Anglepoint Attains Accreditation to Offer Services Through the Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Managed Service Program
We are pleased to announce that Anglepoint has been approved by Microsoft Corporation as an accredited provider for the Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) Managed Service Program.
“Our ability to achieve this milestone and be approved as an accredited Microsoft Managed Services Partner is a rare achievement and we’re honored to have attained this accreditation,” said Ron Brill, CEO of Anglepoint. “This accomplishment says a lot about the skill, professionalism and dedication of our team. We’re committed to doing everything in our power to help our clients maximize their IT and Intellectual Property assets.”
The Microsoft SAM Managed Service Program is a pilot program currently available in the U.S. and U.K. markets. The program is designed to provide a continual, governance-based, outsourced service, through accredited providers to help customers more effectively manage their software assets. The program is designed to help customers drive better IT decisions throughout all software and related asset lifecycle management.
Customers who work with approved Microsoft partners, such as Anglepoint, can receive unique benefits. Some of these benefits include a reduced risk of audit and direct contact with Microsoft teams that can provide flexible licensing solutions and concessions. Customers will also receive continuous consultation on product end-of-life guidance and Microsoft SAM Optimization Model (SOM) maturity, and at least one ongoing value-based offering from their accredited provider such as a cybersecurity or cloud-ready consultation and roadmap.
To ensure the highest quality of service, only Microsoft partners who passed a rigorous assessment based on industry standards (ISO 19770) and the Microsoft SOM could become accredited providers and offer services through the pilot program.
Accredited providers are also required to meet a set of initial eligibility criteria before being assessed. For example, Anglepoint was required to certify and must maintain certain certifications through the Microsoft Certification Program including Software Asset Management, Microsoft Volume Licensing and Cloud Fundamentals.
The program requires all accredited providers undergo an annual reassessment to ensure they remain accredited and qualified based on program requirements. "We are committed to helping all organizations maximize value, minimize risk, and achieve more with their IT investments through programs like the Microsoft SAM Managed Service Program. By making the necessary investments in developing their ability to provide high-quality, predictable SAM services, Anglepoint is able to be counted among a select group of organizations that have demonstrated the highest, most consistent capability and commitment within the SAM community,” said Patama Chantaruck, General Manager - Worldwide Software Asset Management and Compliance at Microsoft.