Licence Internal Audit (ELP) and Optimisation

Perform an internal audit just like the software vendors, but see the results for yourself

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the problem we solve

Do you know exactly what your software licensing status is? Are you completely in control of your data? Do you know if your business software licensing has been correctly optimised? Do you know what questions to ask when it comes to an internal software audit?

We have the answers to these questions.  

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OUR APPROACH

FisherITS can help you discover your true audit exposure through an internal software audit – running through the process as rigorously as if it were initiated by a software publisher. Our approach minimises your risk, exposes unexpected vulnerabilities and optimises your software licensing.

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Our software license optimisation skillsets and expertise help you to make the right technical and commercial decisions. Our specialised services will help you to optimise your software licenses so you avoid unnecessary costs and mitigate unexpected risks.

the problem
we solve

the problem
we solve

Every company has a way to track its software purchases and license usage. This can be anything from a spreadsheet to a suite of procurement tools to even a purpose-made software asset management (SAM) system. But do you trust your data?  

  • Have you read all your software agreements and their amendments in detail and kept up with the publisher’s latest licensing models and policies? 
  • Do you know everything about your software estate? 
  • Can you face a vendor with absolute confidence that there will be no surprises? 
  • Are you ready to purchase additional licenses to cover the shortfall reported by the SAM tool? 
  • Can you rely on your data to confidently renew the right number of licenses? 

In a world where software licensing mechanisms and IT infrastructures are quickly evolving, getting a factual view of your software license ownership versus its liabilities can need more than just bean counting skills or tools.  

FisherITS provides you with effective software license optimisation solutions that offer you fully-assured Effective License Positions (ELPs) and that empower you to make the right technical and commercial decisions. 

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We can help your organisation prepare for a software compliance audit by simulating the real thing and giving you the results. If you are currently undergoing a live audit, or worried that you will soon be audited, contact us today.

    OUR APPROACH

    OUR APPROACH

    Our internal software audit process is developed using a combination of HW Fisher’s auditing methodology – a methodology that has been developed and tested for more than 85 years – and vendor-specific technical licensing knowledge. Our expert team of ex-Big Four and ex-vendor auditors will deliver a software audit that gets the right results.  

    Our specialised service allows you to see your true audit exposure exactly as if you were undergoing an audit initiated by a software publisher. We highlight any realistic savings you could achieve with our ELP report and we help you to address the non-compliance gaps in your existing software license position. Our software license optimisation process will help you to realise savings, and establish and execute the most cost-effective and viable remediation plans.  

    BUSINESS
    OUTCOMES

    BUSINESS
    OUTCOMES

    Our service delivers software license optimisation within an internal software audit that will help you make the right technical and commercial decisions. With us: 

    • You receive a fully assured Effective License Position report that highlights areas of non-compliance, risk and where you can save money through software license optimisation 
    • You get viable remediation actions that address non-compliance risks using cost minimised methods 
    • Achieve realistic savings realisation plans that translate paper savings to real cost reductions 

    OUR
    EXPERTISE

    OUR
    EXPERTISE

    As a Manager at FisherITS my main focus is our portfolio of IBM licensing related services. I’m passionate about helping our clients to understand and improve their complex IBM licensing estate and gain confidence in navigating through the IBM universe.

    I started my career as a member of the IBM SAM team where I experienced all parts of everyday SAM operations while taking care of mid-sized and large customers. In recent years my focus has turned to assisting clients that are interested in internal audits to ensure their IBM estate is correctly and optimally licensed, and defending customers going through an IBM audit.

    I also lead the FisherITS portfolio of services around the IBM License Metric Tool to help customers avoid sub-capacity non-compliant surprises.

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