An ITAM Maturity Assessment allows your company to gauge exactly what IT hardware and software your organization is using, and what you’re paying for. By tracking your IT assets as investments, your organization avoids wasting money on frivolous hardware, software, and services that drive up IT costs, while capitalizing on savings opportunities as they arise.
Most people have heard that you can save 20% to 30% on software if you implement a Software Asset Management (SAM) program. The challenge is that most organizations struggle trying to make this real. The reason is that a SAM program requires a level of sophistication within your people, process and tools that is often overlooked.
If you want to recognize these savings and drive costs out of your SAM program you really need to know where you are starting from. By completing the ITAM Maturity Assessment it will give you a baseline of where you are at today and what areas you should focus your efforts on to develop your program.
The SAM Maturity assessment will provide you a third-party, independent, and systemic approach to understanding your organizations current maturity as well as insights into what actions can be taken to improve business outcomes.
There are two separate paths:
In the Light Assessment, we ask 20 questions to gauge your organization maturity and provide you a brief overview of where you likely are again industry peers.
In the Full Assessment, we ask 100+ questions to understand your organizations maturity across 10 Key Areas and provide actionable insight to accelerate business value through SAM.
There are also add-on assessments for Financial Reporting, Digital Transformation, ISO 19770, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, VMware, ITIL (an $497 USD for each you select) or Hardware Asset Management ($3997 USD).
We assess 10 key areas which correlate to success in SAM and drive business value. The key areas we assess include:
If after you receive the results of your survey you’d like to dive deeper into your Software Asset Management practice we offer a maturity workshop, aimed at providing your organization with actionable insights to improve your SAM team’s maturity.
There are hidden savings to be found in your IT assets. The problem is, you need a proper mangement framework to pull them out. By completing the ITAM Maturity Assessment you will know where where you’re IT costs are being allocated and where you can strategically cut areas to drive 20% + in savings.
A messy IT environment is an auditor’s dream. When you don’t know exactly how and where your IT assets are being used, the auditors will make assumptions – assumptions that cost you money. Properly implemented ITAM will tell you what VMs and servers are being used for development or deployment; how many mobile devices you have deployed and what software is being used on them – and what isn’t; but most importantly, it will give you the information you need to defend yourself against the auditors and ensure that your final bill is fair and accurate.
On-boarding new employees while old employees leave can wreak havoc on your IT asset tracking. A proper lifecycle plan for your IT Assets is crucial to making sure you do not pay for more than you need or pay for assets that are no longer in use. ITAM processes also simplify deploying resources for contractors and employees, while ensuring compliance before, during, and after new initiatives.
Hacking and Cyber Crime are growing concerns for businesses today. By implementing an ITAM process in your organization, you can defend yourself against online threats. An efficient ITAM process will avoid hackers that exploit outdated software versions by keeping you up to date; identify malicious network activity faster by having a clear picture of what your inventory and usage looks like at all times, and provide control over the offboarding process to ensure only those who need it have access to your assets.
Scaling your organization increases the complexity of your IT assets, but knowing exactly what is necessary for your organization at its current size can inform your decision-making when you expand. This also has ecological benefits since your organization won’t be wasting energy running unnecessary infrastructure, like excess servers or virtual machines, or investing in devices with plastics and toxic batteries that will never be used. A proper end-of-lifecycle plan will also account for the hardware waste that can cost a company in eco-fees or provide refunds on recyclable equipment.