Business Software Alliance Software Asset Management Programs Overview

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Business Software Alliance

Software Asset Management Programs
Overview


Today, companies

all over the world

face a significant threat to one of their
most important
strategic business assets


their software tools. Without effective Software Asset
Management
(SAM) processes in place to ensure software is optimized and license compliant, companies are
vulnerable to malware, potentially subject to fines and legal ramifications from audits, and at
risk of incurring significant unnecessar
y costs. Ultima
tely,
if not addressed properly, these risk
s

can damage a company’s reputation and hinder its ability to market its products and services.


The Business Software Alliance (BSA)
advocates

that effective SAM
programs
can alleviate many
of the headaches that come from unlicensed software. In addition,
BSA’s compliance programs
support
the many benefits of licensed software


namely lower risk and lower IT costs.


BSA SAM Offeri
ngs



Certified in Standards
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ased SAM


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Launched in 2010, SAM Advantage is the industry’s first
ISO standards
-
based SAM
training course
.

T
argeted at the IT manager / SAM professional,

the course

provides
complete guidance and best practices that can be used to develop and institute ISO
-
aligned SAM processes within an organization.


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They are following globally recognized best practices



Process
es

implemented are comprehensive, addressing the

entire software life
-
cycle




Processes implemented can be applied uniformly regardless of the organization’s
software choices



Processes implemented will allow immediate and sustained license compliance

CSS(O) certification process involves a CSS(O) audit wh
ich can
only

be conducted by
qualified auditors who will be designated as the CSS(A). Auditors will be selected by BSA
based on a variety of criteria including depth and breadth of licensing knowledge, expert
knowledge in ISO 19770
-
1 standard, experience
in conducting software licensing audits,
market reputation, and ability to staff to adequate levels.

The certification conveys the following:



The organizations SAM processes are independently tested, and aligned to the ISO SAM
standard



Demonstrates reaso
nable assurance that the organization is compliant with its license
position

Current auditors include KPMG and Deloitte and Touche.

The objective of
both

program
s

is to provide a universally applicable benchmark based on
internationally accepted standard
s for Organizations, IT Managers and practitioners to
follow when developing and implementing a software asset management program.

More information on the CSS(P) program is available at
www.BSA.org/SamAdvantage
.

Information on the CSS(O) program is available at
www.BSA.org/CSSO
.


CSS(O)
-

Typical Customer Progression

to Achieve Certification




Other BSA Resources

BSA offers additional materials t
o reduce risk and increase IT value including a
Guide to
Software Management
, audit tools and suggested policies and procedures. For more
information, please visit
BSA
Compliance Tools
.