Three for Three.
As an essential companion to the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™, the Critical Capabilities report provides deeper insight into providers’ product and service offerings by extending the Magic Quadrant analysis.
We’re proud to have ranked first in all three Use Cases for the third year in a row.
We ranked first in every Use Case category.
Complete Software & Cloud SAM Services
“This use case represents the providers’ capability to deliver a continuous SAM managed service across the complete software portfolio, including CIPS. Complete SAM managed services include all ongoing SAM discipline activities.”
Hybrid Software and Cloud SAM Services
“This use case looks at provider capabilities to deliver shared continuous SAM services to manage the software portfolio and cloud services alongside an internal SAM function. Hybrid SAM managed services deliver continuous SAM discipline on a shared basis with internal SAM resources, and are more regularly utilized than complete SAM managed services.”
Scheduled Software & Cloud SAM Services
“Scheduled services represent the providers’ capability to deliver an ongoing but noncontinuous SAM service, where deliverables are periodically provided.This use case represents a compromise between continuous managed service delivery and utilizing third-party expertise for one-off tactical SAM activities.”
“This research will help sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders source managed services to manage software and cloud assets for specific purposes.”
As the world recovers from the tumult of the last two years, it feels like this industry is evolving faster than ever in response. I am humbled by the tireless effort of our employees and the forward-thinking customers for driving us to constantly push the boundaries of our work. We are extremely proud of the results we have been able to consistently achieve together. The Anglepoint team continues to lead the industry.
In the words of our clients.
“Anglepoint has been great helping us get our SAM service started. They’ve shown us where to start and how much work is actually involved. We are leaps and bounds ahead of where we would be without them, and am looking forward for the continuation of our partnership. In the last year we were able to realize substantial savings with several of our vendors due to Anglepoint’s SAM practice. They are an excellent partner in our SAM journey.”
“We continue to expand our services with Anglepoint given the stellar work they’ve done with our global compliance footprint on our priority or risk-based vendors. In the compliance space, they’ve not only provided avenues for cost reduction and savings, but provided recommendations to set us up for future success. MS, IBM, and all the audits w/ vendor profiles are operating smooth with the engagement of the expertise and knowledge within Anglepoint. Recently, as we move workload to the cloud, we’ve engaged their services to help ensure allowance in the cloud and license impact prior to the migration. Leveraging Anglepoint has allowed us to move into a proactive application review in cloud compliance. The teams we engage with at Anglepoint are professional and true owners in each of their respective categories.”
“I’ve worked with Anglepoint for 8 or more years, with them in my work life I have gained knowledge and experience I wouldn’t have gotten because there was no one in my company to give the knowledge and the know how. My successful working career is in a large part due to their ability to support my job responsibilities. I like to refer to Anglepoint as my bench of pros. I call on them whenever I can’t figure out how to solve the issues I’m dealing with at the time. They have more resources to draw upon and help me get to a satisfied resolution to issue.”
“This team of experts is adding value to our software asset management practice on a daily basis. We’ve grown the relationship from annual SOWs to a full managed service and currently working through the growing pains of the relationship (staffing, timing, cadence of deliverables). Very impressed with their team.”
“Being responsible for SAM data we require the best-in-breed supporting us in areas where we need expertise in the details. Anglepoint is one of them. We always receive more of what we expect from Anglepoint. They have the knowledge of the vendors details combined with a long-term expertise of handling all areas you need support with from license skills, technical skills, managed services, and legal advice.”
“Anglepoint has been a great partner to work with. They have provided guidance and reporting on our 21 key publishers, and completed a SAM tool implementation to bring a unified view of discovery for the 30k on-premise devices and 40k cloud devices along with 8 SaaS services. They are also working with us to update policy documents, process redesign, and expand our discovery views. In the first 6 months with Anglepoint, we renewed 3 publisher contracts where Anglepoint identified millions in cost savings and risk. We now have the first 8 publishers onboarded and look forward to seeing the results of onboarding 13 more this year.
Anglepoint has been very responsive to our requests. As issues have come up we have sent additional requests to them, moved timelines around, and requested support with software audits. Anglepoint has consistently come back with timely guidance, assistance, or reports depending on our needs. After the initial “fire drill” was over, they have also worked with us to design a better process to mature our SAM team and IT. Anglepoint has taken a strategic approach to ensure that our publisher reports are aligned with the renewal cycles. Our procurement teams are getting better insight and advice ahead of negotiating upcoming renewals from not only demand management perspective but also going into negotiations with an optimal software usage estate.
Anglepoint has also reached beyond the SAM team to work with IT security around detection of unauthorized software and understanding of how much visibility we really have into our full environment. They are also partnering with us expand our discover capabilities and get visibility into the previously unknown parts of our networks.”