Only one year after Koezút implemented SAP, the vendor announced the first software license audit. Koezút needed to prepare for the audit quickly, but they were doing Software Asset Management with spreadsheets, and company management assumed that they were over-licensed.
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To prepare for the audit, Koezút chose a service from the solution USU Software Asset Management. Within the scope of this “License Compliance Service” USU SAP and SAM experts analyze the current contracts and license balance. The goal was to gain an overview of Koezút’s SAP Named and Professional User licenses and to strengthen their negotiating position – without having to initially install a SAM solution.
The License Compliance Service gave Koezút quick results that were customized to their specific needs, and access to SAP licensing specialists to prepare for the audit.
Tibor Nemes-Nagy, General Manager and CEO, PLC Magyar Koezút
Our assumption that we would be able to save a considerable amount of money for SAP licenses was right. The USU analysis and service certainly can be an “eye-opener” for other companies as well. Doing the analysis one year after starting with SAP was a big advantage because we benefited from high data quality.
The Public Road non-profit, PLC Magyar Koezút is responsible for operating and maintaining nearly 20,000 miles of public roads in Hungary. Established in October 2005, the government agency organizes road operations in 19 counties, with 93 engineering sites managed by the headquarters in Budapest. Project goals
- License compliance results prior to the audit with SAP
- Quick overview of 1,700 SAP Named Users
- Expert analysis of active SAP contracts, use rights, and licensing needs
SAP compliance and negotiation support
USU Software Asset Management compares existing SAP license types with a simulation of recommended license types. Then, an SAP consultant from USU discussed the results with Koezút. When SAP offered a huge package of licensing models, the company was in a position to make their own suggestions, and to reduce license costs by 7%. With help from USU, the agency used the SAP audit to their own financial advantage. The whole project was supported by USU’s partner LicenseCore in Hungary.
LicenseCore is one of the key players for Software Asset Management services in the Hungarian market. Services include one-time and regular license compliance evaluation, vendor audit defense and strategic SAM solution deployments. LicenseCore’s consultants offer more than 10 years of deep-insights and expertise in SAM and have previously worked for the key vendors, such as IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle.
Easy Savings with USU Software Asset Management
- Ease of use, easy data transfer
- Clear overview of SAP spending and compliance position
- No strings attached, a perfect introduction to strategic SAM
- No tool to install, integrate, or maintain
- Deep understanding of the customer’s needs
- Experts in SAP’s licensing rules
- High responsiveness and flexibility
- Negotiation strategy support
- Efficient project handling within the planned budget
Next steps: Full-featured SAM for ongoing savings at Koezút
In 2018, Koezút intends to purchase the USU Software Asset Management software, to guarantee continuous control of its software estate. The company also plans to add further vendors to its new Software Asset Management program.
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