Six selection criteria

…to help you choose the right SAM tools

There’s no shortage of choice when it comes to searching for your first (or next) set of SAM tools.

A quick web search will return results for all kinds of tools, cheap and expensive, capable and not-so-capable. In fact, even just searching for ‘SAM tools’ could create problems, as you’ll get results for tools offering everything from Windows-only inventory to options that include license management, to advanced platforms that include capabilities such as self-service app stores and more.

In a forest of SAM tools, it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees.

This short guide explores six questions you should ask yourself before committing to a SAM tool; six questions that will help you make the right decision and give you the best chance of meeting the goals of your SAM program.

  1. Inventory & Discovery
  2. Cloud or On-Premises? Or both?
  3. Architecture
  4. Software Publisher Support
  5. Do you have the right skills for the tools?
  6. Is the vendor invested in your success?

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Who is Certero

Certero is the highest-scoring “Customer’s Choice” SAM tools vendor on Gartner Peer Insights for product capabilities, ease of implementation and customer service. The Certero Unified Platform for SAM and ITAM combined with a hybrid technology and services solutions approach enables us to help customers meet their evolving technology governance challenges.

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