In today’s fast-paced and constantly changing IT environment, Government agencies must insist on managing all assets with careful consideration. With the help of Anglepoint, a global leader in Software Asset Management, Government clients can depend on a trusted partner to focus on driving exceptional value and expertise, all the while, ensuring agencies remain compliant with the OMB’s MEGABYTE Act.
What we do
Anglepoint is the leading IT Asset Management consulting firm, driving cost optimization, risk mitigation, & operational excellence within the hardware & software licensing estates of the world’s most complex organizations. We address point-in-time needs, including program strategy development, tool selection, & implementation, and deliver end-to-end managed services to Government entities and to Global Fortune 1000.
Our client list consists of agencies across multiple domains within the Public Sector, and we are proud and grateful to be able to collaborate with government entities on projects to render these agencies more efficient. Here is a sample of the diversity of our clients within the Public Sector:
How we help clients
Our Program Design Services help you establish program objectives, success criteria, policy development, process design, and roles/ responsibilities.
Our SAM Managed Services give you immediate access to people, process, and technology experts who can advise on your entire software estate.
Time and money invested in a SAM Tool is wasted if you can’t produce the desired outcomes. From supplementing an internal team to wholesale outsourcing, our managed services teams deliver every time.
Don’t let security and compliance worries keep you up at night. Our experts are standing by to ensure you can operate with the vigilance, control, and confidence required in today’s technology landscape.
Anglepoint Academy is an industry leading set of training courses and programs designed to ensure your staff derive maximum benefit and can quickly translate learnings into value for your organization.
Case Study: Federal Government (Global) Organization
In the first 12 months of service, cost savings and avoidance totaled over $150M USD (realized over the next 5 years)
- Heavy IT support load for legacy systems that the business is unwilling to upgrade or dispose of, resulting in increased support costs and cycles to maintain, all while creating unmanaged security vulnerabilities.
- Limited and immature software discovery capabilities with material gaps in coverage.
- Limited software reconciliation capabilities led to costly software compliance audits.
- Lack of experienced SAM team members to establish proper plans, processes, and strategy.
- Performed an in-depth SAM Strategy Workshop to establish a 3-year plan/roadmap focused to reduce compliance risk and identify cost optimization.
- Implementation of a hybrid ‘SAM-as-a-Managed-Service’ program working with internal SAM resources to execute the 3-year plan.
- Managed Services consist of a mix of:
- Establishing foundational program elements,
- Implementation of SAM Tooling to automate discovery & inventory,
- Internal/cross-departmental communication with role definitions,
- Performing ongoing Effective License Positions (ELPs) for top 25 publishers (in a phase approach).
Fully operational hybrid SAM management program that provides discovery and reconciliation capabilities (greatly enhanced CMDB capabilities), software contract optimization, software compliance risk mitigation, and advisory guidance on SAM, HAM, IaaS, Software Request Management, Software reclamation, managing internal communications, and proactive ELPs for the top 25 software publishers.
Governance Requirements & IT Asset Management Interoperability
What is the MEGABYTE Act?
On July 29, President Obama signed into law the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies Act of 2016, better known as the MEGABYTE Act. The goal of the law is to make federal software spending and usage more efficient.
News / Information
What the Analysts Say: Gartner
Gartner Magic Quadrant
To be named a Leader in any Gartner Magic Quadrant report is no small feat. That’s why we’re incredibly proud to be recognized as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Managed Services for the second year running.
Critical Capabilities Report
This Critical Capabilities research is a companion document to the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Software Asset Management Managed Services. For this Critical Capabilities research, analysts evaluated service providers’ ability to deliver continuous and scheduled SAM managed services for clients worldwide.
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.”