity that provides ongoing maintenance and optimisation.

Many of the organisations we work with have common business goals and objectives that the SAM-iQ Program directly addresses, such as:

  • Benchmarking their current SAM maturity levels
  • Implementing better governance through policy and processes
  • Gaining visibility of their current software usage
  • Effectively managing their licenses
  • Understanding their current software requirements and planning for future software needs
  • Understanding the impact of technology deployment as it transitions from physical to virtual, or from on premise to hosted or Cloud
  • Mitigating risk of vendor audit and unexpected/unbudgeted cost
  • Driving cost savings
STRUCTURED APPROACH Your Journey to Software Compliance

SAM-iQ maps out your software compliance project into four distinct phases and provides the most structured approach to achieving effective and comprehensive software lifecycle management and IT optimisation:

  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Maintenance
  • Optimisation

SAM-iQ takes organisations on a journey to software compliance, and provides step-by-step guidance, online tools and dashboards and expert training, all specifically designed to appropriately heighten the understanding around IT legislation within the enterprise and address the risks associated with the illegal use of software.

Find out more about SAM-iQ

For more information or to subscribe to SAM-iQ please contact your Crayon Account Manager.

Click here to download the SAM-iQ Brochure.

SAM-IQ PORTAL Simple, Comprehensive Self Service Environment

The SAM-iQ portal provides a simple yet comprehensive self-service environment with easy to navigate dashboards, online tools and in-depth reporting.

Also available via the portal is our comprehensive SAM library containing step by step guidelines, policies, procedures and templates.

  • Dynamic Dashboards display the current SAM status of your organisation
  • Online tools enable the tracking of your SAM program
  • Available resources include templates, guidance documents, flow diagrams and videos
SAM-iQ Free Training WebEx

SAM-iQ Training WebEx

A look at the SAM-iQ program and its fundamental benefits.

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