SAM Process
Maturity Assessment

Put your software asset management processes to the test - and pass with flying colors.

Much like a clock, software asset management operates on the synchronization of many components. SHI’s SAM Process Maturity Assessment ensures your software asset management processes are as safe, smooth and efficient as possible.

Based around industry best practices, the Assessment documents where you are now, where you want to be and how to get you there, through the following:


Analyzing the current state of your organization, operations, management processes, procedures and tools


Understanding and prioritizing needs by identifying deficiencies and shortcomings


Identifying gaps, root causes and solutions to overcome issues through implementation or redesign of policies and processes


  • Gain visibility into SAM processes and SAM maturity
  • Identify vulnerabilities and areas of unmanaged risk
  • Receive a customized business plan to implement change
  • Obtain assistance with financial planning and resource allocation for compliance projects

What's Included?

The SHI SAM Process Maturity Assessment is based on the following rating levels:


Aware of SAM responsibilities

No proactive management


SAM owned at a senior level

Asset Management Tool in place

Documented policies and procedures


SAM forms part of day to day operations

License Management Tool in place

Proactive compliance reporting

Iso Integrated

SAM forms part of business objectives

Regular conformance verification

Compliance by default

Continuous improvement

The Assessment is broken down into the following areas. For each area, you will be given a maturity rating and advice on how to progress from one maturity level to the next.

Organizational Management Process
  • Control Environments
  • Planning and Implementation Processes
Core SAM Processes
  • Inventory Processes
  • Verification and Compliance Process
  • Operations Management Processes and Interfaces
Primary Process Interfaces
  • Lifecycle Process Interfaces

Examples of specific assessments:

  • IT policies and procedures
  • IT procurement
  • Software delivery to organization and end-users
  • Software license, media storage and control
  • Software movements/additions/changes
  • Software and media disposal
  • Hardware disposal
  • Risks involving complexity, cost, performance, strategic alignment and more

To learn more about SHI’s SAM Process Maturity Assessment, contact us today!