Reduce Risk, Sustain Compliance
To reduce risk and realize the maximum value of software assets, organizations need to understand their license agreements and manage them appropriately. By becoming a Certified in Standards-based SAM Organization (CSS(O)), you can help your organization minimize risk and improve business efficiencies.
CSS(O) is the first and only enterprise-level certification that affirms an organization is compliant with its software license agreements and its SAM processes are aligned to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) SAM standard
By getting a CSS(O), organizations will be able to:
Implement and maintain effective SAM processes
Ensure software compliance and license optimization
Receive a two-year audit forbearance from major software publishers
Reduce the risk of being audited
Increase IT and business efficiencies
To enable enterprise-wide certifications, BSA will also certify a group of auditors, the CSS(A), as qualified to conduct audits validating an organization's SAM process based on their knowledge and reputation in the field of SAM.
In 2010, BSA introduced the Certified in Standards-based SAM for Professionals (CSS(P)) via the first-ever ISO-aligned, online training course, SAM Advantage.
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