IT departments have been managing software assets for years, typically in a group aligned with enterprise and business applications from vendors such as Microsoft, Oracle and others.  As network, security and telecommunications infrastructure moves to a software-defined cloud and hybrid-cloud architecture, software lifecycle and asset management becomes more important for these teams as well. 

Network Licensing Strategies delivers services that help Network, Security and Telecommunications IT departments maximize ROI as they manage through this change.

We offer a range of services across the Software lifecycle – services that address the Levers of ROI.

Pre-Purchase Advisory Services

Structure the Purchase

  • Define the who, what, where and how much for all participating entities
  • Select the optimal buying model – Perpetual, Subscription, or ELA

Establish the Entitlement Baseline

  • Assess product and service/support owned prior to term start
  • Identify the License consumption baseline 

Pricing

  • Compare Buying model cost and ROI

 

Post-Purchase Operations Services

Efficient Licensing Operations

  • Document and start up Business process including access rights and role administration
  • Identify the pooled vs node locked licensing savings opportunity

Entitlement Consumption Management

  • Track entity usage and facilitate cross-charge
  • Forecast consumption to avoid true-up; establish escalation and approval process                              

Term Management

  • Manage support and upgrade contracts
  • Co-term additional purchases

 

Additional Services Available                    

  • Quarterly Business Review support                                   
  • Compliance and True Up support                               
  • Term-end support                                    

 Contact us today to see how we can help you maximize the value of your network investment.                

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