I am in the process of writing an updated version of the SAM Software Tools Review.
Last year the report was a deep dive competitive comparison of Express Metrix vs FrontRange Solutions vs Snow Software.
This year the scope of the review has expanded to include Enterprise SAM Tools and those tools which do not have their own inventory solution.
Participating SAM Tool Vendors (Tentative)
- Express Metrix
- FAST Limited
- Flexera Software
- FrontRange Solutions
- Sassafras Software
- Scalable Software
- Snow Software
- Spider / Brainware
- Vector Networks
Technology will be grouped, scored and assessed in four classes:
- Inventory & SAM
- SAM only (no inventory)
- Enterprise SAM (SAM for larger environments)
- Best Overall Technology
The review criteria are grouped into six categories as detailed below:
The aim of the report is to showcase SAM technology and innovation so that worldwide SAM professionals can see the strengths and competitive differences between different vendors and make informed purchasing decisions.
I aim to publish at the end of October / Start of November – please subscribe to The ITAM Review newsletter to be notified when it is published.
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.
Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.