MCPc QuickSAM

Software Asset Management Assessment

HOW CAN IT ASSET MANAGEMENT HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION?

 

According to leading industry analysts, 30% of an organization’s IT hardware and software budget can be wasted due to an inadequate or improperly implemented IT Asset Management (ITAM) strategy. ITAM is a high-value - but often overlooked or underutilized - discipline.

With extensive experience, MCPc has been dedicated to helping organizations of all sizes and across all industries and geographies to minimize this exposure and preserve budget. How can IT Asset Management help your organization? Find out by using our complimentary QuickSAM Assessment Service. It should only take about 7 minutes to complete this questionnaire using simple Yes, No, or Not Sure answers. Within 2 business days we will prepare a complimentary report tailored to your specific situation and arrange a telephone call to review the results with an independent IT Asset Management advisor. 

We’ve taken our experience with hundreds of clients in the private and public sectors and distilled it into the 20 critical factors we’ve observed to be the ones that are most likely to be affecting your bottom line and/or increasing your business risk.

If you find these questions thought-provoking, you may find our full discovery process extremely valuable in designing and implementing your IT Asset Management strategy. In any event, the results of the QuickSAM Assessment will be made available to you without obligation and with our compliments. It goes without saying (but we'll say it anyway) that all of your information will be held in strict confidence and will not be shared with anyone outside our company. 


If you're ready, let's begin with some identifying information. 

First, please tell us who you are, where you are, and how to contact you:





 

 

 

 

 

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1. Planning: Has a Software Asset Management strategy, which is aligned to the business strategy, been documented and approved by management?:




 
2. Scope: Does the scope of governance include all software types in the environment (commercial, cloud subscriptions, open source, and in-house developed)? :




 
3. Outcomes: Have the specific business outcomes required from the Software Asset Management program and their success measurements been defined and approved by management (e.g., financial savings targets, compliance goals, process improvement requirements, etc.)?:




 
4. Policies: Has your organization documented and communicated a set of corporate policies specifically addressing software?:




 
5. People: Have sufficiently trained personnel been dedicated to the program and have people representing the technology platforms and functional areas been trained on their roles?:




 
6. Central Repository: Is there a “single source of truth” application which aggregates all information about software assets?:




 
7. Decision Support: Are you able to produce the desired reports within a reasonable turnaround time and to a satisfactory degree of accuracy?:




8. Integration: Is the single source of truth application interfaced to related systems/functions such as purchasing, software deployment, and the service ticketing system to receive/share information and minimize manual data entry?:




 
9. Configuration Scanning: Is a uniformly deployed discovery tool in place to investigate and report on the internal configuration of all network-connected computing assets.:




 
10. License Positions: Do you know the software license entitlements, usage/consumption, and the compliance status for all high-impact software publishers?:




 
11. Audit Preparation: Do you regularly and proactively self-audit compliance position for high-impact software?:




12. Audits: Are you able to pass all publisher software license compliance audits with minimal disruption of regular activities and at minimal or no cost?:




 
13. Software Reclamation: Are you able to avoid future spending by A) reclaiming software that is deployed but not being used, B) reclaiming eligible licenses from computing devices at end-of-life, and C) satisfying new software requests from reclaimed licenses?:




 
14. New Software Acquisition: Do all software purchases made anywhere in the organization follow a consistent process to acquire the licenses and to record proof of purchase detail in a timely manner every time?:




 
15. License Checking: Is a check always made for availability of licenses and compliance with contract limits before installing software?:




 
16. Unauthorized Software: Does your organization maintain a list of authorized and unauthorized software and consistently and timely remove unauthorized software.:




 
17. Software Patching: Are you able to identify software patch level and report on missing patches?:




 

Thank you for completing this QuickSAM assessment questionnaire. We'll review your information and prepare a complimentary report tailored to your specific situation and arrange a call to discuss your personalized QuickSAM Assessment Report. We look forward to talking with you.