Publisher Advisory Services

The simple path to smarter licensing decisions

Publisher Advisory Services

Software licensing is a complex and constantly evolving process. Finding the right tools for your needs while ensuring compliancy, optimising spend and negotiating contracts that can take months, sometimes a year or more. Too many organisations risk using poorly negotiated contracts to save time. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and SAP agreements, which typically account for 80% of spending, require extensive preparation and challenging negotiations that, if unsuccessful, create significant financial risk.

SoftwareOne Publisher Advisory Services support your decision-making with insights developed from 30 years of commercial experience dealing with the world’s leading software publishers and cloud providers. Our experts help keep you compliant, optimised and prepare you to negotiate a favourable contract that achieves your business goals.

Data and human-driven insights you can trust

SoftwareOne specialists are available to help with vendor and product selection and workload placement, as well as to negotiate favourable commercial terms and prepare your IT estate for regular vendor audits. Our results speak for themselves. We saved customers $1.95 billion in software expenses in 2021.

Our Publisher Advisory Services include compliance reviews, software audit preparedness, contract renewal support, and software asset management (SAM) tool services that deliver valuable insights into spending. They are available on a project basis or as ongoing managed services. We deliver reliable, actionable, vendor-neutral advice about what works best for your organisation's current and future needs.

  • Software Audit

    Secure a highly informed, cost-effective defence when a vendor investigates.

  • Software Lifecycle Management

    Manage, optimise and create business advantage across the entire lifecycle of your software assets.

  • Contract Renewal Support

    Negotiate from a position of strength based on our technical and commercial knowledge.

  • Compliance Review

    Identify risks and opportunities that can save or avoid costs.

Software advisory insights based on comprehensive global data

We specialise in pricing guidance and negotiation support for your business-critical software to help you optimise your software estate today and in the future. With knowledge and pricing data covering more than 7,500 publishers, we help find the solution that fits your needs and budget. Then, we help keep licensing in compliance to reduce financial risk during an audit.

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Explore the results of our software procurement advice

  • How SoftwareOne helped a global oil & gas company save costs during its Oracle ULA Renewal

    A global oil and gas company was facing the expiration of its 5-year Oracle ULA. The company engaged SoftwareOne to help with the renewal process. With SoftwareOne’s expertise, the new agreement resulted in $3.2M in cost savings.

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  • Spice up your SAP investment to realize huge saving potentials

    A full assessment of its SAP licensing and usage enabled this global food and beverage company to gain clear insights on potential multi-million dollar savings with optimal leverage of SAP licenses.

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Gartner recognizes SoftwareOne

For the third year in a row, we were named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant on Software Asset Management (SAM) Managed Services in recognition of our best-in-class managed services and leading global scale with a unique local presence.

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