Asset 12 Asset 10 Asset 15 Asset 15 - - - - autodesk_icon_font_04_06_16_kl Asset 11 autodesk_icon_font_04_06_16_kl autodesk_icon_font_1_18_17_start_over-01

Worldwide Sites

You have been detected as being from . Where applicable, you can see country-specific product information, offers, and pricing.

Change country/language X

  • United States

    We have redirected you to an equivalent page on your local site where you can see local pricing and promotions and purchase online.

    Stay on our U.S. site

Keyboard ALT + g to toggle grid overlay

Why is software asset management important?

Software asset management (SAM) is important to any business that licenses software. SAM helps you to:

Reduce risks

SAM best practices help you manage license compliance throughout your organization. When you effectively track and document your software licenses, you lower the risk of noncompliance. You also create a better working environment for your employees and partners.

Save money

SAM can reduce costs in several ways, helping you to:

  • Eliminate or reallocate underused software licenses
  • Limit overhead associated with managing and supporting software
  • Reduce the potential for unexpected software costs
  • Avoid paying damages for noncompliance

Stay safe

An effective SAM program will reduce the downloading or purchasing of software from unauthorized sites that can infect computers with viruses.

Get support

SAM ensures that you use only licensed software, which entitles you to support. Most companies do not offer technical support for unregistered software.

Improve productivity

Access to user manuals, reference materials, and product support makes employees more productive. When you institute SAM best practices, you manage these resources effectively.

Instill confidence

SAM helps you stay compliant, which puts your business partners at ease. If you’re contracting or subcontracting on a project, your partner will expect you to follow the law.

Stay informed

Get the latest news on your software products from software vendors, such as Autodesk, when you’re a licensed, registered user.

Meet your obligations

SAM helps you know and comply with the terms of your end-user license agreements and to meet your legal obligations.