ISO/IEC 19770 is an international standard about Software Asset Management (SAM), which is a business practice that involves managing and optimizing the purchase, deployment, maintenance, utilization, and disposal of software applications within an organization.
The standard consists of three parts.
- ISO/IEC 19770-1 is a process framework to enable an organization to prove that it is performing software asset management to a standard sufficient to satisfy corporate governance requirements and ensure effective support for IT service management overall.
- ISO/IEC 19770-2 provides a software asset management (SAM) data standard for software identification tags. Software ID tags provide authoritative identifying information for installed software or other licensable item (such as fonts, or copyrighted papers).
- ISO/IEC 19770-3 will provide a software asset management (SAM) data standard for software licensing entitlement tags. Software entitlement tags are computer files that provide authoritative identifying information about software licensing rights.
Source: International Organization for Standardization (ISO)