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What is Software Asset Management: SAM 101

Lightning Course

Software Asset Management (SAM) is a business practice that helps companies to effectively monitor their software inventory, ensure compliance with licensing agreements, reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary software, and minimize risks associated with software misuse.

Available now!

We’re excited to offer this free Software Asset Management (SAM) 101 Lightning Course.

By providing a centralized view of all software assets, SAM enables organizations to make informed decisions about software investments, improve efficiency, and streamline operations.

The purpose of this Lightning Course is to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel in SAM. As Software Asset Management continues to gain importance in today’s fast-paced industry, the course provides a natural and engaging learning experience, empowering organizations to effectively navigate the complexities of software assets.

Directors of Customer Success in Anglepoint, Chris Nielsen and Ryan Krueger, will be sharing the essential basics of Software Asset Management.

This Lightning Course is divided into 7 instructional videos. They cover the following topics:

Here are the points we cover in the SAM 101 Lightning Course:

  • What is SAM?
  • Why is SAM important?
  • Understanding software entitlement
  • Software discovery & inventory
  • Software license management
  • Software asset lifecycle
  • Successful SAM program characteristics

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Meet our instructors

We’ve got a powerhouse lineup of course instructors:

  • Chris Nielsen, Anglepoint Director
  • Ryan Krueger, Anglepoint Director
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