IBSMA Expert Workshop | Developing a Model for Evaluating SAM Tools
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Course level: IBSMA Expert Workshop | Developing a Model for Evaluating SAM Tools

Join industry SAM practitioner Lara Schneider for a review of the latest SAM tools and learn tips for evaluating the best options for your company. Your SAM program wonít be successful without the right supporting technologies. Most companies have a few SAM tools in place, including tools for software distribution, tools for contract management, scanners, or perhaps a SAM solution for a specific vendorís product. In this session, youíll learn what different kinds of tools are available and how to differentiate among them and assess their effectiveness. Youíll also learn how to define SAM technology requirements for your organization and how to choose SAM tools that best fit your organizationís needs. And youíll come away with a working model for evaluating your requirements, that you can take back to work and apply right away. Note: This session is for end users only.

This session is included in the SAM Summit conference fee. Please sign up on site.

What you'll learn
This workshop will help you master the process of evaluating the best tool options for your company. Here's a workshop outline in detail.

  • Overview of ITAM tools
    Core functionalities of ITAM tools and additional features
    System integration, interfaces to other technologies
    Application recognition, software recognition, product use rights
    Specific tool requirements depending on vendors and products an organization has to manage
  • Solutions on the ITAM tool market
    Comparison of different technologies
    Survey of popular tools
  • Phases of the selection process
    Research phase
    Contact phase
    Proof of Concept
    Decision phase
  • Customizing the evaluation model for your organization
    Requirements areas
    Identification of specific needs
    Customizing the evaluation model to meet your needs
    How to handle intangible factors which are difficult to quantify
    Discussion and review
  • The implementation project
    Organizational preconditions
    Typical phases, tasks and responsibilities during an implementation project
    Common pitfalls when working with vendors and third parties
    Transitioning to operation
    Maintaining an ITAM tool

The expert instructor
Lara Schneider has more than 10 yearsí experience as ITAM analyst, consultant and founder of Germany-based Quantak Solutions. For more on Lara, click here.

Course format
The course runs from 9:30-11:00 a.m. The course does not have an optional exam.

Dates and times
July 12, 2017 in Chicago @ Gleacher Center

Materials and class size
All course materials are provided. Space is limited to 20 people.

Contact Services@IBSMA.com or call 1.734.930.1925 for further information.

For SAM Summit 2017 attendees, the fee is $0. This session is included in the conference fee. Please sign up on site.

Revised June 16, 2017.