Software Licensing Managed Services

Get a specialist to manage things for you!

Software Licensing Managed Services

Get a specialist to manage things for you!

About

The ongoing management of software licensing is a daunting task for most organisations. Keeping licensing costs at a minimum whilst maintaining compliance is an ongoing process that requires an in-depth knowledge of software licence terms and how to apply those licence terms to software deployments and software usage.

Most organisations simply do not have the in-house expertise or experience but we can help. We are experts in SAM, Microsoft software licensing, and software licence optimisation and have extensive experience delivering practical licensing intelligence that help our customers mitigate compliance risks and optimise spend on software licences.

Through our Software Licensing Managed Service we do the hard work for you to ensure;

  • The allocation and usage of your existing software licences is optimised to maximise return on your existing software investments.
  • Licence excesses are identified so that you can use and reuse your software licences over and over again to save acquiring new licences when it is not necessary.
  • You have the detail you need to make strategic and informed licensing decisions.

Whats Included?

Our Software Licensing Managed Service is completely customisable and is tailored to meet your unique and specific needs. You can choose to include all or any combination of the following;

Software Licence Entitlement Management

Software Licence Entitlement Inventory: Creation and ongoing maintenance of a comprehensive software licence entitlement asset register;

  • Volume Licences (current and historic)
  • Full Packaged Product (FPP)
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
  • Independent Software Vendor (ISV)

Software Agreement Inventory: Creation and ongoing maintenance of a comprehensive software Agreement register;

  • Volume Licence Agreement Names
  • Volume Licence Agreement Numbers
  • Agreement Start & End Dates

Software Assurance Inventory: Creation and ongoing maintenance of a comprehensive Software Assurance register;

  • Software Assurance Start Dates
  • Software Assurance End Dates

Microsoft Volume Licensing Portal Maintenance: Ensure all agreements are visible in the applicable Microsoft Volume Licensing Portals

  • Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)
  • Microsoft Volume Licensing Center (MVLS)

Licence Management Tool Maintenance: Ensure all agreements and licences are visibile in your Software Licence Entitlement Management Tools (where applicable)

Effective Licence Position Reporting

Our comprehensive Effective Licence Position Report details;

  • The current state effective licence position of your Microsoft software environment, including identification of your effective licence entitlements (current and historic), licence allocations, licence usage, licence requirements and any licence excesses and/or deficiencies which exist.
  • Options (where multiple options are available) for addressing any licence deficiencies which have been identified through the acquisition of software licences.
  • Options (where options are available) for addressing any licence deficiencies which have been identified through means other than acquiring licences, such as software removal, software reassignment, server consolidation and/or server architecture changes for example.

The Effective Licence Position Report can be provided;

  • Annually
  • Quarterly
  • On-Demand (A software licence management tool is required)

True-Up & Renewal Reporting
Identification of products and licence quantities required for true-up and/or renewal.
Consulting & Advisory Hours

Consulting & Advisory Hours are included as part or our Software Licensing Managed Service and can be used for any of our Consulting & Advisory Services.

Notifications & Alerts

Agreement Expiry & Renewal Notifications: Email notifications to keep you informed of upcoming Agreement expiry and renewal dates.

Software Assurance Expiry & Renewal Notifications: Alerts and notifications of new product releases and licensing rule changes.

New Version Release Notifications: Email notifications to keep you informed of new software version release dates.

Licence Term Change Alerts: Email notifications to keep you informed of changes of licence terms.

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Managed Services

Training & Consulting Services

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We are experts in SAM, software licensing management and software licence optimisation.

Contact a Discover SAM licensing consultant today on 1300 557 916 or dsam@discoversam.com.au to learn more about how we can help you mitigate risk, optimise spend and make informed licensing decisions.