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 Software asset management

​Like any other business asset, you need to effectively manage your software investments to ensure they deliver their anticipated returns.  Without proper software asset management focussing on the lifecycle of your current and future investments, you'll lack visibility regarding:
  • your software requirements 
  • what your vendor licensing agreements entitle you to
  • the enterprise software you currently own

This makes it difficult to budget accurately …and increases your risk of non-compliance with software vendor licensing programmes.

How well are you really managing your enterprise software solutions?

 

Overview

 Take a proactive approach to software asset management. We can help you extract value:

Dimension Data equips you with the information you need to manage your software assets in the most effective way, through all the stages of their lifecycle. Our software asset management services include assessments, procurement services, professional services and managed services.

Through our services we will:

  • benchmark your organisation against existing software asset management best practices
  • establish your software needs
  • clarify which software your licensing purchases entitle you to use
  • identify to which users software has been deployed
  • pinpoint any areas of non-compliance
  • propose a right-sizing exercise to reduce total cost of ownership, if appropriate
  • recommend, deploy and manage toolsets that will enable you to manage your software assets effectively on an ongoing basis
  • assist you to develop a software asset management policy

 

 

Benefits
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 Working with us, you can:

  • ensure compliance and mitigate the risk of legal and financial exposure
  • limit unauthorised and unplanned purchases, and rogue installations
  • lower the cost of software ownership
  • improve the accuracy of forecasting, budgeting and reporting
  • ensure good corporate governance through the implementation of policies and procedures
  • capitalise the full value of your software assets
  • eliminate the misuse of resources  
What we offer
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 Find out more about the related technology areas that our software asset management services address:


Software services
Take a proactive approach to software services through Dimension Data's full-services approach.


Software licensing
Go beyond procurement best practices and ensure your software licensing supports your business strategy.


Application services
Learn how Dimension Data can help you develop a concise application strategy that will enhance your business agility and drive results.

 

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Why work with Dimension Data?

 

We have extensive expertise in assisting clients assess, optimise and manage software assets. Our award winning architecture design and deployment services for personal computing environments demonstrate we understand the infrastructure and application requirements that drive your licensing investments. We're also Microsoft Large Account Reseller and represent other key software vendors through our licensing businesses across the world. 

  • We serve more than 6,000 clients across all industry sectors, including financial services,telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturinggovernment  and education.
  • We're a Microsoft Alliance Partner, Gold certified in 10 competencies including Software Asset Management, Volume Licensing, Desktop and Server Platform.
  • We have more than 5,100 Microsoft certifications, including over 900 MCPs. 
  • We've received 14 global Microsoft Partner of the Year awards in the last eight years including awards for software asset management, software licensing, desktop and systems management.
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