TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE ESTATE

Without SAM processes in place many businesses either drift into non-compliance or do not gain the value expected from their investments in technology.

The Version 1 SAM Managed Service gives our customers control by delivering certainty on software license consumption and assurance on your business’ compliancy position. You will be in a position to avoid unnecessary costs, accurately plan for future software license purchases and avoid any stress from a software vendor audit.

Version 1 are completely autonomous and not affiliated with any software vendor, rest assured, your data is secure with us.

 

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Managed Services

Version 1 SAM Managed Services have evolved from our tried and tested software asset methodology with over sixteen years of evolutionary development. SAM4D will give the customer full control of their software license estate ensuring confidence in their compliance position.

Designed to be modular and progressive our managed services expose all the components necessary to build and execute a modern software asset management function in the customer’s business. We have four distinct phases, each phase covers an important evolution in the customer’s implementation of a SAM function. Customer can enter our managed services at any stage based upon their current SAM implementation.


Define

  • Your Goals:

    To begin we must establish your end-goals for a SAM function. Through workshops and stakeholders meetings we conduct a requirement analysis. This helps both you and us to understand the components needed for complete SAM.

    Each customer has a unique combination of software products from different publishers. In addition there are varied skillsets, technology platforms and overall SAM experience. As a result the Define stage is the most important. We need to define YOUR needs and goals.

Design

  • The Perfect Solution:

    Once we understand your desires and goals we choose the most appropriate components of our methodology to complement your existing technology and practices. Based upon the outcome of the define stage, we will design a bespoke set of components for you.

    No existing components? We can provide you with off-the-shelf fully documented processes and procedures that encompass the best of industry expertise with our own hybrid service components to provide the complete suite of policy and procedures coupled with our own technology platform to execute a modern software asset management function in your business

Develop

  • Customised Integration:

    The integration phase enables us to define data exchange and acquisition touch points, perform repository configuration for your chosen publishers and document your specific SAM architecture in an easily accessible enterprise web technology.

Deliver

  • Proactive and Complete SAM service:

    In a constantly changing software landscape SAM is an on-going process. Our team will track both your entitlement and usage data allowing an on-going compliance position to be maintained on your behalf. With your compliance position always available, we can truly optimise your license usage and enable advanced SAM processes such as license recycling and budgeting for new project requirements.

 

THE BENEFITS OF VERSION 1 SAM MANAGED SERVICES FOR YOUR BUSINESS

  • Cost Reduction
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Volume Discounts
  • Better Vendor Relationships
  • Our optimisation expertise helps to deliver financial risk reduction of over 82% on average during audit scenarios.

  • Major UK Transport Company

    When engaged they were facing a bill of £17m, through our help this amount became £100k 

  • During a typical review, we find non-compliance risks of over £5.8 million.

Our Expert Team

The Version 1 SAM and License Management team are experts in what they do. By choosing Version 1, our customers get to avail of 100 man years experience to develop a SAM function catered for their exact business needs. 

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Why Version 1?

We enable clients to make better, more informed decisions on their software estate. Think of us as tax advice - we help you to understand the options and make the right decision for you, not the software vendor. Our priority is to give the best advice, not just to secure revenue.

Trusted Advisor


  • Independent
  • Tools Agnostic
  • Experience

 

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Expertise


  • Breadth and Scale
  • Technical Background
  • Ongoing Staff Education

 

LEARN ABOUT OUR EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Reduce Cost and Risk


  • Assessment
  • Advice
  • Procurement

 

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