Software Asset Management (SAM)

Be prepared for software audits

Non-compliance can be extremely time consuming and costly. Why leave your organization exposed to risk? No matter how complex your software inventory has become, GHS can help you retake control, mitigate risk and save money while doing it.

Organizations are struggling to manage and optimize their software asset purchases

The best defense against the high costs of non-compliance is a proactive and robust approach. GHS offers a comprehensive and structured range of License Management and SAM License Consulting expertise. Our team of highly accredited consultants—along with our tools and systems—can help your organization with a range of solutions.

  • Generating clear and positive customer outcomes from your inventory and asset data
  • Identifying unused or redundant licenses and recycle deployment within the organization
  • Providing comprehensive support, training and reporting
  • Helping clients manage local or global license pools and easily manage software agreements with leading technology publishers, including verification, registration and license balance reporting
  • Providing Software Asset benefit management
  • Providing specialized guidance on IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT)

SAM Expertise

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License Compliance Check
  • Producing Microsoft SAM Baselines Effective License Position (ELP)
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SAM Assessment and Scoping
  • Analyzing and benchmarking
  • Scoping and planning
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Audit Support and Simulation Services
  • Ensuring your organization is ready for audit before submitting data to the publishers
  • Providing comprehensive audit support and simulation services for all leading technology publishers
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SAM Tool Evaluation
  • Providing independent advice on tool requirement definitions
  • Delivering tender preparation and process support
  • Developing Proof of Concept
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License Optimization
  • Analyzing license and contract scenarios to prepare and optimize your negotiating position for all technology partners, including True-Up Support for Microsoft Enterprise agreement clients
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SAM Deployment
  • Delivering SAM strategy and concept
  • Organizing and assigning SAM roles
  • Designing/developing SAM process
  • Building software inventory
  • Gathering license data
  • Reconciling and optimizing licenses
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SAM License Review
  • Providing an ELP with a definitive report of your existing software license entitlement, relative to your actual software consumption for any vendor
  • Documenting any licensing anomalies (over licensed or under licensed)
  • Highlighting software that can be “re-harvested” and utilized elsewhere to avoid additional purchases
  • Providing recommendations for any remedial action required
 Your infrastructure matters.
So why trust anyone but the best?

As a highly technical company, GHS maintains a large contingent of technical experts that substantially  outnumber sales resources.
That means you’ll get an honest assessment of your IT infrastructure challenge, not a sales pitch.

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