Licensing strategies that align
with your business needs

IT, finance and procurement teams are increasingly concerned with optimising software licensing contracts and investment so that they align with strategic objectives. They need to take into account new licensing scenarios as a result of virtualisation, data centre and cloud services. Furthermore, according to Gartner, businesses now have a 68% chance of being audited by at least one software vendor, up from 54% five years ago. Unmanaged licensing audits often result in unbudgeted expenditure. 

Assimilating new software licensing configurations can take up a lot of time. It also requires deep expertise and a robust asset management process.


It’s not surprising then that many businesses struggle to get to grips with their current licensing use, and have even less idea about what software they might need in the future. What’s more, for some businesses the gap between what a vendor sells you and what you actually need or use can run to millions of pounds.

Our License Consulting Service (LCS) will give you a clear view
of your current and future software licensing needs. It will also equip
your procurement and IT teams with the information they need
to get the best commercial and contractual terms when
renewing license deals, enabling you to build solid and
cost-effective license strategies that support your business.

Who can benefit from our License Consulting Service?

The organisations that benefit most from our License Consulting Services are enterprises with significant investments (10,000 seats+)
in multi-year licensing agreements from major vendors, including IBM, Oracle, SAP and VMware.

Why partner with Insight?

We have provided objective and vendor-independent license consulting, helping over 100 enterprise clients to negotiate better licensing deals, since 2008. Our LCS team includes world-class experts in licensing, software asset management and software contracts, which, alongside our extensive benchmarking database, means that we are well-qualified to advise businesses on the best licensing strategies.

We have a well-defined LCS process where we work with you to get a clear understanding of your current licensing and maintenance entitlement. We then establish your actual license usage and gain a deep understanding of your future IT requirements. The outcome is a clear view of your software needs, giving an optimal licensing position. We prepare your procurement team to negotiate a favourable commercial and contractual agreement with your software vendors, acting as a trusted advisor and enabling you to buy the right licenses, at the right time, for the right price.

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Are you unsure what your business needs?

Every business has a vision of the future. But if your IT and Infrastructure don't reflect that vision, how far can you expect to go? Planning and strategy are essential in an era of rapid growth. It identifies your strengths. It flags potential weaknesses, and it allows your business more fiscal and creative flexibility in the days to come. 

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