Step Guide to Implement SAM
To determine if you have the right number of licences for installed software, you should perform a software audit on all computers within your organisation. Software audits are a standard element of any organisation's asset management process.
Many asset tracking applications are available for purchase, or you can download the Autodesk Product Manager Tool to identify and track software installed on computer systems.
Step 1 – Document Your Software
Scan your PCs for all Autodesk software, and record all version numbers and serial numbers.
For AutoCAD®-based products, load the Autodesk Product Manager Tool to perform an inventory.
Step 2 – Compare Installations to Licences
Compare the actual installations to your licensing records.
Your licensing records should include copies of all licence agreements and the original receipts and invoices.
Step 3 – Order Required Software
You need to immediately buy new licences for any unlicensed software you discover.
As you create your list of new licences required, consider opportunities to standardise all users on the most current version of software, and to purchase subscription contracts that allow you free version upgrades during the contract term.