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Enterprise Lifecycle Management

Cut complexity and increase the impact of your software licensing

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Maintain compliance and reduce costs with confidence

Enterprise software licensing is evolving faster than ever. With dozens of vendors to manage and applications residing in the cloud and on-premises, it is easy to fall behind. Yet given the importance in accelerating digital transformation, effective license management is essential.

Softchoice’s Enterprise Lifecycle Management (ELM) is a framework for taking control of your software enterprise licensing. With programmatic support, we help you eliminate compliance risk, maximize your budget and plan for the introduction of new technology to keep your business moving forward.

Maintain compliance and reduce costs with confidence

Taking Control of Enterprise License Management

Simplify license management to reduce costs, audit risk and increase the impact of technology on your business.

Challenge

Keeping Ahead of Product and Licensing Changes

As vendors increase the pace of innovation, unexpected product and program changes often disrupt technology planning. Yet 72% of organizations don’t have a solid SAM strategy in place (IDG).
Challenge

Visibility into Cloud and On-Premise Technology

Limited visibility into consumption and licensing deployments leave you open to overspending – or unprepared for a vendor audit. According to Gartner, 68% of organizations will face at least one audit in the coming year.
Challenge

Optimizing Licensing Entitlements

Without clear insight into licensing entitlements, you may not be taking full advantage of your investments. Most organizations only use 15% of the free deployment planning services and 6% of the training vouchers they are entitled to (Softchoice).
Solution

Proactive Technology Reviews

Plan intelligently with proactive guidance on licensing program changes, new service releases and products going end-of-support. Avoid surprises and ensure your licensing investments support your business transformation.
Solution

Expert-Led Assessments

Gain consistent, data-driven insights into your cloud and on-premises licensing environment and entitlements. With expert guidance, you will eliminate compliance risks, overspending and plan intelligently for renewals and “true-ups.”
Solution

Quarterly Reviews

Receive quarterly reviews of your enterprise licensing entitlements to maximize usage. We ensure you take advantage of free services to support technology deployments and end-user training to drive adoption and ROI.

Get more from your software licenses throughout their lifecycle

Softchoice’s Enterprise License Management provides consistent, proactive support throughout the duration of the software agreement lifecycle. Through quarterly technology reviews, licensing assessments and expert guidance, we increase the impact of your licensing investments.

Q1

1st Quarter

Review the products and quantities under your Enterprise License Agreements.
Build your technology deployment plan.
Identify resources available under the Softchoice EA Reference Guide. 
Q2

2nd Quarter

Licensing and technology roadmap briefing.
Identify potential vendor funding for deployment, training and adoption.
Explore additional options to support technology rollouts.
Q3

3rd Quarter

Evaluate assessments and “True-up” planning options.
Review adoption and consumption in your environment.
Assess Managed Services options to support technology adoption and consumption.
Q4

4th Quarter

Finalize cost analysis for annual “True-up”.
Review licensing acquisition and order placement processes.
Schedule quarterly reviews for the next year of your Enterprise License Agreements.

Why Softchoice?

Softchoice is a leading Licensing Solution Provider (LSP). With over 25 years of license management expertise, Softchoice is a trusted partner for thousands of organizations across North America.

Execute with confidence:

#1

Microsoft Software Asset Managed Service Provider in North America

3000+

EA’s Managed Across North America

400+

VMware Certified Sales Professionals

#5

Managed Service Provider Worldwide

Get your SAM strategy in gear with a License Solution Provider

Upgrade your approach to software asset management (SAM) with consistent, expert support in simplifying license management while increasing the business impact of your licensing investments.


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