SAM programs ‘Built by Anglepoint’ drive value to their respective organizations by providing smart IT asset management policies, efficient processes, and repeatable capabilities. Accurate license consumption analysis provides stakeholders with consistent quality and compelling value.
OUTSOURCED SAM MANAGED SERVICES
Software asset management is becoming increasingly complex, and the resources required to effectively manage your software environment are getting harder to find. Let Anglepoint take that off your hands. Our managed services provide you with immediate access to people, process, and technology experts that can span your entire software estate. Anglepoint will carry out the day-to-day operational business and provide strategic support where necessary, thus freeing your staff for business-critical initiatives. For some clients, this service also includes staff augmentation and managed services around a specific scope of publishers.
CONTRACT NEGOTIATION SUPPORT
Contract negotiations can be stressful and sometimes contentious. Our team has experience with all types of vendor contracts and will deliver recommendations that will strengthen your contract language and position. Our goal is to help you negotiate from a position of knowledge and strength. We can act as your advisor in one of two ways:
Passive - “behind the scenes” negotiation strategies, ghost-write components of responses, draft recommended agreement language.
Active - act as a third-party to help broker a commercial resolution.
SAM PROGRAM DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
An effective SAM program requires a strong foundation of process and policy to drive end-user behavior and obtain success. Our Program Design Services assist organizations in establishing program objectives, success criteria, policy development, process design, and roles / responsibilities. We will document and guide your program’s development with the goal of either: handing off a well defined program to existing staff or transitioning directly into an Anglepoint managed service.
SAM PROGRAM GAP ANALYSIS/HEALTH CHECK
The SAM Program Gap Analysis is designed to analyze your software asset management maturity based on current policies, processes and procedures you have in place. Anglepoint will further document the levels of SAM maturity for key process areas based on industry standards, and highlight program strengths, weaknesses and areas of risk and opportunity.
SAM STRATEGY BOOTCAMP
This 2-day workshop includes facilitation of relevant discussion with key stakeholders around the integration of SAM strategies into business objectives, the preferred SAM methodologies and practices at your organization, and preparation for successful implementation of any frameworks or strategies discussed. We will also perform a tailored analysis of your actual software spend, highlighting areas of risk and providing recommendations for addressing key SAM needs. Other potential topics for discussion may be, but are not limited to: audit strategies, current tool(s) capabilities, cost measurement, definition of process/policy, communication plans, and business unit accountability. If there are other topics you would like to discuss, just ask!
“After engaging with the team at Anglepoint, our annual Microsoft true-up process was the easiest one yet. Each year, they help us by identifying the exact number of licenses we need to add, which frees up our internal resources. They also help us to avoid unnecessary spend by optimizing our environment with the licenses we already own.”
“With Anglepoint, we have been able to identify accurate utilization information through an easy process. Anglepoint was supportive of what we needed to accomplish while respecting my time.”
"Working with Anglepoint was a pleasure. I would recommend Anglepoint to any colleague at other organizations and will certainly look to engage them again going forward."