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 Software licensing

Software licensing can be a complex, time-consuming task.  It can potentially drain time and resources as a result of:

• multiple contracts with different software vendors
• complex procurement procedures for ordering and renewals
• inflexible reporting methods 
• inaccessible pricing information

Without in-house experts who have in-depth knowledge of software licensing best practices and compliance, it's difficult to maximize the value of your software investments.

 

Overview
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 We offer a full-services approach to licensing. We combine our expertise on licensing agreements, product usage rights and licensing contracts with our system integration capabilities.

Activities include:
  • assessment services, which uncover opportunities to optimize your licensing approach to both annualized and subscription licensing models
  • online procurement  and renewals management
  • ongoing management of your environment, within the framework of your agreements
  • advisory services regarding the structuring of long-term enterprise licensing agreements
  • technical training for end users 
  • planning services for migration to new software releases

 

 

Benefits
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Working with us, you can:

  • ensure you negotiate the most cost-effective and flexible licensing agreements 
  • obtain licensing guidance for a wide range of software vendors
  • manage exposure to the risk of either being over licensed, under licensed or incorrectly licensed
  • ensure you make the right licensing decisions throughout the entire lifecycle of your software assets
​We also make licensing procurement easier with our e-procurement system, Dimension Data Direct .  This custom-built portal gives you access to the appropriate software licences for your organization, helping you to:
  • manage the complexity of licensing procurement
  • reduce procurement costs
  • obtain quotes
  • analyze and manage spend
What we offer
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 Our software advisory services, enable you to quickly and efficiently gain an understanding of your current software licence position.

Software services:
Software assets are valuable business assets.Take a proactive approach to software services through Dimension Data's full-services methodology. 

Software Asset Management:
Improved cost control, better protection against risk and streamlined processes. These are just some of the advantages that an effective software asset management strategy can offer your business. Let us show you how.

Application Services:
Learn how Dimension Data can help you develop an application strategy that's adaptive to your evolving business needs and inclusive of licensing requirements.


We also offer comprehensive licensing procurement and contract management functionality through our licensing procurement platform, Dimension Data Direct . This system can be integrated with your existing procurement or ERP systems, allowing you to complete your entire quote-to-order process through one portal, at any time.
 
 

 

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    Why work with Dimension Data?

     

    We're a Microsoft Large Account Reseller and represent other key software vendors through our licensing businesses across the world. Our years of licensing expertise mean we can negotiate the best services and rates possible, on your behalf.

    • We are with you every step of the way from procurement of your software licenses, to architectural design, deployment, management and refresh – whatever your needs may be.
    • We have more than 5,100 Microsoft certifications, including over 930 MCPs. 
    • We're globally Gold certified in 10 Microsoft competencies, including: 
      • Communications
      • Content Management
      • Desktop
      • Digital Marketing
      • Identity and Security
      • Messaging
      • Portals and Collaboration
      • Server Platform
      • Software Asset Management
      • Volume Licensing
    • We've received 14 global Microsoft Partner of the Year awards in the last eight years including software licensing, software asset management, desktop and systems management.