Deloitte & Snow Software Announce End-To-End Software Asset Management for IBM & SAP
LONDON, June 21, 2016
Deloitte and Snow Software have today announced the introduction of a new end-to-end Software Asset Management (SAM) offering to enterprises with IBM and SAP software, including inventory baseline, entitlement assessment, compliance assessment, license optimisation and audit/contract renewal preparation.
The offering, which combines Snow’s 4th Generation SAM platform with licensing expertise and SAM process knowledge from Deloitte, can empower organizations to realize significant savings and risk reductions across their SAP and IBM software licensing.
Jan Gottlander, Group Vice President for Snow Software commented: “The data centre has become the area where organisations have the most to lose or gain in terms of software expenditure and risk. By joining forces with Deloitte we are offering mid and large-sized organisations the opportunity to take charge of the two most important datacenter software providers, establishing effective vendor management practices and stemming the ever-increasing cost of datacenter software licensing.”
Diederik Van der Sijpe, Partner at Deloitte, added: “At Deloitte, we engage with thousands of enterprises annually. The adoption of Software Asset Management (SAM) platforms with enterprises is accelerating. Companies realise that achieving license compliance and cost-efficiency are complex and even more so for some of the data centre vendors like IBM and SAP. IT organisations need a comprehensive solution for addressing these requirements in the short and long-term. The end-to-end offering from Deloitte and Snow Software fits that bill.”
Deloitte has more than 800 dedicated Software License and Asset Management professionals around the world. Snow is one of the technology providers that Deloitte has an alliance relationship with.
Together with Snow’s 4th Generation SAM platform, this meets the advice from leading analyst firms suggesting that organisations seek out full end-to-end SAM services covering all products and vendors, following the organization’s internal governance processes.
“We are excited to bring this integrated offering to the market place with Snow Software. By teaming together, we are able to better meet the need for a total solution for enterprises,” concluded Diederik Van de Sijpe.
A leading audit and consulting practice in Belgium, Deloitte offers value added services in audit, accounting, tax and legal, consulting and financial advisory services.
In Belgium, Deloitte has more than 3,200 employees in 10 locations across the country, serving national and international companies, from small and middle-sized enterprises, to public sector and non-profit organizations. The turnover reached 390 million euros in the financial year 2015.
The Belgian firm is a member of the international group Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, an organisation of independent member firms devoted to excellence in providing professional services and advice.
We are focused on client service through a global strategy executed locally in more than 150 countries. With access to the deep intellectual capital in the region of 225,000 people worldwide, our member firms (including their affiliates) deliver services in various professional areas covering audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Our member firms serve over one-half of the world’s largest companies, as well as large national enterprises, public institutions, and successful, fast-growing global companies. In 2015, DTTL’s turnover reached over $35.2 billion.
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity.
About Snow Software
Snow’s mission is to stop organizations paying too much for the software they use, today and tomorrow.
Whether it’s through lack of control, poor understanding or compliance failures, Snow believes that organizations today end up paying too high a price for their software.
To bring transparency and fairness to the consumption and licensing of software across the network, Snow provides on premise and cloud-based Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions that safeguard the US $326 billion spent each year on enterprise software: ensuring organizations realize the full benefit of optimized licensing for all software publishers.
Today, more than 6,000 organizations around the world rely on Snow’s SAM platforms to manage software licensing across more than ten million devices, from mobiles to desktops, datacenters to the cloud.