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Software Asset Management Program – SAM Compass

by MetrixData360

If you are looking for a clear and concise picture of your company’s software installs or deployments and you want to have total certainty in your effective license position in the face of potential audit or contract renewal activities, MetrixData 360’s Software Asset Management Service is what you’ve been looking for.

   What is Sam Compass exactly?

  • It’s a totally unique and proven service that is powered by the most cohesive Software Asset Management inventory platform. SAM Compass services includes best practices and processes established through hundreds of engagements and the unparalleled expertise of our team who have collectively negotiated more than 1.5 billion dollars in software contracts over the last 15 years.
  • SAM Compass Software Asset Management Service taps into your existing software deployment data and allows for visual reporting of that deployment data.
  • Visualizing software licensing and deployment data through meaningful reporting that adds understanding and value to the investments your company makes in software and assists in making important business decisions.
  • SAM Compass will give you confidence in your company’s software compliance position across any number of software publishers and continuously identifies opportunities for optimization and significant cost reduction of software licensing.

How does Sam Compass work?

  • MetrixData 360 leverages your organization’s data by combining Automated tools, Software Asset Management best practice process and unparalleled human expertise to develop an accurate and concise software license position. We then make refinements & recommendations for current and future licensing needs.
  • Process automation ensures that as your company changes and software requirements change, updates to license positions are reflected with scheduled frequency.

What does Sam Compass do?

  • It provides easy access to reporting from deployment data so that proper licensing position can easily be determined and adjusted as required.
  • It equips clients with the necessary data, optimization and compliance validation so you don’t have to live in fear of software publisher audits, Software contract renewals or yearly maintenance renewals and true ups.
  •  The SAM Compass service identifies ongoing opportunities for your company to optimize software licensing agreements and deployments and to control and cut costs.

What will Sam Compass help me learn?

  •  Your organization will learn best practices regarding Software Asset Management and remove confusion and overwhelming challenges related to keeping track of, and ensuring compliance in the ever-changing world of managing Software Assets.

  Are you ready to have a conversation about MetrixData360’s Sam Compass Service?

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Software Audit Keeping you up at night?

Whether you are currently undergoing a software audit or want to be prepared for the inevitable reality that one is coming, you don’t have to lose any sleep. At MetrixData360, we’ve got your back. We’ve been involved directly in defending companies through 100’s of audits by countless software publishers including Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, IBM and many others. We have the experience and expertise to deal with anything auditors will throw at you.
Here’s how we’ve got your back:

  • Auditors will always take the most conservative view of your licensing data and present you with the worst case and most costly way to compensate for non-compliance. Auditors prey on the hope that you know less about licensing rules and use rights than they do. Their job is to generate revenue for the software publisher.
  • We are experts at explaining away grey areas that most auditors focus on. We validate deployments based on all rules and use rights, not just a single interpretation.
  • Here at MetrixData 360, we never lose sight of the fact that software audits are a negotiation. In the event of a true compliance gap being uncovered, we negotiate to minimize any unbudgeted financial impact to your organization. When it comes to negotiating, we don’t lose. Ever!
  • We’ll help you to optimize your license position and address areas where there is potential to fall into non-compliance. Overall software license optimization almost always reduces the number of licenses required and saves you money not only in an audit but also in overall software spend.
  • MetrixData 360 will closely mirror the actual software publisher’s process and develop a tactical defense strategy. We are so confident in our understanding of how software auditors operate that we will give you guidance as to how auditors will act and react through every step of the typical engagement. Imagine how easy it is to win the game when you already know your opposing team’s playbook.
  • We even Identify software you aren’t using but are paying for. That’s like unearthing diamonds in your own backyard that you didn’t know were there. We ’ll find software licenses that can be redeployed without rebuying. Obsolete or underutilized deployments can be removed or consolidated to reduce double buying and recurring maintenance costs.

Okay, that all sounds great, how do we get started?

Request a free no-obligation software audit consult

Software Audit Keeping you up at night?

Whether you are currently undergoing a software audit or want to be prepared for the inevitable reality that one is coming, you don’t have to lose any sleep. At MetrixData360, we’ve got your back. We’ve been involved directly in defending companies through 100’s of audits by countless software publishers including Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, IBM and many others. We have the experience and expertise to deal with anything auditors will throw at you.
Here’s how we’ve got your back:

  • Auditors will always take the most conservative view of your licensing data and present you with the worst case and most costly way to compensate for non-compliance. Auditors prey on the hope that you know less about licensing rules and use rights than they do. Their job is to generate revenue for the software publisher.
  • We are experts at explaining away grey areas that most auditors focus on. We validate deployments based on all rules and use rights, not just a single interpretation.
  • We never lose sight of the fact that software audits are a negotiation. In the event of a true compliance gap being uncovered, we negotiate to minimize any unbudgeted financial impact to your organization. When it comes to negotiating, we don’t lose. Ever!
  • We’ll help you to optimize your license position and address areas where there is potential to fall into non-compliance. Overall software license optimization almost always reduces the number of licenses required and saves you money not only in an audit but also in overall software spend.
  • MetrixData 360 will closely mirror the actual software publisher’s process and develop a tactical defense strategy. We are so confident in our understanding of how software auditors operate that we will give you guidance as to how auditors will act and react through every step of the typical engagement. Imagine how easy it is to win the game when you already know your opposing team’s playbook.
  • We even Identify software you aren’t using but are paying for. That’s like unearthing diamonds in your own backyard that you didn’t know were there. We ’ll find software licenses that can be redeployed without rebuying. Obsolete or underutilized deployments can be removed or consolidated to reduce double buying and recurring maintenance costs.

Okay, that all sounds great, how do we get started?

Request a free no-obligation software audit consult

MetrixData360 assisted our rapidly growing Global Engineering firm to restructure our Microsoft Contract. They were able to reduce an unbudgeted 2.5-million-dollar gap on SQL server to just under 500 thousand dollars and helped negotiate a new agreement that reduced yearly payments by 25%.
Our Global Pharmaceutical Organization received Enterprise Agreement renewal proposals from Microsoft that were approaching the 90 Million Dollar mark. MetrixData360 was instrumental in the optimization of how we licensed our deployments and completely restructuring the process by which the company procures Microsoft Licensing. With MetrixData360’s help, we were able to sign a new agreement that saved us $45 million dollars.
As the CIO for multi-regional healthcare organization in the United States we were experiencing constantly increasing cost pressure from software vendors. MetrixData360 instructed us on the best way to consolidate licensing between different regions and identified and repurpose underutilized server licenses in our environment. Instead of a 4 million dollar server license purchase, we were able to get it done for 1.5 million dollars.
We were in the middle of a Software audit that had been ongoing for almost a year before we enlisted the help of MetrixData360. The software auditors would not negotiate what they felt was a clear 2.4-million-dollar compliance gap within our complex manufacturing environment. MetrixData360 was not only able to help us provide explanation to the auditors but were successful in reducing the audit findings to ZERO in less than 2 weeks.

Be the Winner in Your Next Software Contract Negotiation, Maintenance Renewal or True-up

At MetrixData 360, we are experts with a proven track record in helping our clients decrease software expenditures when negotiating contract renewals with the likes of Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, IBM and many other software publishers. From performing in depth self-assessments that mimic publishers software audits, to defending organizations through full blown Audits, we are true Software Asset Management Specialists. Most companies find software licensing to be complicated, confusing and outright frightening. We translate the various licensing programs and their software Use Rights into simplified terms that align to your business requirements and save you money.

 Here’s how we can help with your next software licensing:

  • We are licensing experts with experience and expertise in dealing with many software publishers including; Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Oracle, Adobe, Symantec, Open Text and many more.  We’ll help you learn the inner workings of your software vendor such as; how their sales teams operates and how licensing programs are designed to sell you what the publisher wants and not necessarily what your company needs.
  • When it comes to software licensing, knowing what you don’t need is often more important than what you do need. Therefore, we’re really good at creating multiple licensing scenarios that are customized to the way you use software both now and how you project to use it in the future. Once we have these details, we develop predefined “user profiles.”  This leads to the un-bundling of software so you don’t purchase unneeded licenses and ultimately leads to big monetary savings.
  • We simplify complex licensing scenarios and translate “software publisher speak” into relevant business terms.   This helps to identify what your sales team won’t tell you and often doesn’t want to tell you.
  • We review the legal terms of your software contract so that you can understand exactly what you are committed to.  This helps to ensure your compliance based on the terms in your software contract.
  • One common area of negotiation is “paying for only the software you need” instead of buying a bundle of software you don’t. For example, Microsoft 365 comes with Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, Office and a variety of other products, but an entire department of your company may only use Exchange.  We’ll be able to help you develop a strategy to decrease costs based on this type of scenario.

 Are you currently negotiating a software license for your company?  Will you be in the future?

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The “180 Webinar” Series

The first Wednesday of the month at 1pm EST we present the “180 Webinar” a lively, informative and interactive presentation on a broad range of topics surrounding software licensing.

 Read these points for more detailed information:

  • Our presentations are led by experienced software licensing experts and include real life examples.  Engage in the chat discussion or ask your questions directly.
  • Learn valuable tips that you can apply to your own software licensing negotiations.
  • Access to live SAM subject matter experts.
  • Become more proactive in how you approach Software Asset Management.

Sound like fun?  Register today and we’ll send you your login information for each upcoming presentation.  In other words, you don’t have to remember when it is, we’ll let you know.

 Register Today – Its Free!

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The “180 Webinar” Series

Every first Wednesday of the month at 1pm EST we present the “180 Webinar” a lively, informative and interactive presentation on a broad range of topics surrounding software licensing.

 Read these points for more detailed information:

  • Our presentations are led by experienced software licensing experts and include real life examples.  Engage in the chat discussion or ask your questions directly.
  • Learn valuable tips that you can apply to your own software licensing negotiations.
  • Access to live SAM subject matter experts.
  • Become more proactive in how you approach Software Asset Management.

Sound like fun?  Register today and we’ll send you your login information for each upcoming presentation.  In other words, you don’t have to remember when it is, we’ll let you know.

 Register Today – Its Free!

Register Now

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