Softline AG // Company // References

Implementation of a full license management solution

Our customer was facing the challenge of selecting an IT Asset and license Management tool that would optimize both internal workflows and the organization of IT systems and provide support across all business units. Our specialized SAM consultants provided the automotive supplier with advice and support in picking the right tool and collaborated with them to develop a reporting system that maps business optimization potential and thus ensures its license compliance towards software vendors.

The challenge

  • 3,500 employees at 12 offices in Europe, America and Asia
  • 6,000 IT seats
  • Lack of transparency about software deployed across the company and the actual license inventory
  • Desire for optimized and effective license management

Our solution

  • Consulting for the identification of a suitable SAM tool
  • Conduction of a PoC
  • Implementation and delivery of the SAM tool (Flexera FlexNet Manager Suite)
  • Mapping of economical optimizations
  • Automated generation of license reports and compliance evaluations
  • Continuous audit readiness towards software vendors

The highlights

  • Mapping of complex virtualisation structures
  • Display of multidimensional company structures
  • License pooling: reuse of unused licenses for optimal inventory utilisation
  • Creation of personalized import automations for existing inventory systems
  • Standardization of all past Microsoft license purchases in company-wide conventions
  • Mapping of hardware asset management within and supported by the SAM solution