Sharpen your business by maintaining flexibility through change
Organisational change - such as downsizing, mergers, acquisitions or divestitures - can exacerbate cost and compliance management challenges and consume valuable internal resources.
Computacenter services simplify software management and supply, so that you can respond to change more effectively while maintaining a balanced licensing position.
In addition, Computacenter will identify any cost-saving opportunities that may arise through organisational changes, for example better volume discounts.
With our extensive IT transformation programme, it was critical that we had the correct agreement in place so we can deliver new projects without being held up by licensing issues. By equipping our staff with the latest software, we will be able to maintain our growth pattern and drive efficiency throughout the organisation.
How can I clarify our licensing position following a merger or acquisition?
Computacenter has a three-step plan that will enable you to gain visibility of the assets inherited, identify any risk exposure and exploit changes in your organisation’s size to get a better licensing deal.
By undertaking a Software Asset Appraisal, you identify exactly what licences are owned and in use across your organisation.
This allows you to consolidate agreements in place for different geographies or subsidiaries and maximise your organisation’s purchasing power.
I am struggling to keep track of our software licences – how can I get back in control?
Organisational change adds to the complexity of software licence management.
Managed services through Computacenter reduce this complexity and cost by enabling you to outsource resource-intensive tasks to software licensing experts. For example, Computacenter will manage renewals, procurement, licence positions or your entire portfolio on your behalf while observing strict service level agreements.
By selecting to outsource either specific tasks or the end-to-end software licensing function, your organisation will gain access to best practice ‘know-how’, proven processes and tools and skilled consultants.
This will reduce the need to invest in licence expertise internally, and enable your team to focus on the differentiating elements of IT.
How can I keep our licensing agreements flexible?
Your software needs can change on a regular basis – especially for distributed computing titles such as Microsoft. Computacenter’s Licence Options Appraisal will review all available structures and identify the best and most cost-effective licensing agreement strategies to meet your changing needs.
Our organisation has downsized, how do I ensure our licences still match our needs?
Computacenter’s Licence Options Appraisal and Software Asset Appraisal services provide your organisation with visibility of its software assets and utilisation.
You can then realign your software licensing contracts to both the scale and needs of your business. Most importantly, you will make quick cost-saving wins and reduce future expenditure.