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Software Asset Management Program

by Method 180

When you want to Fully understand your software installs and deployments, and have total confidence in your software license position, then Method 180’s “Software Asset Management Program” (SAM) is for you.

   What is Sam Compass exactly?

  • It’s a totally unique and proven process that taps into your existing data and allows you to easily visualize deployment data.
  • Sam Compass solidifies your software license position and identify opportunities for optimization and cost reduction of licensing.

  How does Sam Compass work?

  • By engaging in complex data-mining we can leverage your data to develop a sound software license position.  We can then make refinements & recommendation for current and future licensing needs.

  What does Sam Compass do?

  • It provides easy access to deployment data so you can determine the proper licensing position.
  • It equips clients with the necessary data to be fully prepared for software audit or renewal.
  • It identifies opportunities for your company to optimize licensing agreements and deployments.

  What will Sam Compass help me learn?

  • You will learn to remove the confusion and often overwhelming challenges related to software asset management.

Are you ready to have a conversation about Method 180’s Sam Compass?

Request a no-obligation phone consult with a SAMP expert

Software Audit Keeping you up at night?

Whether you are currently undergoing a software audit or anticipating one in the near future, you don’t have to lose any sleep. At Method 180, we’ve got your back. We’ve been involved directly in 100’s of audits and we have the expertise to deal with anything your auditor can throw at you.

  Here’s how we’ve got your back:

  • Auditors are going to take the most conservative and often “worst-case-scenario” interpretations of the date because they’re looking for opportunity when often none exists.  They’re hired to generate revenue and your company may not know to deal with that.  We do!
  • We can likely explain away grey areas that most auditors prey upon  because we know how to validate deployments based on rules and rights.
  • At their very essence, software audits are a negotiation.  So in the event of a compliance gap, we’ll know how to negotiate the least amount of expenditure possible and quite frankly, we never lose.  Ever!
  • We’ll help you optimize and remove compliance gaps. License optimization based on how software is deployed reduces the number of licenses required and saves you money.
  • We can literally mimic the vendor process and develop a defense strategy because we’ll give you the typical auditors playbook in advance.  Imagine how easy it is to win the game when you already know your opposing team’s playbook.
  • We even Identify software you aren’t using but are paying for.  That’s like unearthing diamonds in your own back yard that you didn’t know were there. We’ll  find licenses that can be redeployed without rebuying, Obsolete or underutilized deployments can also be removed or consolidated to reduce hardware and recurring maintenance costs.

  Okay, that all sounds great, how do we get started?

Request a free no-obligation software audit consult

Software Audit Keeping you up at night?

Whether you are currently undergoing a software audit or anticipating one in the near future, you don’t have to lose any sleep. At Method 180, we’ve got your back. We’ve been involved directly in 100’s of audits and we have the expertise to deal with anything your auditor can throw at you.

  Here’s how we’ve got your back:

  • Auditors are going to take the most conservative and often “worst-case-scenario” interpretations of the date because they’re looking for opportunity when often none exists.  They’re hired to generate revenue and your company may not know to deal with that.  We do!
  • We can likely explain away grey areas that most auditors prey upon  because we know how to validate deployments based on rules and rights.
  • At their very essence, software audits are a negotiation.  So in the event of a compliance gap, we’ll know how to negotiate the least amount of expenditure possible and quite frankly, we never lose.  Ever!
  • We’ll help you optimize and remove compliance gaps. License optimization based on how software is deployed reduces the number of licenses required and saves you money.
  • We can literally mimic the vendor process and develop a defense strategy because we’ll give you the typical auditors playbook in advance.  Imagine how easy it is to win the game when you already know your opposing team’s playbook.
  • We even Identify software you aren’t using but are paying for.  That’s like unearthing diamonds in your own back yard that you didn’t know were there. We’ll  find licenses that can be redeployed without rebuying, Obsolete or underutilized deployments can also be removed or consolidated to reduce hardware and recurring maintenance costs.

  Okay, that all sounds great, how do we get started?

Request a free no-obligation software audit consult

Method 180 assisted our rapidly growing Global Engineering firm to restructure our Microsoft Contract. They were able to reduce an unbudgeted 2.5-million-dollar gap on SQL server to just under 500 thousand dollars and helped negotiate a new agreement that reduced yearly payments by 25%.
Our Global Pharmaceutical Organization received Enterprise Agreement renewal proposals from Microsoft that were approaching the 90 Million Dollar mark. Method 180 was instrumental in the optimization of how we licensed our deployments and completely restructuring the process by which the company procures Microsoft Licensing. With Method 180’s help, we were able to sign a new agreement that saved us $45 million dollars.
As the CIO for multi-regional healthcare organization in the United States we were experiencing constantly increasing cost pressure from software vendors. Method 180 instructed us on the best way to consolidate licensing between different regions and identified and repurpose underutilized server licenses in our environment. Instead of a 4 million dollar server license purchase, we were able to get it done for 1.5 million dollars.
We were in the middle of a Software audit that had been ongoing for almost a year before we enlisted the help of Method 180. The software auditors would not negotiate what they felt was a clear 2.4-million-dollar compliance gap within our complex manufacturing environment. Method 180 was not only able to help us provide explanation to the auditors but were successful in reducing the audit findings to ZERO in less than 2 weeks.

Simplify Your Next Software License Negotiation

At Method 180, we specialize in helping our clients decrease costs when negotiating Microsoft EA Agreements, SAM Assessment or Microsoft Audits. Most companies find software licensing to be complicated and confusing. We translate the various licensing programs and their Product Use Rights into simplified terms that align to your business requirements and save you money.

  Here’s how we can help with your next software licensing:

  • We are licensing experts for various different vendors including; Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Oracle, Adobe, Symantec, Open Text and other.  We’ll help you learn the inner workings of your software vendor such as; how your sales team operates and how licensing programs are designed to sell you more.
  • Knowing what you don’t need is often more important than what you do need. Therefore we’re really good at creating multiple licensing scenarios that are customized to the way you use software. From there we can develop user specific “use cases” or “user profiles.”  We then can un-bundle software bundles so you don’t purchase unneeded software and ultimately save some money.
  • We simplify complex licensing scenarios and translate “vendor speak” into relevant business terms.   This helps significantly to identify what your sales team won’t tell you and often doesn’t want to tell you.
  • We review the legal terms of your software contract so that you can understand exactly what you are committed to.  This also helps to ensure your compliance based on the terms of your software contract.
  • One common area of negotiation is “paying for only the software you need” instead of buying a bundle of software you don’t. For example Microsoft 365 comes with Exchange, SharePoint, Skype, Office and a variety of other products, but an entire department of your company may only use Exchange.  We’ll be able to help you develop strategy to decrease costs based on this scenario.

  Are you currently negotiating a software license for your company?  Will you be in the future?

Let’s Have a Conversation

The “180 Webinar” Series

The first Wednesday of the month at 1pm EST we present the “180 Webinar” a lively, informative and interactive presentation on a broad range of topics surrounding software licensing.

  Read these points for more detailed information:

  • Our presentations are led by experienced software licensing experts and include real life examples.  Engage in the chat discussion or ask your questions directly.
  • Learn valuable tips that you can apply to your own software licensing negotiations.
  • Access to live SAM subject matter experts.
  • Become more proactive in how you approach Software Asset Management.

Sound like fun?  Register today and we’ll send you your login information for each upcoming presentation.  In other words, you don’t have to remember when it is, we’ll let you know.

  Register Today – Its Free!

Register Now

The “180 Webinar” Series

Every first Wednesday of the month at 1pm EST we present the “180 Webinar” a lively, informative and interactive presentation on a broad range of topics surrounding software licensing.

  Read these points for more detailed information:

  • Our presentations are led by experienced software licensing experts and include real life examples.  Engage in the chat discussion or ask your questions directly.
  • Learn valuable tips that you can apply to your own software licensing negotiations.
  • Access to live SAM subject matter experts.
  • Become more proactive in how you approach Software Asset Management.

Sound like fun?  Register today and we’ll send you your login information for each upcoming presentation.  In other words, you don’t have to remember when it is, we’ll let you know.

  Register Today – Its Free!

Register Now

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