Software Asset Management

Our Vision

Central IT will provide expertise and counsel on campus software licensing enabling campus departments and individuals to benefit from reduced costs through careful and responsible management of licensing, acquisition, negotiation and distribution. 


As the number of software applications within our university keeps growing, Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions can deliver effective license management strategies. Central IT is taking on the role of providing Software Asset Management tools and resources to UM campus departments.

What is SAM? Software Asset Management (SAM) is a business practice that involves managing and optimizing the purchase, deployment, maintenance, utilization, distribution and disposal of software applications within an organization. Through a newly purchased campus-wide license for LANDesk Total User Management Suite, LANDesk Software Asset Management solutions will help reduce our software licensing costs, simplify audit preparations, and minimize business risk.