Livingstone Success Story

World Leading Beverage Company

Service Highlights

SAP Audit Defense Converted to Managed Service

  • The customer was looking at toolsets to solve the licensing problem but instead opted for a fast-to-onboard, result-driven managed service from Livingstone to save time, effort and the additional costs of setting up a fully resourced and functional SAM team.
  • Having been audited by SAP in the previous year, the customer made a commitment to voluntarily true-up their SAP licensing before the following year and engaged with Livingstone on an audit defence PoC.
  • The successful SAP true-up was initially used as means to evaluate Livingstone’s SAP capabilities and this resulted in a 3-year managed service for multiple vendors.

Major Wins

  • A successful SAP audit defense engagement identified potential savings of €1.4m.
  • The initial PoC convinced the CTO that using Livingstone’s SAM Managed Service was the best way to manage their software assets moving forward – a major feat for the internal SAM team.
  • On-going management of multiple vendors such as Microsoft, VMWare and IBM minimizes the risk from potential audits before they happen.

Savings of €1.4m

Next Steps

  • The customer is planning more acquisitions in 2018 to increase their European business and have instructed Livingstone to manage additional software assets.

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