Taking care of your Microsoft licensing compliance
Software asset management | IT Asset Management
The ScanTrack team of SAM specialists has developed a methodology based on the ISO standard for Software Asset Management for delivering highly beneficial SAM solutions to organizations. This approach of using a proprietary developed methodology and solution-specific tools, in conjunction with consulting services and result driven project management services, has demonstrated substantial benefit to the industry.
ScanTrack has performed over 500 IT Infrastructure and SAM licensing reviews over a period of 5 years. These were conducted in a wide range of organisations both public and private. The company has completed reviews in 40% of the top forty companies in South Africa and performed reviews in the majority of the public sector organizational entities in both South Africa and New Zealand.
During this time many hours of research by our team of Microsoft licensing specialists have been directed at compiling a comprehensive knowledge base of software titles - SYNC Pro Software Identification Database (SID) which allows us to offer a comprehensive Software Classification and categorisation service.
Complementary to the company's value proposition, ScanTrack has established a team of qualified Microsoft Certified Licensing specialists. This experience gained in providing SAM solutions to customers, has given ScanTrack significant insight into the mechanics of software licensing compliance and IT asset management. The professional team of licensing and SAM specialists are responsible for the design and development of all ScanTrack's SAM tools.
What we Offer
ScanTrack offers a variety of services to help customers deal with the headaches of managing their software licensing compliance. There are a number of pressures on the modern organisation such as regulatory pressure, the complexity of software licensing contracts and the difficulty of continuous monitoring of software deployed.
We offer monthly services to manage the pressures in a way that will fit existing policies and procedures. ScanTrack can assist in the following ways:
Maintain up to date inventory information
Identify licensing gaps
Optimise software licence usage
Provide critical feedback and input into ongoing process management
Benefits to the organisation:
Reduce costs by outsourcing specialised skills
Gain an independent view
Make use of our consultants to use licences more effectively and reduce overall software licensing costs
Reduce risk of non-budgeted expenses such as additional licences or even fines and litigation
We are accustomed to working under tight deadlines and have completed well over 400 projects for public, large enterprise and small to medium businesses over the last 7 years
ScanTrack’s Focused SAM Solution Profile is ideally positioned to meet these immediate challenges and needs and is based on the following key components.
A Complete and Sustainable IT Knowledgebase - the cornerstone of an effective SAM plan - ScanTrack’s primary objective is to build and maintain a complete and accurate knowledgebase of the IT assets being utilised by customers to enable the customer, Microsoft and their partners to make informed decisions to drive effective spend, productivity improvement and ultimately customer satisfaction.
A Fully Scalable and Collaborative Approach – The challenges posed during the discovery phase require the use of multiple tools, that our toolset, SYNC Pro Product Suite, solution and services team have been utilising on environments from 50 to 20,000 seat environments. These tools have been used in a collaborative and supportive manner with System Center Configuration Manager, Altiris, MAP and other deployed tools.
Independent SAM Solution Provider – Regulatory changes and IT Corporate Governance processes has led to an increasing level of transparency and Independent assurance being sort by business leaders over their IT assets. ScanTrack is the first truly independent SAM solution provider to operate in South Africa and we believe our operation in New Zealand, is also the first independent SAM solution provider to operate in Australasia.
SAM Baseline Specialists - The SAM maturity level of the potential customer base has tended towards the “Basic” end of the scale with the successful deployment and sustainability of automated tools being poor or nonexistent. This has meant that ScanTrack has focused a large portion of our effort on performing “SAM Baseline Assessments” to the extent that we have become specialists and have honed our processes and tools to ensure that we can deliver accurate results very quickly.
ScanTrack’s focus areas – SPEED…COMPLETENESS....ACCURACY…SUSTAINABILITY.