Insight's SAM service (Software Asset Management service)
Are you looking for a scalable solution that fits in seamlessly with your hosting services and price-per-month model? Do you want to be able to respond to existing opportunities and threats such as: the modern workplace, cloud applications, hybrid licensing, GDPR and audits & compliance, knowing that the right, well-founded licensing choices have been made? Then use 'SPLA as a Service', Insight's SAM service (Software Asset Management service).
he transition to the modern workplace, the growing popularity of cloud applications and issues such as GDPR bring with them challenges and risks. In combination with the complexity and wide range of licensing models, it is difficult to license correctly, correctly and cost-effectively. Software Asset Management is indispensable in this respect. In addition, as a service provider of the modern workplace, it is particularly challenging for you to maintain a healthy revenue model.
We discovered that for almost 70% of the partners it is a serious challenge to collect and consolidate all relevant data under the SPLA contract month after month. Not only is reporting a recurring problem, but also a lack of knowledge, experience and the complete 'in control' of the IT environment give Service Providers serious challenges, knowing that sooner or later Microsoft will be at the door for a software audit. Strange? Not really. Licenses are complex - SPLA is no exception - and requires that your knowledge in this area is fully up-to-date.
SPLA as a Service
Insight can help you keep your IT environment under control and be compliant at all times. How? With SPLA as a Service, a service provided by Insight, we relieve Service Providers of the burden of compliance and shadow IT installations, software audits and unexpected, expensive post-audit checks. Whether it's providing a smart SPLA management tool and training to manage your SPLA obligations, a team of expert Licensing Consultancy Professionals is available to help you optimize your IT process and increase control, according to the situation.
Octopus Cloud SPLA Manager
The foundation on which SPLA as a Service is built is Octopus Cloud SPLA Manager, a tool that allows you to simplify your monthly reporting processes, gain automated insight into the most cost-efficient license optimization scenarios, gain permanent real-time insight into your license position, keep your customers' invoices accurate and avoid unnecessary audit risks. This tool provides a single source of truth for your organization, providing full insight into the software used by your colleagues and end customers. Based on this insight, Octopus Cloud SPLA Manager will provide you with well-founded choices and optimization.
In addition to the tool, Insight offers a range of services, ranging from one-off projects such as a license review, audit defense support and internal SPLA training to SPLA as a Service, which is available in three standard flavors or can be customized.