It seems WEB 2.0 has reached the world of Software Asset Management. On-demand IT Asset Management provider SAManage has announced a free version of their online application with additional premium features at additional cost.
Organizations can benefit from free PC and software inventory by downloading an agent from the SAManage website and managing their IT assets via the internet.
The ‘Premium Plan’ costs $20 per year per PC and includes a contract repository, risk assessment of illegal software, security gaps, or missing patches and unlimited administrators.
This is an ideal starting point for companies looking to take their first steps in software asset management and gaining control of their IT assets.
Services delivered via the internet are becoming increasingly popular as companies can deliver applications without hardware, infrastructure or implementation. The only limitation as I see it, data security concerns aside, is that companies might want to make use of the inventory data collected within other systems and this is traditionally not available via a web service. However SAManage’s recent Salesforce.com integration demonstrates that integration is possible.
The SAManage SaaS service is available immediately from www.SAManage.com
About Martin Thompson
Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.
He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.
Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).
When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.
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