The challenge was to ensure that the Healthcare Provider was maximizing the benefits and savings of Software Assurance, driving greater value to the organization and its patients.
With deep SQL licensing expertise garnered from hundreds of SAM engagements globally, Livingstone’s SAM services were able to quickly identify the current situation and Effective Licensing Position (ELP), providing the Healthcare Provider with clear and compelling advice on SQL consolidation, redeployment and optimization to drive significant cost savings.
Using inventory data from Movere’s discovery solution as the baseline, Livingstone’s Microsoft licensing specialists were able to interrogate the database editions, hardware attributes and resource utilization. This was then reconciled against the Microsoft agreements and licensing conditions to identify areas of risk or over-spend.
Ultimately, Livingstone presented recommendations that would save the Healthcare Provider hundreds of thousands of dollars in SQL licensing costs alone. The insights provided by Livingstone have given the IT Operations Team the confidence to engage with Microsoft in a more robust way and Livingstone has now been engaged to deliver a continuous SAM program to help the organization implement license optimization for other Microsoft products as well as additional vendors’ software across its server and desktop estates.