SAM Baseline

If you are dealing with the matter of license conformity for the first time, you might quickly lose sight of the big picture. In addition, if an audit is upcoming, a True Up is about to take place or the acquisition of outside companies is occurring, there is also the factor of time pressure.

To overcome this and keep the situation under control is not so simple. A preliminary license balance sheet can usually not be realized nor have its plausibility validated on the basis of the existing database. To make a truly qualified statement about the underlicensing or overlicensing is surely not a trivial matter.

Gain transparency

Our solutions for a large measure of transparency will give you a good and secure feeling.

Recognize potentials

We will help you track down hidden resources and clarify your possibilities.

Reduce the cost of licenses

Together efficiently to the goal – we will gladly take a look with you at your expenditures and will support you in minimizing them.

SAM Baseline takes care of transparency and security

Tool-supported, we will create for you a license balance sheet on the basis of your asset inventories, achieve the necessary degree of transparency, and master, together with you, the pending True Up and lastly, give you a good grasp of operational license management.

After a careful stocktaking of your installed software portfolio as well as the available rights of use, you will receive a detailed overview of your license portfolio and the demand associated with it. Based on the competent findings of our Compliance Division, you will afterwards be able to realize potential cost savings ((overlicensing)) or close compliance gaps (underlicensing).

As part of the baseline project, we place the highest demands on the comprehensiveness of the data. Our goal is the cataloguing and accounting of at least 95% of your assets in order to be able to make a comprehensive statement about the degree of your license conformity.

With SAM Baseline for proper licensing

Establish your software portfolio quite precisely and structure it anew. In addition, you can profit from our team’s comprehensive expert knowledge and also apply this profitably in subsequent processes. Obtain long-term compliance by implementing strategically planned measures. For example, the overall IT strategy can be adapted to the licensing, as perhaps by applying a cloud solution.

With the SAM Baseline, you will get an overview of:


<p style="text-align: center;">All of your installed software products (clients and servers),</p>

<p style="text-align: center;">Your OEM client operating system,</p>

<p style="text-align: center;">Your individual and volume licenses,</p>

<p style="text-align: center;">Over-licensing / incorrect licensing / under-licensing,</p>

<p style="text-align: center;">Existing potentials and their possibilities for exploitation.</p>

SAM Baseline with SAM Now

We support you in creating a professional license balance and in determining the Software Asset Management (SAM) maturity level. We help you to minimize or even eliminate financial and legal risks. Accordingly, there is no longer any risk for you in the event of surprising license audits. You can also profit permanently from the optimization options identified by us. All measures initiated by us aim to make the most of your software asset management.

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