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Mar 23, 2016 - 01:13 PM
But let's face it; to some, SAM means knowing exatly where and who has what application at any time... and even how they're using it. ServiceNow approaches SAM from a CMDB/ServiceDesk POV where license reconciliation is outside the ITIL 3.0 scope. In other words, it won't do SQLServer licensing.
Even Microsoft has stepped up on occasion and declare that SCCM has SAM 'functions'.
Other solutions ( such as AssetLabs... who would be honoured to be on your list! ) aspire to define SAM from an accounting POV, where cost-risk based reconciliation is the end-game.
So, there's the issue: What's the definition of SAM that has significance to you? Ignore the 'tool' concept and edit your list based upon whether you need to approach 'SAM' from a CIO/ ITIL tactic or a CFO/Cost-Risk strategy.