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Quantifying the Value of Software Asset Management
If you’re not up to speed on the key benefits of software asset management (SAM) solutions, this overview can help. Additionally, you’ll learn about the areas

helpdesk process procedures  effort required to address helpdesk issues with instant access to asset configuration data Capture and organize IT contracts and software licenses in a centralized system Correlate assets to contracts and leases as well as their department and business units, users, and technical owners   Powerful and Secure On-Demand Solutions The SAManage on-demand service completely eliminates the time and expense associated with implementing an IT Asset Management solution. There are no servers to manage, and no

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Business Process Management (BPM)

Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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