Professional Services

SAM services designed around your needs
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Join us in an ongoing, flexible partnership

Successful Software Asset Management (SAM) is more than installing a tool and flipping a switch. That’s why our Services team is here for you as an ongoing partnership. We offer three levels of engagement that range from handling your essential day-to-day processes, to partnering on your long term operations and strategy. We design our SAM services around your needs, for rock-solid assurance, so that you can focus on your core business and the big picture.

Three levels of SAM engagement for you

License Compliance

Your fast view of risk and saving. Have an upcoming true-up or worried about an audit? Get a fast analysis of license compliance and cost avoidance for an important vendor.

Managed Services

Find the best support for your needs.
Your SAM journey doesn’t end once the technology is installed. Now you can get real value and ROI by choosing exactly the SAM services you need.

SAM as a Service

Let us take care of everything. If you don’t have in-house resources or prefer a scalable staff, our full-service package can step in. It’s our ongoing partnership with you.

Did you know?

increase in software spending is expected per year
of software spend is unmanaged by a company
of SAM roles take 3+ months to fill, and 20% take 6+ months

See a snapshot of a vendor’s baseline compliance

Our License Compliance service gives you a point-in-time assessment for your biggest vendor, such as Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, or SAP. The service identifies gaps, vulnerabilities, and potential savings. USU experts deliver a full report of your software usage, license costs, and compliance issues. See how to save per vendor in a risk-free analysis.

Know what software you’re using for a key vendor
Get ahead of audits by finding incorrect license use
Prevent unexpected fees in the yearly true-up
Prepare for negotiations in your contract renewals
Get a short-term snapshot of risks and costs if you have a limited budget
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Have a strong position for audits and contracts

Contract renewals and audit response are always coming. With our Managed Services, you will spend less time reacting to your SAM data and more time acting on its insights. USU Services experts can help your operations and reporting, while focusing on quality assurance and high-quality data. And you’ll get back your most valuable asset: time. What do you want to out-task?

Maintain a continuous overview of your license inventory

Always know your Effective License Position (ELP)

Identify and improve your cost-savings potential

Easily integrate and manage IT changes

Get a clear picture of your software entitlements vs. deployments and usage

Get a trusted advisor and solution partner

“SAM as a Service” combines our services and solutions into one flexible package. Think of us as an extension of your team, managing your SAM program while you focus on business priorities. You always get in-house USU experts who know the vendors as well as our solutions, and can help you manage business changes and optimize your software.

Let us manage your SAM while you focus on business.

  • Engage us for ongoing everyday tasks
  • Get additional help for as long (or short) as you need
  • Get support for critical times and projects
  • Consolidate all your data into a single platform
  • Protect your SAM investment with experienced response to audits and true-ups

USU recognized by Gartner

USU was named a top Customers’ Choice in the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights “Voice of the Customer” for SAM Tools

A Services team backed by our own solutions

Other software companies bring in a third party or outside consultants to handle their services. We are the only SAM solutions company that does both: in-house solutions and an in-house team. You don’t have to communicate between third parties, or deal with the gaps and downtime that inevitably happen.

Training: Get more out of USU solutions

Want more value from your SAM solution? Train with USU professionals in courses that are tailored to your needs. Tell us what you want to learn! We’ll show you how to get there with our training sessions.

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USU Software Asset Management Professional Training
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Everything as a Service

Drive your business success with a service-oriented approach.
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ITAM Review: Foundations of Software Asset Management

Discover the foundations of Software Asset Management and see how it can help you manage your people, processes and technology in this period of unprecedented digital transformation.

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