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Softchoice launches Enterprise Lifecycle Management framework, bringing licensing complexity down to earth

May 3, 2019 – Toronto, ON - Softchoice, a leading North American provider of IT solutions and managed services, today announced the launch of its Enterprise Lifecycle Management (ELM) framework, a unique offering to enable organizations to effectively manage the growing volume and complexity of enterprise licensing agreements. 

The ELM framework, which builds on Softchoice’s pioneering Software Asset Management offering for Microsoft enterprise licensing agreements, is also available for licensing agreements for Cisco, Adobe and VMware, and has been purpose-built to support IT leaders and mitigate pain points associated with moving to the cloud. 

“Technology from our partners is enabling IT leaders to drive business outcomes like never before. However, licensing agreements are greater in number and more complex than they have ever been, meaning that most IT leaders are unable to manage spend and compliance alone,” says Chris Woodin, Vice President, Business Development and Alliances, Softchoice. 

Managing assets that reside on premise and increasingly in the cloud is creating more complexity for organizations, with cost management decisions often having technical implications that affect service delivery, lines of business and charge backs or bill backs. Softchoice’s ELM framework solves for this complexity on three fronts: 

  1. IT leaders can now fully understand how technology and program changes affect business and digital transformation initiatives. 
  2. Tracking cloud and on-premise licensing will allow teams to optimize licensing investments, avoid audit risk and prepare for renewals. 
  3. Taking full advantage of licensing entitlements and free services, which most organizations fail to do on their own, will increase the impact of technology. 

“Softchoice’s ELM approach is one of a kind,” Woodin says. “We take a proactive approach to managing licensing, optimizing investments, preparing for renewals and taking advantage of training. We are laser-focused on equipping IT leaders to understand how changes in their technology will impact their organizations, providing them with guidance on maintaining compliance, driving savings and preparing for the future.” 

The seamless ELM framework provides customers with singular, consistent line of sight into on-premise and cloud licensing, identifying opportunities for technology consolidation and proactive planning for renewals, as well as predictable license reviews to enable organizations to get maximum value from licensing entitlements. 

About Softchoice: 

Softchoice is one of the largest IT solution and managed service providers in North America. Every day, thousands of organizations rely on Softchoice to provide insight and expertise that speeds the adoption of technology, while managing cost and risk. Through our unique points of view, we challenge leaders to think differently about the impact of technology on their employees and customers. Softchoice enables organizations to realize the full benefits of public cloud and a modern IT infrastructure through solution design, implementation, asset management, and assessment services, as well as ongoing support and mentorship through managed services. With access to one of the most efficient and cost-effective technology supply chains in North America, Softchoice also ensures products get to our customers quickly and in a trouble-free way. 

Media Contact: 

Joel Hoidas 
Sr. Manager of Communications, Softchoice 
416-588-9002 ext. 222590 
joel.hoidas [at] softchoice.com