Organizations are faced with the business challenge of doing more with less and software procurement is a substantial financial investment for most companies. IT departments are often asked to curb spending, achieve better value, and squeeze greater efficiency from operations. Software licensing agreements have increasingly become more complex. Let us help you understand and manage your software licensing agreements (SLA) and software asset management (SAM).
As a trusted advisor, Miro offers a performance guarantee on its License & Service Agreement Review service.
Miro’s Software Asset Management Services:
- Cost Reduction and ROI Analysis
Miro Consulting will thoroughly assess all aspects of your current software licensing environment – including license ownership, deployment and ongoing support costs – as well as the business’ future growth plan. A detailed cost reduction and ROI analysis will be conducted based on the comprehensive assessment, and a detailed plan identifying potential areas of short and long term savings will be laid out.
- License Purchase
Miro analyzes your current software license metrics and creates a strategic plan to secure the same or better Terms & Conditions, while lowering the cost of annual support. Miro converts outdated Software licensing to create increased flexibility and better value from your existing software license metrics.
- Onsite Knowledge Training
Miro’s management team will host half/full-date knowledge transfer sessions tailored specifically for each company’s needs. Common topics covered in all sessions are best practice strategies for senior management, options analysis and advice on getting better value from existing software licenses.
- Software License Compliance Assessment
Our experienced software consultants assess and validate your current environment and offer strategic options to mitigate risk and optimize total cost of ownership (TCO). With Miro’s proven 3-Step Approach™, our experienced software licensing consultants will conduct a confidential, comprehensive licensing and compliance review of your softare license ownership.Our 3-Step Approach™ comes with a performance guarantee.
- Software License Contract Negotiation
With more than 100,000 hours of software contract negotiation experience, Miro Consulting uses its extensive knowledge to help negotiate the best possible terms and conditions for your software licensing agreement. With a deep understanding of software licensing rules, policies, business practices and negotiation strategies born from practical experience, Miro consultants meticulously identify exposure within a software license agreement. Ensuring that the most favorable terms and conditions are achieved, while protecting your softare licensing assets, Miro Consulting helps you understand all your licensing options by providing unbiased, expert advice.
- Software License Audits & Software License Assesments
Miro provides a prompt audit response and audit management program. By quickly controlling the audit conditions, Miro can help mitigate risks and obtain a mutually acceptable outcome. Read how a software audit was countered and resolved painlessly.
- Software License Rebalancing
Miro analyzes your current software license metrics and creates a strategic plan to secure the same or better Terms & Conditions, while lowering the cost of annual support. Miro converts outdated software licensing to create increased flexibility and better value from your existing software license metrics. Read about how Miro saved an international media & marketing firm nearly 50% in license migration costs
- Managed Transactions
Each company has its own business model, profitability center and method of operations. In other words, businesses are not standardized. So, why should your software license contracts be standard? Miro works with its clients to create a customized environment that is aligned with the business strategy. Miro will initiate an options analysis, create a customized action plan and negotiate the deal.
- Software Asset Management Programs (SAM)
New technologies and demands are changing the way organizations need to manage their IT assets. A firm understanding of your IT environment and software license agreements (SLA) is needed in order to manage the entire lifecycle of your software contract – from the initial procurement assessment to negotiation to a contract re-up.
- Software License Review
Miro will conduct a comprehensive review of your software licenses and annual maintenance costs. Our analysts will examine your license assets in comparison to real-time usage and activities today and in the near/far future. We take a number of events that may impact your organization into consideration including past, present and future implementations, data centers, acquisitions or divestitures, consolidations, virtualization and the like. A detailed plan with recommendations and several options on how to optimize softare licenses will be created for each individual client.
Clients benefit from Miro’s decade-plus experience of analyzing and negotiating software licensing. We present more than one option for each scenario based on future forecasting, business projections and plans. Miro’s seasoned analysts work alongside their clients in order to understand each business individually so that they can provide the best counsel and offer customized plans.
Miro Consulting, Inc. has worked with more than 500+ clients worldwide to optimize their total cost of ownership (TCO).
Miro software license consultants will:
- Optimize, customize and simplify your license agreements and support contracts
- Decipher, decode and simplify your licensing and business practices
- Ensure cost-effective procurement of licenses and support
- Create flexibility within your software license agreement (SLA)
- Offer licensing alternatives based on your company’s business model
- Migrate outdated licenses and costly support
- Rebalance licenses to enhance and create better value from your existing investment
- Provide various license options based on your needs and various scenarios such as acquisitions or change management environments
With Miro’s 3-Step Approach™ to compliance, we help companies to:
- Analyze, manage and maintain licensing and contract(s)
- Find and reallocate existing funds from an existing investment
- Negotiate software contracts
- Assist during an audit