Minimising spend, maximising ROI
Computacenter’s software licensing team had the contacts and knowledge to make sure we achieved the most effective pricing plan for our needs, while taking into consideration our plans for future growth
Although software is one of the most valuable assets for any organisation, it also represents a significant overhead. Faced with increasingly complex vendor agreements and concerns over non-compliance, organisations often end up buying unnecessary software when they could be redeploying underutilised assets.
With extensive experience and buying power, Computacenter minimises your spend by identifying more effective sourcing and management strategies as well as under-utilisation of licences and contract consolidation opportunities.
I need to reduce costs fast – what can I do?
Computacenter’s packaged software lifecycle services offer a rapid and quantifiable return on investment by identifying immediate financial savings. By completing a detailed analysis of requirements, entitlement and usage, Software Asset Appraisal and Licence Options Appraisal services enable you to identify under-utilised and surplus assets that can be redeployed.
Managed and packaged services improve sourcing strategies and increase the return on investment from software purchases.
By undertaking a Licence Options Appraisal, you are able to ensure your vendor contracts offer the best fit and best value for your organisation.
Request Management Services will ensure your organisation continues to buy its software smartly, take advantage of volume and early-bird discounts as well as value-added vendor offerings and exceptional terms, such as free training and upgrades.
How can I cut our annual software bill?
By establishing best practice processes for software asset management (SAM), you will not only be able to prevent future over-spending but also remove risk and complexity.
Gartner estimates that effective SAM can help reduce an organisation’s licensing costs in excess of 30 per cent. Computacenter’s SAM Readiness services will assess your current SAM processes and make recommendations to eliminate waste and minimise your licensing spend. This will provide your organisation with the foundations it needs to continue procuring and managing software licences by the most efficient and cost-effective method.
How much can I expect to save?
Savings depend on individual circumstances such as organisational structure and maturity and can be significant. For example, a Licence Options Appraisal resulted in £46 million worth of long-term savings for one company who approached Computacenter, while another customer was able to reduce its annual software bill by 15% by adopting SAM best practice and consolidating its licensing agreements.