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Software Asset Management customer evidence

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Oil & Gas
"The big advantage for KH is that we have two partners who are working together, and don't see each other as competitors. They work together to solve our problems."
Ronald van der Goes, System Engineer, KH Engineering, Netherlands

Information Technology & Services
"Trusting in Microsoft and allowing them to help us has been pretty significant for us. Unless you have very deep Microsoft SPLA or licensing expertise in house, it's better to really defer this out to a third party."
Peter Schmied, Vice President, Operations, Concerto Cloud Services, United States

Banking & Capital Markets
"With the successful implementation of the SAM project, both we and our customers have benefited from the most up-to-date license compliance and increased IT security, as well as financial advantages."
Carsten Pfläging, Member of the Board of Managing Directors, Fiducia & GAD IT AG, Germany

Health
"Based on the SAM cybersecurity engagement, we decided to adopt Microsoft 365 cloud technologies to manage all our mobile devices, with the data protection and identity management features we need for GDPR compliance."
Ton Kuiper, IT Specialist, Carinova, Netherlands

Telecommunications
"When you move to Azure, it can’t be anything but a benefit for us."
Philip Scanlon, Commercial Director, Elitetele.com, UK

Retail & Consumer Goods
"Our company is growing, and it requires more reliability, scalability and security. It is important for us to meet business goals and avoid unwanted costs. We asked Softline to find the optimal solution and Softline conducted a SAM project, which resulted in deployment of Microsoft solutions that now saves up to $100,000 per year in the workstations, software and servers. SAM has proved to be an extremely effective optimization tool, and now we will carry out such projects on a regular basis."
Herman Epstein, Vice President IT, Baltika and Carlsberg Group, Russia

Power & Utilities
"The SAM engagement provided us with a complete inventory focusing on strategic cloud-based solutions that can help us move forward."
William Schmidt, VP of Information Services, Alectra, Canada

Education
"This engagement with Civica and Microsoft has been positive, enlightening, and hugely beneficial. The rewards of the next three to five years will be massive we feel. I am much more confident that the projected savings that we are going to make of the lifetime of this project could be up to 3.5 million Pounds, about 40% of our expenditure will actually be realized."
Toby Beehan, Governance & Compliance Manager, University of Roehampton, UK

Professional Services
"Flexible licenses allow us to start small and set the pace ourselves. The same goes for growth with Office 365. All we need to do when the company grows is rent more licenses."
Daniel Oestmann, Head of Corporate Information Technology, KAEFER, Germany

Discrete Manufacturing
"The results from Software Asset Management for Cybersecurity assessment clearly lay out the next steps and identify vulnerabilities to prevent future cybersecurity threats."
Santi Siritaweechai, Vice President IT, Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation, Ltd., Thailand

Retail & Consumer Goods
"Thanks to cloud ready SAM, we are now properly licensed and in the end we saved money. Besides cost optimization, security was the big prize as a decisive factor for migrating to the cloud. Thanks to cloud ready SAM, we knew what we were doing right and what we were doing wrong."
Jerome Baur, IT Procurement, MPREIS Warenvertriebs GmbH, Austria

Telecommunications
"IT has to deliver things in a faster and more agile way, and Cloud technology is an enabler there. So it helps us to do our job much better and to keep the users satisfied.

That is a very important relationship that I think is essential in today's world to have a license partner that helps you optimize contracts between Microsoft and the customers."
Thomas Schneider, VP, Global IT Service Delivery, SES, Luxembourg

Banking & Capital Markets
"Our infrastructure and IT systems are continuously developing to provide the best service to our customers. The collaboration with Microsoft and ITERBI in the SAM area is extremely beneficial to Ingosstrakh, since they provide best services with the highest global standard. A good return on investment can only be provided by the advanced SAM practice through the effective management of resources and business assets."
Mikhail Svistnov, Head of IT System Maintenance, Ingosstrakh, Russia

Health
"All in all, it was a very, very positive experience for us as an organization, it has really helped us to enable our strategy and to move forward from where we were. One of the specific examples is we’ve been able to now use Power BI to generate almost real-time data, and to put that data at the fingertips of our decision makers on a day-to-day basis, that’s something we would not have been able to do if we haven’t been through the process with Microsoft SAM team."
Barry Nee, CIO, Care UK, UK

Agriculture
"Due to the SAM consulting services, we achieved an important database consolidation and licensing optimization, going from approximately 20 database servers to 6, which represents a significant cost reduction."
Harold Espinoza, Director, Elite Flower, Colombia

Banking & Capital Markets
"Microsoft and Dell are strategic business partners of Banco Modal."
Giovanni Toscano, IT Manager, Banco Modal, Brazil

Discrete Manufacturing
“Azure has been fundamental in the company’s technological growth. Switching to Azure enabled us to transform investment from CAPEX to OPEX, and gained better scalabilty, safety and performance.”
Jimmy Yoshii, IT Manager, Resource IT Solutions, Brazil

Logistics
“The (SAM) process has saved about USD$300,000 for our company. We can conclude that the migration of all our messaging service for the cloud was an excellent choice.”
Marco Andriola, IT Manager, Brado Logistica, Brazil

Discrete Manufacturing
“Microsoft SAM brought Atento 8% reduction of overall costs with unused software. "SAM was an important step for global projects being designed right now.”
Luis Miguel Brito, Senior Manager of Operation, Atento, Brazil

Professional Services
“I find SPLA appealing because it is very flexible: the entire Microsoft software stack is available through SPLA, without having to use a product for years if it does not meet expectations, just because it costs money.”
Zoltan Alt, General Manager, Global Systems Informatika Kft., Hungary

Professional Services
“In the ten years of the SPLA contract, the highadded-value (SAM) review is probably the best initiative that Microsoft has ever offered us. We are now calmer, more efficient and more competitive.”
Valéry Baudoin, CEO, Net Streams, France

Discrete Manufacturing
"As a result of participating in a Microsoft SAM program, BIC Brazil noted a "20% reduction in the time spent by IT staff to review its inventory of software assets."
BIC Brazil, Brazil

Hospitality & Travel
“The SAM Assist engagement eliminated the guesswork about what we were licensed for and what we should be licensed for. It helped us access and fully comprehend the information that was … available.”
Ira Greenfield, Vice President of Technology, Extended Stay Hotels, United States

Health
"Microsoft SAM enabled us to review our inventory of Microsoft software, and we discovered that on many devices, several instances of the same software were installed."
Phyathai & Paolo Hospital Group, Thailand

Retail & Consumer Goods
“We designed a SQL server consolidation project using SAM, and saved over $400,000 USD on SQL Server alone.”
Sidnei Correia Sellet, CIO, Grupo SOMA, Brazil

Process Manufacturing & Resources
“We were using many licenses we didn’t need. We had around ten database servers. We consolidated down to three servers and have centralized all our databases on those.”
Vinicius Machado, System Coordinator for Latin America, Suez, Brazil

Discrete Manufacturing
"Participating in the Microsoft SAM program enabled the Russian office of the global technology company ABBYY to "gain a comprehensive view of Microsoft deployments and licenses within our organization and maximize our use."
ABBYY, Russia

Professional Services
"Thanks to Crayon's educational approach, we are setting off on sound footing, with a better understanding of Microsoft's licensing policy, which we will exploit to optimize management of our software assets."
Eric Ducasse, CIO, ANEO, France

Telecommunications
“SAM helped us become more agile and flexible as we prepare for the next generation of technology.”
Mustafa Kucukaytekin, IT Director, ALBtelecom, Albania

Professional Services
"With the findings from the SAM project, we were able to significantly improve software procurement and distribution."
Markus Wassmer, Manager Communication & eWorkplace, IT Services of the City of Winterthur (IDW), Switzerland

Health
“I was pretty excited to be able to go to my bosses with the True-Up results and show that we reduced IT spending from last year and we were right on track.”
Marc Conklin, IT Director, Virginia Women’s Center, United States

Professional Services
“By undergoing a SAM Baseline inventory, we were able to understand where we were with licensing, and we were able to obtain the necessary information with minimal work on our end.”
Scott Fares, Director of IT, WATG, United States

Telecommunications
“Virtualization is still a relatively new concept to us, so it was nice to have assistance in understanding how licensing in the virtual environment works.”
Kourt Jensen, Network Supervisor, Mid America Computer Corporation, United States

Professional Services
“I anticipated it would take a couple of months for the inventory tool to finish scanning the network, but it was done in about one-third of the time.”
Joseph Bennett, Director of IT, COLSA Corporation, United States

Health
“With the [Software Asset Management] Assist, I feel confident that we went into the True-Up license reconciliation process with accurate information.”
IT Manager, Healthcare Management Systems, United States

Professional Services
“With the SAM Assist and ITAM-as-a-Service, our SAM program has moved well beyond a one-time event to a new proactive IT asset strategy.”
Nancy Goldman, Software & Hardware Asset Manager, Univision Communications, United States

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Germany - Fiducia & GAD IT AG

More Security and Control Over Software Inventory Thanks to Software Asset Management.

LINK | 2018

Netherlands - Carinova

Health provider boosts security, prepares for GDPR with Software Asset Management advisory service.

LINK | 2018

Austria - MPREIS Warenvertriebs GmbH

Ready for the Cloud with SAM: Austria's local supplier MPREIS goes Digital.

PDF | 2017

Thailand - Mitr Phol Sugar Corporation, Ltd.

Suger Giant Mitr Phol Group Optimizes SAM to Help Mitigate Cybersecurity Risks.

LINK | 2017

Hungary - Global Systems Informatika Kft.

The Software Asset Management (SAM) assessment commissioned by Microsoft has improved the visibility and efficiency of operations at Global Systems Informatika Kft.

LINK | 2016

France - Net Streams

Net Streams, a Microsoft SPLA partner, has launched diagnostics on the compliance of its software base with the assistance of Crayon France to improve its asset management and to optimize the solutions offered to its customers

PDF | 2016

Albania - ALBtelecom

Consolidated Software Assets Drive Improved Insight and Lower Operational Costs

PDF | 2015

Switzerland - IT Services of the City of Winterthur (IDW)

Start Point SAM: How software procurement is moved to a portal

PDF | 2015

US - Virginia Women's Health Center

Health provider streamlines inventory process, maintains strategic IT budget with SAM Baseline

PDF | 2013

US - WATG

Design firm saves time, gain compliance confidence with SAM Baseline inventory

PDF | 2013

US - Auxilium

Pharmaceutical firm streamlines renewal and adjusts virtualization licensing practices

PDF | 2012

US - MACC

Billing solution firm gains expertise on virtualization licensing, prepares for True-Up

PDF | 2012

US - COLSA

Engineering service provider saves weeks of time with automated software inventory

PDF | 2011

US - Extended Stay America

Hotel group gains clear view of software assets ahead of first license reconciliation

PDF | 2011

US - HMS (Healthcare Management Systems)

Solution provider prepares for first license reconciliation, maintains IT productivity

PDF | 2011

US - Univision

Media firm makes better use of resources, improves budgeting with asset management

PDF | 2011

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COMPAREX Netherlands & QS Solutions Partner on Successful SAM Security Assessment for KH Engineering

COMPAREX Netherlands & QS Solutions Partner on Successful SAM Security Assessment for KH Engineering

Learn how KH Engineering, an oil and gas company from The Netherlands, worked with Microsoft SAM Partner, COMPAREX Netherlands, and Solution Partner, QS Solutions, to address the need for a full security assessment, both on-premise and cloud, in a win-win partnership for all.

Videos | July, 2018

Concerto Cloud Turns to DXC Technology & SAM Partner Altaris Cloud for Optimization

Concerto Cloud Turns to DXC Technology & SAM Partner Altaris Cloud for Optimization

When Concerto Cloud wanted to get a better understanding of their licensing inventory they asked DXC Technology to help bring together alliance partners Octopus Cloud and Altaris Cloud to help with the SPLA licensing, reporting and an analysis of their entire environment to ensure they were fully compliant and optimized.

This case study shows bringing in experts for SAM engagements often reaps rewards from their partner alliances who assist with full cloud and hosting environment optimizations, as well as creating ongoing relationships that incorporate knowledge and insight into standard operating procedures that are critical to running a business.

Videos | July, 2018

More Security and Control Over Software Inventory Thanks to Software Asset Management

More Security and Control Over Software Inventory Thanks to Software Asset Management

The fact that a software asset management (SAM) solution can provide much more than just an overview of software inventory has been proven by a project managed by Fiducia & GAD IT AG, the IT service provider for Volksbank Raiffeisenbank. Together with Microsoft and Axians IT Solutions, the company recorded not only all the licenses needed by the 450,000 users of its more than 1,200 customers. It also increased IT security for customers, improved their ability to provide information to regulatory authorities and offered financial advantages.

Videos | June, 2018

SPLA partner Elitetele.com moved to Azure with Microsoft SAM for Hosting engagement

SPLA partner Elitetele.com moved to Azure with Microsoft SAM for Hosting engagement

Microsoft SPLA partner Elitetele.com was leading with Cloud-first strategy and moved to Azure after taking Microsoft SAM for Hosting engagement. SAM for Hosting engagement provides insights into actual usage and consumption, opportunities for licence optimisation, identifies cost saving areas, and reduces risks of future non-compliance.

Videos | December, 2017

Alectra moves towards the Cloud with the help of Microsoft SAM

University of Roehampton benefits from Azure migration through Microsoft SAM

University of Roehampton benefits from latest technology and reinvests money in new functionalities through Microsoft SAM engagement with Civica. The SAM engagement helped University of Roehampton avoid risk of overspending in technology, and not having awareness of all the technologies that were operating on their estate, which may expose them to cybersecurity risks. Watch the video to learn more.

Videos | July, 2017

Alectra moves towards the Cloud with the help of Microsoft SAM

Alectra moves towards the Cloud with the help of Microsoft SAM

Born out of a merger of four companies, Alectra takes pride in bringing smart and sustainable electricity choices to its customers. Alectra’s leaders engaged with Microsoft’s Software Asset Management Program (SAM) to assist with the technical aspects of the merger. SAM keeps track of software licensing and has enabled Alectra to make smarter decisions: eliminating software redundancies and moving from a per-device to a per-user licensing model. With a clear picture from SAM, Alectra is moving forward, confidently.

Videos | June, 2017

Baltika Breweries of Carlsberg Group unlocks the power of Microsoft Technologies through Software Asset Management

Baltika Breweries of Carlsberg Group unlocks the power of Microsoft Technologies through Software Asset Management

Baltika Breweries, part of the international Carlsberg Group, found the SAM engagement with Microsoft and Softline to be beneficial on multiple levels. It worked for them because it wasn’t just about fixing some short-to-medium term bandwidth issues. Instead they rose to the challenge and put the discipline of IT front and center within their business. They built a roadmap that helped increase efficiencies and opportunities that will positively impact the relationship with their parent company, employees, and end-customers alike.

Videos | June, 2017

Alectra moves towards the Cloud with the help of Microsoft SAM

KAEFER optimized operations and saved IT costs through Software Asset Management

KAEFER, a global insulation technology provider, worked with Microsoft partner to optimize their licensing management strategy and moved to the Cloud after Software Asset Management (SAM) consultation. KAEFER saved money through optimizing license agreements, consolidating 40 of the company's subsidiaries. Moreover, they migrated to Azure because of the effective integration with their IT infrastructure, and gained flexibility from adopting Office 365. Watch the video to learn how SAM done right is a strategic advantage!

Videos | July, 2017

SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT uses Microsoft WorkSpace to optimize its SAM engagements with SES

SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT uses Microsoft WorkSpace to optimize its SAM engagements with SES

SES, a telecommunications company based in Luxembourg, required a modern and flexible work environment, supporting their mobile requirements and keeping their compliance and security on a high level. Watch the video to learn how Microsoft partner SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT uses Microsoft WorkSpace to optimize its SAM engagements, and use the deep insight into software requirements to bring SES on a digital transformation journey.

Videos | May, 2017

Elite Flower empowered employees through Microsoft Software Asset Management

Elite Flower empowered employees through Microsoft Software Asset Management

Elite Flower, a flower production company based in Colombia, faced some challenges due to business growth. Through the SAM consulting service with Dell and Microsoft, Elite Flower has optimized their IT infrastructure, consolidated 20 database servers to 6, which resulted in USD$ 800,000 cost reduction in licensing. Moreover, through Office 365 implementation, Elite Flower has empowered their employees to become more productive. Watch the video to learn how Elite Flower benefited from SAM.

Videos | June, 2017

Russian insurance leader Ingosstrakh obtained great return on investment with Microsoft SQL Workloads Software Asset Management engagement

Russian insurance leader Ingosstrakh obtained great return on investment with Microsoft SQL Workloads Software Asset Management engagement

Ingosstrakh, one of the leaders in the Russian insurance market, has been working with Microsoft and Partner ITERBI on Software Asset Management (SAM) for three years. Through Microsoft SQL Workloads SAM engagement, Ingosstrakh was able to thoroughly assess the risks related to security and performance, and reduce backup costs. Watch the video to learn how Ingosstrakh obtains great return on investment from SAM.

Videos | April, 2017

Care UK embarks on digital transformation with Microsoft Software Asset Management

Care UK embarks on digital transformation with Microsoft Software Asset Management

By working closely with Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) team, Care UK has been able to use Power BI to generate almost real-time data, and to put that data at the fingertips of decision makers on a day-to-day basis. Watch the video to see how Microsoft SAM helped British health and social care services provider, Care UK, enable their business strategy and move forward in their digital transformation!

Videos | April, 2017

Microsoft help Suez reduce costs

Atento increases productivity through cloud migration with SAM

Active in the international market, Atento overcame the challenge to maintain efficient operation, with reduced costs and autonomy to business generation, while still maintaining high safety standards demanded by end customers. In order to gain a "time to market" advantage, Atento found Software Asset Management (SAM) the way to get a better global governance.

Videos | March, 2017

Microsoft help Suez reduce costs

Brado Logística optimizes Software Asset Management with the partner Solo Network

Brado Logística, company specialized in the container shipping business in Brazil, found SAM (Software Asset Management) from Microsoft the support they needed to improve infrastructure in database, virtualization, development, and migration to the cloud. Moreover, SAM provided cost management, risk management and gave the company more confidence in future investments.

Videos | December, 2016

Microsoft helps Brazil Grupo SOMA optimize their infrastructure

Banco Modal saves cost with Microsoft Software Asset Management

See how Brazilian investment bank, Banco Modal, used the Software Asset Management (SAM) to improve the company's current infrastructure and make better use of Microsoft technology.

Videos | November, 2016

Microsoft help Suez reduce costs

Resource IT reduces costs and provides mobility for users with Microsoft SAM

Resource IT Solutions sought to improve productivity with a model of dynamic cost and reduces IT to provide more mobility for users. Through the Microsoft SAM, with a focus on cloud, Resource IT Solutions managed to better understand their IT environment and implemented new technologies that helped them overcome their challenges.

Videos | November, 2016

Microsoft helps Brazil Grupo SOMA optimize their infrastructure

Microsoft helps Brazil Grupo SOMA optimize their infrastructure

Grupo SOMA, a Brazilian fashion company and the largest e-commerce fashion site in Brazil, benefited by participating in a SAM (Software Asset Management) engagement with Microsoft certified SAM partner, Dell. With a focus on SQL workloads consolidation and cloud migration, the company saved more than four hundred thousand dollars in SQL servers alone, and gained productivity for over fifteen hundred staffs by migrating to Azure platform. Watch the video and see how the company boosted in productivity with Microsoft SAM.

Videos | October, 2016

Microsoft help Suez reduce costs

Microsoft helps Suez reduce costs, win in productivity and agility with SAM (Software Asset Management) implementation

Suez, a French multinational company specializing in natural resources management benefited by participating in a SAM (Software Asset Management) engagement. With a focus on SQL workloads, the company benefited from more effective cost management and future strategic planning. Watch the video and see how the company won in productivity, agility, and economy with Microsoft SAM.

Videos | October, 2016