Whitepaper: Advice From a SAM Expert: Why the Need For SAM Implementation is Growing

We sat down with one of the industry's leading SAM Experts, Kris Johnson to get the scoop on all things SAM implementation. This is what he felt was most important for businesses to understand about how SAM implementation is evolving and how they can prepare their organization for the future.

This whitepaper covers:
- Why should companies have a good SAM process in place?
- What are the benefits of SAM within an organization?
- How is the role of SAM evolving?
- & More

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Advice from a SAM Expert Whitepaper

What Are Others Saying About Our SAM Managed Services?

  • Software Asset Manager

    "We could not be more satisfied with our engagement with Anglepoint in managing our IBM space. Our IBM space is fairly complex and dynamic with an array of various products that we leverage sub-capacity licenses. In the past, we spent significant time learning, training, and focus trying to understand ILMT, the bundling, and the various allowances related to terms and conditions. In addition, we had challenges keeping a role internally with someone with just this experience. We struggled to maintain a sustainable process until we engaged Anglepoint. Immediately, AP stepped in and provided guidance, direction, and cadence to ensure we were in the best position to not only meet our compliance requirements but also understand areas for optimization in the space. Every contact at Anglepoint that we've partnered w/ on the IBM review has been extremely professional, significant industry knowledge, and a partner in every sense of the word. Their work speaks for itself, and we have never had so much visibility and confidence in our effective license positions. We are so pleased w/ our IBM engagement, that we've expanded our SAM managed service to other large-risk based vendors. My only regret is we didn't start our engagement with Anglepoint sooner!"

    Software Asset Manager
    Industry- Miscellaneous
  • CTO- VP IT Systems

    "Anglepoint really took the complexity out of SAM and Flexera cloud solution that many were warning me about. I knew Flexera was the tool we needed due to the breadth and trust of data. Anglepoint not only got it up and running well for us, but keeps us informed of updates (if we should take them or not), offers to help with system and agent updates if needed. I now have them engaged to enter in all of our software contracts and links to install evidence so our SAM is world-class. Prices are great and expertise is awesome, they know what they are doing. I look forward to a long relationship with Anglepoint as a trusted partner in our SAM operations."

    CTO- VP IT Systems
    Industry- Construction
  • IT Asset Manager

    "I've worked with Anglepoint for 8 or more years, with them in my work life I have gained knowledge and experience I wouldn't have gotten because there was no one in my company to give the knowledge and the know-how. My successful working career is in a large part due to their ability to support my job responsibilities. I like to refer to Anglepoint as my bench of pros. I call on them whenever I can't figure out how to solve the issues I'm dealing with at the time. They have more resources to draw upon and help me get to a satisfied resolution to issue."

    IT Asset Manager
    Industry- Healthcare
  • Director, IT Vendor Management

    "The team we worked with has excellent depth of understanding and experience in working through the details of software license entitlement calculations. They are also personable and maintain a positive relationship with our staff as they help us understand and remediate problematic software configurations. And they have provided effective coaching in working with our publishers. We feel the value for the money we've spent with them has been very good."

    Director, IT Vendor Management
    Industry- Healthcare
  • VP of Infrastructure

    "Our experience with Anglepoint was phenomenal. Their knowledge of the vendor, the vendor's contract specifics and license nuances were immensely valuable. They were always prepared, asked insightful questions and gave us tangible data and answers. Our AP account team presented to our Global executive leadership team and they were able to effectively put it in business terms and enable a healthy discussion on the value of each choice we had."

    VP of Infrastructure
    Industry- Services
  • Director, IT Sourcing & Vendor Management

    "I am a sourcing professional working for an organization who has been lucky enough to be audited by IBM and Oracle back-to-back. We used Anglepoint as consultants for both of these audits. Anglepoint's sweet spot is in helping its clients develop and successfully implement an audit strategy, they performed very well on both of our audits. All consultants we worked with were previously software compliance auditors for IBM or Oracle. They provided thought leadership, coaching, and insight into the audit teams' policies and tactics. If you just need someone to help you crunch the numbers you might be overpaying by using Anglepoint, but if you need someone who will be a strategic resource to help with all facets of the audit, I would recommend Anglepoint."

    Director, IT Sourcing & Vendor Management
    Industry- Finance
  • IT Process Analyst

    "Anglepoint has been a pleasure to work! They lead with courage and passion, they make their customers priorities their own. They deliver results with excellence and really live the values of our company. As such, they have been an integral part of our team over the past five years."

    IT Process Analyst
    Industry- Services
  • Interim CIO

    "The team was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in their work. Their expertise level really showed throughout the engagement."

    Interim CIO
    Industry- Services
  • DBA

    "As a HP uCMDB Product administrator for the past 12 years, I have worked with Christopher Neilsen for several years. When any support or knowledge-based information was requested from Chris his responses immediate, well detailed and accurate. He has been a true professional and look forward to using him as a resource for many years to come."

    Industry- Services
  • Asset Management Manager

    "The team that helped us was amazing. They were full of insights we did not even know needed. they helped us think outside the box."

    Asset Management Manager
    Industry- Miscellaneous
  • Head of Plan&Control

    "Supplier with the highest expertise in difficult licensing questions. Anglepoint is very proactive and pragmatic in day-to-day operations."

    Head of Plan&Control
    Industry- Manufacturing
  • Technology Architect

    "Work completed on schedule and support was excellent. Reaching out to customer was for any issues or additional requirement is also appreciated."

    Technology Architect
    Industry- Miscellaneous
  • Enterprise Architecture Manager

    "Overall the experience has gone well. The team is engaged and when needed willing to jump in and deliver."

    Enterprise Architecture Manager
    Industry- Finance

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