SAM Solutions

BSA Software Asset Management (SAM) Solutions

Better Protect Your Organization From Cyber-Risks

The Four-Step Action Plan That You Can Apply Today

Technology — powered by software — underlies every aspect of the way businesses run, from office productivity, to HR systems, to point of sale, to data gathering and management, to accounting and finance. Because technology is now mission critical to every aspect of business, the acquisition and deployment of technology, including software, is increasingly occurring outside of a centralized IT function. Today 35% of IT spend happens outside IT departments.1

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BSA offers a suite of ISO-aligned SAM solutions to help organizations reduce legal and security risks while ultimately driving business value.

Verafirm Professional (SAM Advantage)

  • A state-of-the-art online training course and certification program designed for IT managers
  • The first SAM course aligned to the ISO/IEC 19770-1 SAM standard
  • SAM Advantage allows IT managers to:
    • Build a best practice standards-based SAM program
    • Proactively and effectively manage their software assets
    • Increase IT efficiencies and control costs
    • Identify and reduce IT risks
    • Become certified in standards-based SAM

Verafirm Certified

  • Verafirm Certified is designed for larger organizations and independently verifies whether the organization’s software asset management processes align with the ISO SAM standard and are ultimately license compliant
  • By getting Verafirm Certified, organizations will be able to:
    • Implement and maintain effective SAM processes
    • Ensure software compliance and license optimization
    • Receive a two-year audit forbearance from participating software publishers
    • Reduce the risk of being audited
    • Increase IT and business efficiencies
    • Control costs

Verafirm Registry

  • An industry-supported portal designed for companies
  • Verafirm is a tool companies can use to manage their software
  • The first and only registry of its kind
  • By utilizing Verafirm, companies will be able to:
    • Effectively manage their software licenses and installed user base
    • Efficiently document that their software is licensed
    • Connect with customers interested in doing business with ethical companies