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Podcast Episode 16: SAM Tool Selection Best Practice (RFI, RFP, Proof of Concept)

Selecting winners: SAM Tool selection, RFI, RFP, Proof of Concept best practices.

Selecting winners: SAM Tool selection, RFI, RFP, Proof of Concept best practices.

In this podcast I discuss ITAM tool selection best practice with a number of leading tool providers.


 

This is a preview in the run up to our ITAM Tools Day on the 20th November.


PODCAST GUESTS:

ITAM Tool Selection Best Practice:

  • Engage with suppliers prior to RFI – an opportunity to learn more about the philosophy and direction of tool manufacturers before diving into feature-by-feature analysis. Allow the suppliers to offer solutions and partnerships that might suit your unique environment and/or situation.
  • Focus on business outcomes and organizational goals.
  • Proof of Concept – Test the business case; will the outcomes described in the RFI be realized? Identify other solutions that implementing the technology might generate. Identify the real requirements of building a SAM platform by identifying people, process and technology constraints during the Proof of Concept.
  • Get stakeholders to review the outcomes of the POC and get their buy-in.
  • Test how the suppliers support you during the POC process
  • Proof of concept goals: What are the things that will demonstrate that this project will be a success to your business – test these during the POC

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This is a preview in the run up to our ITAM Tools Day on the 20th November. Come and see EIGHT leading ITAM tools in one day and network with peers.

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Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource and community for worldwide ITAM professionals.

Martin is also 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.

On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

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