SAM helps you track your software and ensure that you stay compliant with Autodesk license agreements. Not only does SAM reduce your risk of noncompliance and help you meet legal obligations, it delivers compelling business benefits.
Industry analysts estimate that SAM can result in savings of 30 percent the first year you implement SAM best practices, and 5–10 percent annually there after. It does this by helping you:
Effective SAM can help ensure that all employees have the licensed software they need to complete their jobs. They get access to manuals and reference materials that help them work more productively. And when they have software problems, they can get support—which is available only to licensed users. And Autodesk will keep you informed about software developments that can help you work faster and more efficiently. Finally, SAM reduces the strain on IT staff by automating many routine software management tasks.
SAM streamlines software management, telling you immediately what software is in use and where. Rather than conducting a year-end inventory, you maintain a running record that lets you easily identify and update obsolete software. With SAM, you can plan effectively, purchasing software when you need it—not just when a new version comes out. You can target upgrades and reduce hassle. SAM also helps you maintain network and computer uptime by reducing the virus risks associated with downloading or purchasing software from unauthorized sites.