Software Asset Management


SAM-IQ The Intelligent Foundation to IT Optimisation

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

SAM-iQ provides a single pane of glass with which our customers can analyse, review and manage their SAM environment.

The platform provides access to a unique range of Crayon services, tools and training content, to support and provide a standardised approach to developing and maintaining an organisations 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 the SAM-iQ Program  can directly address, 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 A Simple, Comprehensive, Interactive, Online Environment for all of your SAM needs

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