Certero for Enterprise SAM

The only enterprise-scale Software Asset Management solution purpose-built for SaaS delivery models.




Certero for Enterprise SAM is built for today and tomorrow, not yesterday

Whether that’s the need to address new software licensing challenges, to meet digital transformation goals or manage changing technology consumption habits, Certero for Enterprise SAM has been built from the ground-up to be delivered in the cloud as SaaS with no compromise.

The result is that Certero for Enterprise SAM makes for happy users. Just take a look at the five-star reviews on Gartner Peer Insights.

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ImageCertero is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of security,  which is why Information Security is embedded as part of our culture. From the board down, our Information Management Processes have helped customers have a safer, more reliable IT hardware, Software, SaaS and Cloud solutions and Services throughout the year.

What makes Certero for Enterprise SAM different?

Certero for Enterprise SAM is anything but just another SAM tool. It stands apart from the competition in many ways, from its use of hyper-scalable cloud architecture to deliver an unrivalled implementation and onboarding experience, to advanced inventory and licensing capabilities to support your most complex and expensive software publishers.   

Our Software Asset Management customers say it best: “With Certero… it’s just a better experience.”

Full hardware and software inventory   No data gets thrown away or hidden
Lightning-fast data collection and processing   No system lock-outs or processing delays
Dynamic Effective License Positions   No need to continually monitor and recalculate
In-built analytics and custom dashboards   No expensive third-party BI tools
SaaS, on-prem and hybrid deployment options   No complex setup, no waiting for provisioning
Part of the Certero Unified Platform   No multiple installs or complex integrations

Ready to address your SAM challenges?

A Software Asset Management solution with everything you need today – and tomorrow

Optimize your software & licensing position for all key publishers

Dynamic effective license positions for all key vendors including Microsoft

Unrivalled speed and coverage for discovering and inventorying all hardware & software

Detailed security information to control any risk in your IT estate

More than on-premises implementation:

Certero for Enterprise SAM was built to be hosted and delivered in the cloud. No dodgy adaptations of on-premises tools disguised as
‘SaaS-ready’ solutions.

+ SaaS Delivery Checklist:

  • Supports your cloud-first technology strategy
  • Implemented in minutes and hours, not weeks and months
  • Maintenance-free and hassle-free (no need to maintain on-prem installs)

More than Windows: Full Platform Coverage

Certero for Enterprise SAM gives you complete visibility of your Windows desktop and server, Mac, Linux and Unix assets, with both agent & agent-less inventory available. AWS and Azure inventory coverage can be added with Vitado Cloud Asset Management, SaaS subscriptions optimized through Certero for SaaS and Android and iOS devices with Certero for Mobile, all part of the Certero Unified Platform.

+ Platform Support Checklist:

  • Windows Desktop and Server, physical and virtual (agent and agentless)
  • Linux and Unix servers on-premises
  • AWS and Azure – with Certero for Cloud
  • Android and iOS – with Certero for Mobile

More than Microsoft: Full Vendor Coverage

Certero for Enterprise SAM will help you find and identify applications and databases from all major software vendors. Our Software Recognition Database ensures you don’t have any blind spots and that all inventoried software is normalized for easier processing.

+ Software Recognition Checklist:

  • Global Software Recognition Library supports apps from more than 29,000 software publishers
  • Recognition library updated daily with immediate availability to all customers
  • SKU / Part number recognition for the major vendors to increase accuracy and speed when entering entitlement
  • Tracking of the Release and End of Support dates for the major software vendors

More than Inventory: License Management & Optimization

Certero automates the key tasks to save you time and ensure the integrity and accuracy of your data; from uploading license agreements and vendor entitlements through to the dynamic calculation of your Effective License Position, to ensure audit compliance for all major software publishers.

Certero will dynamically track maintenance and automate the traditionally complex licensing scenarios both in the datacenter and across your client devices. The dedicated solutions for Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, Oracle and SAP take the automation to the next level by dynamically applying vendor specific licensing rules to create an accurate compliance position.


+ License Management Checklist:

  • ‘One Click’ import of licence entitlement data
  • Supports upgrade and downgrade rights
  • Tracking for all the major licensing metrics from processor cores to users
  • Creates ‘dynamic’ ELPs to ensure you are always looking at the current compliance position”

More than Licensing: Access Control & Policy Enforcement

Go beyond the traditional black and white listing for software by creating and enforcing granular access control policies to prevent potential security and compliance risks. Certero for Enterprise SAM helps you to optimize and control licensing across Microsoft Remote Desktop Services (RDS) and Citrix environments by creating rules to govern access so that only permitted users and/or devices are permitted access.

+ Access Control Checklist

  • Grants application access based on attributes such as user, location, device name, IP address, firewall settings and more
  • Enforces access at the device level to comply with device-based licensing models
  • Application Usage tracking to provide evidence of control, satisfying vendors such as Microsoft & others

More than the best SAM platform: Integrated service options

One advantage of working with Certero is that you benefit from much more than just some of the world’s most advanced SAM technologies. We’ll also help you realize the full potential of your SAM programs with services designed to complement your existing in-house team or fill gaps in your SAM skills.

Beyond Software Asset Management – The Certero Unified Platform

As part of the Certero Unified Platform, Certero for Enterprise SAM opens up a world of possibilities including:
  • Financial management of software, hardware & cloud subscriptions
  • IT Asset Lifecycle and Hardware Asset Management
  • Integration with CMDB & ITSM solutions
  • Optimized Joiner Mover Leaver processes
  • Self-Service AppCenter
  • Integrated Mobile Device Management

Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice Reviews

“Great solution, even better service!”

“Certero have been a pleasure to work with. We really tested their solution and found it to be fast, intuitive and user-friendly. But more importantly, we tested Certero capabilities as a service provider. We challenged them to think outside the box and find solutions to suit particular requirements. Certero proved themselves to be big enough to deal with our demands, yet flexible enough to respond quickly to meet unique requirements.”

Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice

“Straightforward to use would recommend this as a SAM solution”

“Excellent vendor to work with, very responsive to our needs with a depth of understanding and an ability to explain clearly. They have also taken on board suggestions from us that have improved the product for us whilst sticking to their overall planned updates. The product is reliable, straightforward to use and very flexible. The latest iteration now integrates a number of other useful solutions under the same interface, password self service, power management and an MDM making the solution very comprehensive and with a single interface making this easy and straightforward to work with.”

Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice

“Powerful, yet easy to use and deploy asset management platform”

“Overall, I would describe Certero as ‘very easy: very easy initial setup and config, very easy to use, very easy to get assistance from the vendor on any aspect of the product’. Although we don’t use Certero for deployment, for that we have MS SCCM, but I’m sure that would be easy also. We use it for asset management, as an aid to procurement and SAM – all things Certero does with ease.”

Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice

“A true SAM partner – powerful solution, easy to implement and with long-term customized value”

“Certero consultants almost instantly were able to capture our vision for SAM in our initial conversations during selection, and stood out from the rest of the vendors in our selection process by tailoring their approach to SAM to our organization. Implementation of the product was seamless and took a few days to implement the initial phase of the solution with effectiveness. We were able to realize value from the product quickly, while also having significant further opportunity for maturity and growth.”

“Second to none dependable expertise you can always rely on”

“Apart from the excellent product from Certero, we have found dealing with Certero consultants very positive and welcome addition to our enterprise SAM lifecycle. Their deep knowledge and industry experience puts them second to none. We are now exploring Cloud Asset Management in partnership with Certero.”

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*As of 25th July 2019 Certero has an overall rating of 4.9/5 in the SAM Tools Market based on 87 reviews. Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates. The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice logo is a trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc., and/or its affiliates, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinctions are determined by the subjective opinions of individual end-user customers based on their own experiences, the number of published reviews on Gartner Peer Insights and overall ratings for a given vendor in the market, as further described here, and are not intended in any way to represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

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Certero help organizations transform their outdated operations and technologies in days and weeks not years. All of Certero’s solutions can be delivered as SaaS with no loss of functionality. 

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IT Hardware, Software, SaaS and Cloud Asset Management products that can run ‘stand-a-lone’ or ‘holistically’ and optimally together as a single solution, no dependencies. True unification across all asset and platforms and all delivered as SaaS. All of Certero’s products have the best TTV (Time to Value) by some distance.

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Certero SRDB (Software Recognition)
Transform raw software inventory data into actionable intelligence about application usage and licensing.

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Optimize your Oracle Database, Middleware and E-Business Suite applications.

Certero for IBM
Discover and manage all IBM software & entitlements across the network. Dual Inventory, ILMT and Certero.

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