Licence Optimisation And SAM

Targetbase Integrated assists many customers with their software license contracts and the deployment and use and management of their Software Assets.

Our consultants have hands on extensive experience helping customers manage their software licence portfolio.  As independent consultants, we focus on achieving the best outcome for your software spend based on current and future business requirements. Our high level of customer satisfaction is reflected in the referrals from our satisfied customers.

We are trusted advisers to your IT and Legal Team for all aspects of software licensing.

In the event you are invited to a software audit/review by a vendor we are there from day 1 advising your Team and inhouse Legal Representive on the best approach. If your review has an adverse finding, we are with you along the journey to help and advise you and your Legal Team on the best approach. We also monitor and manage the usage of customers software licences ensuring they are not over spending because of over deployment or paying large compliance fines from over deployment of their licences.

Our expertise spans all software vendors including but not limited to Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, HCL, VMware as well as Shareware and Open Source products.

We have assisted many customers who maintain an inhouse and external platform many of who are migrating some of all of their platforms to a Managed Service Provider. Over deployment or dual deployment is common during this phase if not properly monitored and managed, often requiring approval from your software vendor to co-exist duplicate platforms during the migration phase. Accurate reporting during this phase is also critical. As specialists in this field we know exactly what needs to be done.

We stay on top of the rules and requirements for every software vendor so you don’t have to.  Our Customer base includes:

  • Global vehicle manufacturers
  • Finance and Insurance organisations
  • State Government Departments
  • Health Entities
  • A National Utilities Wholesaler
  • Global Systems Integrators

Our practitioners are certified IAITAM (International Association for IT Asset Managers) which is an annual certification. We also have certifications and hands on experience in BigFix Inventory, ILMT (IBM Licence Metric Tool), Modern Client Manager, Flexera,Snow and the integration of ServiceNow and BigFix.   

We take the confidentiality of your data seriously, with the signing of an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) between Targetbase and every customer prior to work commencing.

Software Vendors regularly update the rules, terms and conditions and tools required to stay compliant with the use of their software. Our practitioners have experience in identifying these exposures and helping you manage them proactively. 

Our Process

Step 1 – We work with your IT Teams to ensure that your SAM environment is deployed based on the specific rules of the software vendor/s.

Step 2 – We establish your current licence position through past and current software contracts.

Step 3 – We commence discovery of your software licences online using vendor endorsed tools to provide a set of reports which highlight the usage and compliance of your software products. All exposures are highlighted and steps taken to address the issues. Our work encompasses migration or decommissioning of resources so an accurate view is available.

Step 4 – We continue to do the work outlined in Step 3 on a monthly basis and ensure regular follow up where issues identified need resolution.

Step 5 – Our work allows you to proactively manage your software licence usage as you can be confident when negotiating your renewal or in the event of a software review.

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