SoftwareONE Microsoft Advisory Services and Professional Services provided analysis to optimize and consolidate licenses and offer a clear understanding of the overall software portfolio. The program identified gaps, plotted demand, tracked service agreements, and ensured consistent compliance.
Now, PyraCloud provides the essential resource for a clear view of all software assets in support of more than 3,000 users. Controls have been established to prevent overestimating user requirements and to uncover unused assets. A pool has been created to accommodate seasonal workers and to make asset assignments on-demand. Expenses have been reduced, and new licenses are purchased only as needed.
PyraCloud also tracks Azure usage, managing month-to-month, projecting changes, and controlling costs. PyraCloud has also become the single data source to control Sharepoint, CRM, and SQL Server. The audit for SQL Server alone reduced the organization’s license count by roughly 50% and saved an estimated $300,000 annually.
Also, the implementation of SAMSimple, and ongoing Support Services, are expected to deliver 30% annual savings. Overall, simplified license management provides capabilities that offer accurate deployment data, contract tracking, and reduced business risk.