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Cost optimisation

Make your IT budget go further

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Cost optimisation

In SoftwareOne’s 2023 CIO Pulse Survey, 83% of CIOs stated that they have to achieve more with less despite a general rise in IT budgets. The only way to achieve this is through cost optimisation, which can be defined as identifying and reducing wasteful spending, underutilisation and low return on IT budgets.

Unlike cost reduction, cost optimisation involves the continual strategic alignment and streamlining of business processes through the integration of digital technologies. This leads to reduced operational expenses, waste elimination, and maximised return on investment, without compromising product or service quality.

Do more with less

SoftwareOne pioneered the concept “self-funded innovation” where customers can optimise their current landscape and divert those savings towards projects that drive the business forward. We offer an array of services to achieve cost optimisation and make your IT budget go further. Here’s how we do it:

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Discover our Application Portfolio Management Services

SoftwareOne helps you identify the self-funding potential of your future application portfolio strategy using high-level industry benchmarks as well as our own market insights. We give you complete visibility into licensing and maintenance fees, hosting charges and support costs across your entire landscape, eliminate costs associated with unused, outdated and redundant applications that waste budget, and identify the true total cost of ownership for applications to help you make smarter investment decisions.

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Discover our IT Asset Management Strategy Services

We help you manage all your IT assets better by ensuring that licenses and hardware assets are right-sized, efficiently utilised, and proactively managed. We eliminate shelfware, consolidate applications, reassign licenses and retire hardware. Get our advice on preventing true-up miscalculation and audit costs. Establish processes to prevent over-purchasing and consolidate contracts to achieve pricing leverage. And use our dashboards for continuous, data-driven optimisation decisions.

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Discover our Sourcing and Demand Management Services

SoftwareOne optimises costs by helping you consolidate vendors and contracts to aggregate spend for better negotiated discounts and pricing, and we help prevent sub-optimal licensing with guidance on how to improve deal terms. Once purchased, we help you prevent spending outside agreements with compliance monitoring and create tailored workflows for efficient software procurement through preferred channels and partners. You can identify savings opportunities through real-time dashboards and reduce procurement waste with proactive management.

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Discover our Publisher Advisory Services

Software vendors like Microsoft, AWS, Google, Oracle, SAP and IBM can command the bulk of your IT budget. We help you get a better return on your investment by assessing actual usage reports to reduce your software, maintenance and cloud costs. We help you resolve issues and optimise the value of existing and future investments, and define negotiation strategies to secure the best possible deal for you.

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Discover our FinOps Services

FinOps is a framework and cultural practice that optimises the value of cloud. As a FinOps leader, SoftwareOne helps you get visibility of and accountability for cloud costs to enable your engineers to take action on cost optimisation. You’ll receive cost actionable recommendations for “right-sizing” and “right-costing” cloud environments, and we help you establish and improve processes to continuously review, track and manage optimisation tasks with responsible stakeholders. Embed FinOps into engineering processes to build in cost efficiency upfront during development, and gain cost efficiency at scale through automation and policy enforcement.

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Discover our SAP Services

Organisations know they need to modernise their SAP systems, but SoftwareOne helps you choose the best route for your organisation by holistically comparing RISE and native cloud options using our TCO framework. We give you unbiased, expert recommendations to optimise your RISE contract and licensing positions, refine the bill of materials and ensure appropriate sizing of entitlements. We also establish your rights to perpetual licenses and negotiate favourable terms for RISE or S/4HANA in native cloud agreements, renewals, and exit strategies.

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Discover our Modern Application Services

Legacy applications drain time and money. SoftwareOne helps you remove technical debt associated with dated, monolithic technologies and optimises costs by modernising, buying or building new applications. Outsource your app development or modernisation to convert fixed IT costs into variable costs, accessing top talent without the expense of full-time salaries.

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Cost optimisation in action

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Let us optimise your costs

Talk to our team today about how to make your IT budget go further.

Let us optimise your costs

Talk to our team today about how to make your IT budget go further.