SoftwareONE: Streamlining Your Software Portfolio Management Needs

CIO VendorBryan Poerio VP, Customer Operations
Software licensing is in the midst of a complicated Information Technology (IT) revolution. As enterprises move away from traditional on-premise databases and venture into the more costefficient cloud and virtualization models, their software assets face numerous commercial, compliance, and technical challenges. Furthermore, maintaining an upto- date IT infrastructure standard to remain competitive within their industry proves to be an equal challenge as technological advancements occur too rapidly to predict 3, 5, or 10 years down the line. Without specialized software licensing knowledge, enterprises are guaranteed to over-spend on their software licenses, or worse, underlicense their software portfolio and face a crippling publisher audit.Privately owned since 1985, SoftwareONE is redefining the software licensing and technology solutions landscape as the thought leaders in Software Portfolio Management (SPM) services. By combining its commercial, technology, compliance and governance expertise into a balanced SPM offering, SoftwareONE supports its customers by ensuring their IT investments are costeffectively road mapped towards their unique business needs.

Once the right model is determined, SoftwareONE continues to provide tailored services and solutions throughout the entire software lifecycle, from training to deployment to consultative analysis. “Our commitment ensures your licenses are up-to-date and you have the right software licensing model to serve long-term needs and be as strategic as possible,” says Bryan Poerio, VP, Customer Operations, SoftwareONE.

To aid in customers’ software lifecycle management, SoftwareONE developed its own Software Lifecycle Portal, powered by Microsoft SharePoint and built on HTML 5, which delivers an interactive, touch-enabled user experience and provides real-time, single-point access to all the software license and agreement information, procurement, and reports that enterprises need.


We help you uncover the true value of your software portfolio assets

powered by Microsoft SharePoint and built on HTML 5, which delivers an interactive, touch-enabled user experience and provides real-time, single-point access to all the software license and agreement information, procurement, and reports that enterprises need.The company also helps their clients address software license and maintenance costs that account for nearly one-third of IT budgets, “We provide the most costeffective options available in the market, allowing our customers to focus on their own business needs,” says Poerio. Since maintaining a detailed record of your entire software deployments is so elusive, SoftwareONE offers a variety of Software Asset Management (SAM) programs ranging from a onetime assessment to a fully managed, on-going SAM engagement. The objective – to determine the state-ofcompliance while providing risk mitigation processes for pr eventing publisher audits.

When it comes to business productivity solutions, Microsoft leads the way in both flexibility and variety of volume licensing agreements, making it difficult for enterprises to fully understand which option best suits their needs. SoftwareONE’s teams of Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP) are available globally to provide customers round-the-clock licensing support. As a Microsoft Licensing Solution Partner, SoftwareONE also offers earning opportunities for service providers through Microsoft SPLA (Service Provider License Agreement) software subscriptions. “We also deal with all Microsoft administrative tasks to minimize your overhead costs and ensure you get the most out of your IT licensing investment,” says Poerio.

In one such case, SoftwareONE helped Aurora Alimentos, one of Brazil’s largest industrial conglomerates, to achieve data management efficiency through the Office 365 Platform. With production plants in Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul, and sales offices in eight Brazilian states, Aurora needed secured, quick and easy access to information across its branches. Through Microsoft’s Exchange Online and Office 365, SoftwareONE identified a way for the retailer to improve internal collaboration and begin cloud data storage. In a short span of time, the adoption of these solutions brought Aurora an increase in data management efficiency with a consequent reduction in investment costs.

Globally headquartered in Stans, Switzerland with its largest subsidiary in Waukesha, WI, SoftwareONE’s over 1600 certified consultants can be found in 82 countries. Their objective—help customers optimize their software spend through elite sales designations and deep-rooted relationships with top publisher such as Microsoft, Adobe, IBM, VMware, Oracle, Citrix, Symantec, McAfee, and many more.

Company
SoftwareONE

Headquarters
Waukesha, WI

Management
Bryan Poerio VP, Customer Operations

Description
SoftwareONE’s Software Portfolio Management (SPM) services ensures that IT investments are cost-effectively road mapped towards their unique business needs