Certero SAM Managed Service - Foundation
Certero Professional Services allow you to easily expand your internal Software Asset Management team with Certero’s specialist global team of licensing experts, all working in harmony with Certero technology to deliver a complete, unified, enterprise-class SAM service.
A Dedicated Service Designed Around Your Tier 1 Vendors
Simply tell us the specific Tier 1 vendor(s) you want to focus on, such as Microsoft, IBM, SAP or Oracle, and we’ll provide you with a maintained Effective License Position (ELP) within the Certero Unified Platform.
Certero licensing experts will then analyze your IT estate for suggested actions and optimizations. This may include compliance risk and remediation actions, renewal requirements, re-harvesting or optimization opportunities.
The Benefits of SAM Managed Service - Foundation
- Our service allows your internal team to focus on other priorities, without losing sight of risks.
- Because vizibility is maintained live within the Certero solution, the need for repeated, multiple ELP exercises is eliminated.
- Monthly meetings ensure that cost-reducing optimization opportunities and identified risks are tracked through to completion or mitigation.
- You have full, unrestricted access to the Certero Unified Platform that can capture your entire IT infrastructure.
- A single, trusted and highly secure partner – Certero’s global operations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO27001 standard.
- Certero’s proven partnership approach means we work as an extension to your teams, for which trust, professionalism and clear communication are paramount.
- You’ll be joining the happiest customers in the industry. Real-world customer reviews, independently verified by Gartner’s Peer Insights, rate experiences with Certero higher than any other major SAM vendor – and across every review category.
How Do We Do It?
Engaging with Certero’s project management team is a clear and simple experience from start to finish. We provide both the technology and expertise directly, meaning we’re singularly accountable for delivering value and will work in partnership with you to guide you through any actions required at your end. Under a SAM Managed Service – Foundation, Certero will:
- Provision your own secure instance of the Certero Unified Platform as a SaaS solution, fully supported and maintained for you by Certero.
- Fully discover and inventory your IT infrastructure using the Certero Unified Platform, this can be agent or agent-less as preferred and captures a complete centralized view.
- Collate, cleanse, verify and upload any license entitlement data you provide for the specific vendor in scope, into the Certero Unified Platform.
- Leverage automated Software Recognition within Certero to accurately identify your discovered software into meaningful products, versions and editions.
- Create dynamic reporting dashboards within the solution that allow you to see and easily share your effective license position at a glance, any time you wish.
- Carry out basic, monthly Certero Unified Platform health-checks to ensure your full infrastructure is covered, and that data and reports are accurate.
- Provide on-going analysis of the specific vendor software across your estate, as your licensing position changes.
- Create, share, and maintain a SAM service tracker, covering recommended actions for risk mitigation and strategic, cost-reducing license optimization achieved.
- Hold monthly meetings with key stakeholders within your business to communicate progress and agree on actions towards your preferred strategy.
Certero SAM Managed Service - Advanced
An advanced service designed to manage the licensing and optimization of your Tier 2 and 3 software vendors.
Certero SAM Managed Service - Advanced Plus
Designed to go beyond software licensing, Advanced Plus supports your overall SAM strategy for Tier 2 and 3 vendors.