Softline is proud to announce the successful completion of the first software asset management project involving an integrated analysis of Microsoft software usage at Vitranschart (Vietnam). The project team inventoried the company's software assets and analyzed the status of available licenses. The team formulated a Microsoft software procourement plan tailored to the specifics of the IT infrastructure that will maximize licensing compliance.
Vitranschart (Vietnam) specializes in maritime shipping and cargo deliveries across the region. The company initiated the project to improve the effectiveness of contracts accounting, to optimize IT costs and to rule out potential legal and financial risks. In the end the company management decided to go ahead with a Software Asset Management (SAM) project.
Softline was chosen as the IT partner for this project for having a team of professionals with all the appropriate competencies and expertise in SAM projects. As a certified SAM partner of Microsoft, Softline offers end-to-end services geared toward improving the quality of utilization of vendor-licensed software and raising the level of licensing compliance. Softline and Vitranschart also have a long and productive history of win-win collaboration in the IT sector.
The key project objectives included:
Analyzing the current status of contracts for Microsoft software
Determining the actual number of valid licenses
Analyzing the current legal and licensing risks
Working out recommendations for the optimization of licensing and a procurement planning.
The project was completed in less than two months with a total of 70 audited workstations. Softline analyzed the client's software in Vietnam and verified the valid licenses against the actual accounting records. Softline used a vendor-recommended solution, Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool (MAP), to analyze the licensing compliance. The experts used their findings to prepare a detailed report with recommendations on how to optimize software lifecycle management processes.
“It was truly a very first completed SAM project in Vietnam, therefore we cannot underestimate the value and experience we have got. Now we have good customer testimonials and we will continue helping our customers through SAM practices. In fact, now we have got more SAM projects and we want to be recognized as a well-known SAM partner in Vietnam”, says Ilya Anzhiganov, Managing Director, Softline (Vietnam).
“The software asset management project solved a whole number of tasks for us. The SAM implementation has simplified our financial planning practices enabling us to revise and optimize future IT infrastructure costs. The project has made our assets more manageable and reduced our exposure to legal risks,” says Nguyen Trong Tuan, IT Director, Vitranschart.