What we do
The Softcat SAM Intelligence service proactively manages and optimises your organisation's software estate. This ensures you're up-to-date with the latest licensing requirements and changes, safe in the knowledge that our team is managing risk, providing recommendations for optimisation and supporting you in deploying software in-line with your entitlements.
This gives us an accurate picture of your estate, allowing us to highlight any imminent risks and identify the areas that will require attention. The assessment is repeated after six months to ensure the estate is operating efficiently and that any risks are tracked and managed during their lifecycle.
Our team work with you to identify potential licence efficiencies, helping you to ensure your software deployment is optimised in a way that makes best use of current entitlement without compromising functionality. This process ensures that you use all of your license entitlements efficiently and offers guidance to ensure you adhere to licensing policies.
We look in detail at your current licensing estate, monitoring it on an ongoing basis so that we can identify opportunities and potential risks that will affect compliance with identified vendors. Our monthly workshops provide time for us to talk through your upcoming renewals, projects and scenarios, all of which we can build into your monthly reports. Should you be contacted by a vendor, we are on-hand to support you through the audit process, offering guidance and a friendly voice for recommendations.
We are accredited by the Microsoft SAM Managed Service program in the UK; this program benchmarks providers against ISO 19770 standards, guaranteeing a high-quality service. The accreditation provides unique advantages, including consultation on the lifecycle status of the technologies you consume, and benchmarking your maturity against the Microsoft SAM Optimisation Model (SOM).
The SAM Intelligence team has worked to fulfil the strict requirements necessary to attain Microsoft’s SAM Managed Service accreditation and are one of only three providers in Europe to do so. However, we are not just a one-trick pony; we provide support for a full range of software vendors. We will work to your specific situation to make sure you get the most out of your software estate.
Snow Platinum Partner
Snow Hero of the Year Award
Microsoft Worldwide SAM Partner of the Year 2014
Microsoft SAM Managed Service Accreditation
Ivanti ITAM 2017 Partner of the Year
Ivanti Northern Europe Partner of the Year