Software licensing shouldn’t be confusing or keep you up at night.

Our team provides IT Departments and Procurement Teams with expert advice that transforms Software Asset Management practices, how you purchase software, and how you look at software audits.

We are your TOP SECRET weapon to beat software and cloud companies at their own game.

Turn data-driven decisions into actionable insights.

Are you curious about how you can beat software and cloud vendors at their own game?

How to negotiate the best software contract?

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Does this sound like you?

You want to gain control over your software costs.

You lack the data you need to defend an audit or successfully negotiate a contract.

You purchase cloud and software contracts based on guesses and gut feelings of what you need.

You are not sure if you are buying too few licenses and are at risk of compliance audits or if you have bought too many licenses.

You’re afraid to negotiate with your vendors because you don’t have the information you need.

Spend 40% less on Microsoft 365 licensing with SLIM 360.

“When we signed the EA we listened to what our Microsoft and reseller Reps told us we should buy. We never should have. We over-paid for 3 years. Money we will never get back. I was shocked when I saw the results. Almost 400 users that never used Office 365 at all. We thought everyone used email, but when we investigated we were shocked. Our field service reps never used a single Office 365 service. We were able to change the license we bought for them and save significant money.”


CIO of Fortune 500 Company

“If you asked me again, I’m still not sure I’d believe it. 1000 Users not using at least email! It was true, we had the data needed to investigate it. I was shocked to find not only Accounts that were not active or even humans that had licenses but that we also had a large population of employees in our distribution centers that didn’t even use a single Office 365 service”


IT Procurement Director

“Amazing is all I can say. With a few minutes’ effort to download reports out of our tenant, we received useful data that helped us find waste and reduced our costs by over $2M annually. We couldn’t have done this by ourselves.”


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Mike Austin and MetrixData 360:

The authorities on Software and Cloud Cost Optimization.

For ten years, Mike worked at Microsoft within the licensing group. Not only did he negotiate billions of dollars in contracts for them and win prestigious sales awards, but he also worked on developing licensing programs and global sales strategies.

In 2008, when the economy took a downturn, he realized his values were misaligned when pushed to sell 20% more while his customers struggled to find savings and keep their employees employed. He set out to help customers purchase the software they needed at fair prices.

He looked for tools that provided the data he knew clients needed to beat software vendors at the game they play, and he didn’t find any on the market. That’s when he started to develop SLIM 360—a Software Licensing Intelligence Manager to provide customers with the data and the 360-degree view they needed to optimize software licensing and decrease costs.

Here’s what our customers have to say:

US Healthcare Organization: $2.6M
Software renewal slashed to $1.5M

Take, for example, Mrs. G, a Procurement Professional with a large Healthcare Organization that we recently helped. She was asked to work on a contract renewal with a CRM software vendor that was valued at a whopping $2.6M.

After realizing this contract was looking slightly inflated, Mrs. G had a bad feeling about simply handing over the company credit card to this vendor. Before we helped her, she didn’t feel like she had the data to make proper decisions. But after, by bringing in the right team, she was able to shave over a million dollars off her contract renewal.

Learn from the authorities.

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