BSA | The Software Alliance wants to make it easy for companies of any size to establish and maintain a software asset management (SAM) program based upon industry standards and best practices. The following library provides a variety of resources from BSA, its members and partners to help you establish your SAM program.
Software Management Guide
Use this simple resource for information and helpful tips on how to get started with basic management of software assets and information about becoming compliant with software license agreements.
Software Piracy and the U.S. Law
Software piracy is a risky, high-stakes gamble. Can a business really suffer legal and financial consequences if it’s caught with pirated software? Here’s what the U.S. Law has to say about software piracy.
Smart About Software: Software Strategies for Small Businesses
To help American small businesses avoid the risks of software piracy, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and BSA | The Software Alliance have partnered together in a multi-year education program, Smart About Software: Software Strategies for Small Businesses. By using the tools and tips for responsible management available on this website, small businesses can protect themselves from the legal and financial consequences of using unlicensed software.
Software Asset Management Presentation for Employers (w/ Presentation Notes)
Are you willing to wager that your employees already know how to use company computers responsibly? Communicate to your employees the importance of software audits, software compliance and licensing. It will help prevent the risks associated with workplace software piracy.
SAM Employee Policy
An example of an employee policy on software license management can help a business avoid the risks associated with unlicensed software use.
SAM Employee Memorandum
A companion to the SAM employee policy, this memorandum to employees will announce the SAM program and its requirements as it relates to individual employee behavior.