Client Success Stories

Delivering proven outcomes for clients around the world

We work with clients in over 20 countries across a diverse range of market sectors, managing client assets in over 139 countries around the world.  We help our clients optimize their software and cloud portfolio to avoid unnecessary cost and risk, whilst driving value from their investments throughout their lifecycle.  These are just a few of the industries we serve every day…

 

Telecoms & Technology

 

Finance & Banking

 

Manufacturing & Industry

 

Government & Healthcare
Energy & Utilities
Retail & Wholesale
Professional Services
Emergency Services

Why our clients work with us

Reduce costs

Clients achieve up-front best in class commercial
& contractual outcomes, that deliver measurable cost savings

Maintain Control

Lifecycle controls rationalise software & cloud
assets, ensuring our clients are always
in control

Mitigate Risk

Trustworthy Data ensures audit, compliance & consumption risks are avoided, saving clients unnecessary cost

Deliver Value

We measure the performance of contracts
to ensure maximum value is returned
on our client’s investments

 

 

Customer Success Stories

We have a strong track record of delivering proven up front savings that average 38%. Our Trustworthy Data and Lifecycle services help clients maintain these savings through control, mitigation of business risks and our Optimization services continue to deliver value from their IT investments.


Home Retail Group

Value Driven Software Asset Management

Our Managed Services are helping to keep Home Retail Group’s house in order.

  • Given an ever expanding number of vendors being added to their portfolio, the scale of risks the business faced was constantly evolving
  • Our client needed to ensure they are protected from the potentially punitive commercial risks that vendor audits attempted to enforce
  • They needed to ensure that the chosen provider could meet their exacting requirements, from both a ITAM & security perspective too. 

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Banking & Finance

Mega Vendor Optimisation

Major Global Bank optimises it’s Microsoft negotiation strategy & achieve new cloud savings

  • Livingstone Group approached to assist with a multi-year, million-dollar cloud contract renewal
  • This organisation was concerned about being able to re-negotiate a good deal with the vendor, and ultimately achieve all of its goals
  • We achieved its intended goals during negotiations, gaining more flexibility, achieving regulatory compliance and optimising its licensing costs.

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Global Retail Giant

Cloud Investment Management – Azure

Saves global retailer more than $30m with comprehensive cloud optimization, forecast & negotiation program

  • A major consumer of cloud-based services hosted in a Microsoft Azure environment
  • Retailer embarked on a comprehensive program to optimize its Microsoft Azure estate, calculate its future requirements, and provide actionable advice on how to tackle renewal discussions.
    • Phase 1: Optimization
    • Phase 2: Forecasting Future Usage
    • Phase 3: Empowering Contract Negotiations

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Central Government

Trustworthy Data & Governance

Helping a Public Sector organisation to govern its software & cloud estate

  • As a Public Sector body funded by the tax payer, it is absolutely vital that all of its IT investments are optimised
  • Data it was reporting on was error-ridden & incomplete, & did not provide a full or accurate picture of the software deployed
  • Maturity Assessment of the software deployed on the client’s core network, including its processes & policies – 100% visibility of its software estate
  • Driving further optimisation of the client’s software estate, helping it achieve substantial & measurable cost savings.

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Manufacturing & Automotive

Microsoft & Cloud Optimization

Global manufacturer optimizes its move to cloud, achieving significant cost savings

  • Our team of licensing experts was able to identify and mitigate a multi-million-dollar compliance risk
  • We optimized the organisation’s contract position, not only reducing its 30+ contracts down to a single entity, but also meeting all of its cloud requirements
  • Client avoided $8 million in costs & the organization also realized a further additional 25% saving on its contract, which included all required additional functionality & cloud features.

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US Healthcare Provider

Substantial cost savings & cloud readiness

Providing $600k cost savings through a major optimization project

  • Livingstone SAM team identified over $600,000 in SQL licensing savings
  • Advised on cloud migration planning & strategy for SQL estate
  • Full baseline of Microsoft SQL estate on-premises
  • Addressed under-deployment, erroneous version licensing, right-sizing hardware.

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Atradius Insurance

Optimising software estate & costs

In year one Atradius reduced the scale of unused software by 47%

  • Reached goal to reduce our software maintenance & support budget, a full 12 months ahead of our stated target
  • “Value of the information derived from the initial ELP was staggering, especially in terms of identifying unused software”
  • Proof of concept using complex Oracle data.

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Technology Vendor

Trustworthy Data & Mega Vendor Optimisation

Trustworthy data & intelligence fuels ITAM strategy for one of the world’s largest tech firms

  • This is an organization with a highly mature approach to IT Asset Management, which is always eager to find creative new ways to drive long-term efficiencies.
  • Provision of ongoing data on software and cloud service usage and deployments across its entire global IT estate.
  • Focus on its client’s contractual relationships with the ‘mega vendors’, namely, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce and SAP.

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Global Multimedia
Services Provider

Software & Cloud Managed Service

European Multimedia Services Provider achieves substantial cost savings
with a 400% ROI & reduces it’s business risk

  • 400% return on investment on Livingstone Managed Service
  • Multi-million-pound savings on client’s top ten vendor licensing
  • Thousands of software entitlement documents processed & managed
  • 30-strong dedicated account team members.

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International Retail
& Wholesale

Audit Ready & ITAM Tooling

Major international retailer re-structures it’s mega vendor licensing with Livingstone Group

  • Client undertook a comprehensive digital transformation program to merge the IT operations of three business divisions
  • Ensuring client is compliant with mega vendor’s complex licensing requirements, ensuring that it was always in a state of ‘audit-readiness”
  • Livingstone team has played a key role with the configuration and integration of the Flexera platform
  • Supporting client though exiting their ULA to drive substantial costs savings.

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Global Technology Provider

Cloud Investment Management

Our managed services deliver significant Azure cloud cost-savings for global tech brand

  • The client was therefore unable to make any headway in improving its cloud optimization
  • First step in the cloud optimization process was to audit its current cloud usage, using the Cloud Optics Platform
  • Primary objective of achieving approximately $600,000 in cost-savings was met thanks to Livingstone’s comprehensive optimization program
  • Our experts helped persuade the organization as a whole, from procurement to executive level, of the considerable commercial benefits of introducing a company-wide optimization program.

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