"IT innovations is absolutely necessary if you want to respond to new market opportunities. Nevertheless, I often hear that organizations find IT expensive and confusing."
From Insight to Cost Savings
Sven continues: "During each year you refresh your software landscape, but the corresponding contract and license management is often difficult. For example, do you know "what licenses" you bought "when"? How long does the contract actually run? And to what extent are you compliant? Only once you know what your organization is entitled to (known as license entitlements), can you start optimizing. For example, understanding what software is necessary for which employees in the organization. There might be interesting alternatives, options to consolidate, re-harvest and even retire some software. If you ensure that end users have software that they need to work efficiently, you make their workplace more attractive and often more economical."
Flexibility, Continuity and Time Savings
PyraCloud therefore provides a good foundation for IT. "But PyraCloud offers much more!” says Sven. “For example, you'll see at a glance all upcoming renewals, including expected costs. This will prevent surprises and gives you ample time to consider whether you want to continue the contract in the same form, and/or whether you want to rationalize your portfolio. Moreover, it is better for continuity than if one person is responsible for contract and license management. I often see people keeping all historical contract data, license keys, and other business-critical information in a personal Excel document. Very risky, because if that person suddenly falls ill or leaves the organization, the file is no longer accessible. In cases like this the risks of compliance and budget are incalculable."
Digital Supply Chain
SoftwareONE provides support at every stage of the procurement process – from negotiating with publishers; to recommending alternative products; to compiling real-time reports. All software purchased through SoftwareONE is automatically added or updated in the database. And with over 27 million product versions from 10,000 software manufacturers (such as Microsoft, IBM, VMWare, AWS, etc.), PyraCloud is actually the ultimate software library, where anyone with the relevant user permissions can order and manage all software. Do you need more reporting and tax calculation for your role or department? "That too is integrated into the platform. With the possibility for automated notifications by mail or sms." adds Sven.