The first software asset management project in Vietnam at Vitranschart, the regional maritime shipping and cargo deliveries operator involved an integrated analysis of Microsoft software usage. The project team inventoried the company's software assets and analyzed the status of available licenses. The team formulated a Microsoft software procurement plan tailored to the specifics of the IT infrastructure that will maximize licensing compliance.
Services: Software Asset Management
Vitranschart (Vietnam) specializes in maritime shipping and cargo deliveries across the region. The company initiated the Software Asset Management project with a view to improvement of the effectiveness of contracts accounting, optimizing IT costs, and ruling out potential legal and financial risks.
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 on ways to optimize licensing and plan procurement
The project team inventoried the company's software assets and analyzed the status of available licenses. The team developed a Microsoft software procurement plan tailored to the specifics of the IT infrastructure that will maximize licensing compliance.
Softline analyzed the client's software in Vietnam and checked the valid licenses against actual accounting records. To analyze licensing compliance, Softline used a vendor-recommended solution — Microsoft Assessment and Planning Tool (MAP).
The project was completed in less than two months, with a total of 70 workstations audited. The experts used their findings to prepare a detailed report with recommendations on how to optimize software lifecycle management processes.
Considering all of the client's wishes Softline developed a clear strategy for optimal usage of licenses and management of the lifecycle of software products.
“The software asset management project solved a whole number of tasks for us. 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.”
Nguyen Trong Tuan, IT Director, Vitranschart