IT Asset Management (ITAM) is a combination of processes and technologies that provides organizations with a greater understanding of what IT assets exist, where these assets are located, and how they are being used. With these capabilities, ITAM enables organizations to more effectively manage IT assets throughout their lifecycle, simplify maintenance and administrative tasks, increase service levels to users, and ensure that every piece of hardware and software is fully utilized.
Titled “SaaS vs. Traditional ITAM Tools: How the Hosted Approach Delivers Greater Value“, the white paper shows that by substantially reducing the total cost of ownership, ITAM solutions delivered on-demand can offer far greater value than on-premise applications. Furthermore, with a significantly lower upstart cost, the SaaS delivery model helps organizations accelerate time-to-value of the solution and reduce the short-term cash flow burden and the risk associated with the project.
Documenting and quantifying the total cost of ownership for the SaaS and on-premise software installation, the white paper shows that three-year costs for traditional software can be up to 60% higher for a company with 500 PCs and as much as 200% higher for a company with 100 PCs. Start up costs are even more significantly higher with on-premise installation, reaching as much as 3-6 times over the first year cost of the SaaS solution.
Using the white paper and framework to clearly spell out and quantify these cost differences, project leaders can present a persuasive business case for Software-as-a-Service IT Asset Management. Available at no charge as a service to IT departments, please get the SaaS vs. Traditional ITAM white paper here.
The white paper is provided courtesy of SAManage, a leading provider of on-demand (SaaS) IT Management services. In addition to the low-cost subscription offering of the SAManage premium solution, SAManage offers a free service that organizations can use to manage and monitor their IT assets.
About Laura Miller
Laura Miller is the Senior Director of Sales Operations, ITSM at SolarWinds. She works one-on-one with customers ranging from SMB to Fortune 500, providing them with a modern way to look at service management. Laura's ITIL experience and ITIL v3 Foundations certification provides her with a unique understanding of the service management industry. Her guilty pleasures are anything chocolate, ice coffee, and reality TV.
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