Automate software, hardware and cloud licenses through IT Asset Management
Effectively track and manage your hardware and software assets for the duration of their lifecycle, all through the ServiceNow platform.
Complete visibility of your IT estate
Visibility of your hardware and software assets throughout their lifecycle should be a priority for your business, no matter the size. You need to have a clear understanding of what you currently own, and then ask the questions:
Are we buying what we need?
Are we using what we have?
Where are our assets located?
There are three primary types of IT asset management: hardware, software and cloud.
Hardware: This refers to the physical hardware within your organisation - PCs, laptops, mobile devices, printers, copiers etc. Any hardware that is used for data management purposes within your organisation falls under this category.
Software: Probably the most complex type of ITAM, software asset management (or SAM) involves things like licensing, shadow IT and compliance requests. Software assets need to be continuously tracked and reviewed.
Cloud: ITAM tracks the cost and usage for cloud resources, including software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS).
Monitor the full IT asset lifecycle
Individual enterprises may well define the IT asset lifecycle in slightly different ways. However, the structure generally begins as a need being recognised and a request made following that. Important factors are then highlighted - what assets are needed, how to obtain them and how they will be used.Request: a need is recognised and a request is made
Fulfilment: Building, purchasing, leasing or licensing of the asset
Deployment: the asset is installed into the IT ecosystem
Monitoring: ensures the assets is functioning effectively
Service: assets are maintained and upgraded to prolong their life
Retirement: assets are retired and disposed of once they are no longer needed
Optimise your asset investments
ServiceNow's ITAM suite allows you optimise your asset investments. In knowing your asset spend and usage, you can make more informed decisions and ultimately drive better outcomes.
The product will give your team capacity to reduce compliance risk and software spend and enhance your use of licenses.
Enjoy increased visibility
Knowing what you own and how you are using it is crucial for lifecycle management. Mitigate risk with regards to your asset usage and enable regulatory requirements to be better enforced.
Reduce what your team is spending on assets and streamline your lifecycle processes to minimise wasted resources.
Frequently Asked Questions
A standard ServiceNow ITAM implementation with Unifii generally takes around 2-3 months. For SAM Pro another 2-3 months will be needed, depending on the software publishers chosen and the complexity (both can be run alongside a discovery implementation). However we do understand that every implementation is unique and depends on a multitude of factors, including the size of the business and the business objectives, therefore the complexity of the project will affect the length of time.
As an Elite ServiceNow partner, we are a team of highly qualified, experienced consultants, who know exactly how to help you get the most from your ServiceNow ITAM implementation. We have delivered multiple ITAM projects for customers across sectors as broad and diverse as local government organisations, technology MSPs and large scale service providers.
ServiceNow's Software Asset Management Pro (SAM Pro) module requires IT Operations Management (ITOM) to be in place first in order to perform software discovery. Learn more about ITOM here.
Of course! Unifii offers a range of support options, mainly through our Platform Management Services (click here for more info). We will be here to support you and your new platform on your ServiceNow journey, for as long as you may need.
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