THE PROBLEM WE SOLVE
Do you have thousands of unique software titles from multiple vendors installed on your network, resulting in a sprawling footprint that’s hard to manage and discover?
Alongside the cost and complexities introduced by Tier One vendors such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and SAP, Tier Two vendors such as Adobe, Autodesk, Quest, and VMware also represent a large proportion of your software spend. You need to manage this spend to minimise complexity and cost.
FisherITS has extensive experience in software audit management and across the software publishers themselves. We can assist you in proactively managing your licence position with any vendor and by providing you with licence optimisation recommendations that will help you save costs and defend your business in the event of a software audit.
Although Tier 2 vendors do not represent the largest part of your software spend, some, such as Quest and Micro Focus, run aggressive audit programmes. Often an installation worth tens of thousands of pounds can translate into a multi-million pound compliance exposure if configured incorrectly and discovered in an audit.
Tier Two vendors view their software vendor audit programmes as an important revenue stream and the financial impact of a software audit can be significant if not managed properly. The potential for cost savings means that it is important that you include Tier Two software vendor management in your SAM programme to ensure long-term savings.
TAIL END SPEND
Tracking and managing expenditure on tail end software renewals is a major challenge. Smaller vendors and purchases are often left untracked by central procurement and therefore escape the scrutiny of a regular procurement process. FisherITS can assist your organisation to track and manage this spend, often resulting in large cost savings.