Gutsy talk from Snow Software this week who are aiming to be the number one SAM tool in the world by 2015 following 44% growth last year.
The announcement came with the release of V6.2 of their License Management offering.
Snow claim their SAM offering will be ‘the first SAM specialist to offer customers the ability to extend the management of software assets to cover cloud based applications’.
“The new version of Snow License Manager includes a completely new feature for license management of cloud-based applications, rebuilt export tool for advanced Excel reports, improved support for virtual applications (Citrix XenApp and VMware ThinApp), and support for installation on Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012.”
The company, which was founded in 1997 and has sold 6.5 million licenses, accepted venture capital last year. Snow Software is based in Sweden and claims to have ‘over 500 installed customers in the UK and a further 1000 based elsewhere in Europe and the US’.
If they are measuring ‘number 1’ by number of customers then they’ll need to put the pedal to the metal to catch up other industry stalwarts such as Express Metrix (with I estimate twice as many customers) who also recorded 37% growth in the last year. Admirable attitude but let’s see a little more substance.
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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