Before my original post, I was unsure about how Atea accounted for purchases and entitlements. These are a couple of key factors for determining an organization’s license position. Atea uses a mix of customized tools and manual work to compile and link the information from the following sources to the install base.
- Microsoft License Statements (MLS) ordered from Microsoft.
- Adobe COD-reports
Atea’s service offerings:
- Cloud SAM Standard includes full Microsoft and Adobe license management and software recognition
- Cloud SAM Enterprise includes license management for an unlimited number of vendors. You also get access to Atea’s license management tool, Compliance Manager, plus the additional Cost Saving Report and License Compliance Report for all vendors
Customers are provided a dedicated SAM specialist to manage their data through the process in order to ensure QA and look for ways to save money.
- Layer 1: Local License specialists meets the customers and gives licensing advice (Atea has a very local presence with over 60 offices in the Nordics)
- Layer 2: The national SAM-team provides the actual SAM guidance that includes process development and increasing maturity level of SAM within the organization
- Layer 3: The Global SAM-team performs administrative work like license registration, MLS interpretation etc.
See Atea’s website for more information.