See how Karolinska Institutet optimizes its software estate and mitigates GDPR risks with Snow’s SAM Platform
With Snow, we found out some individual licenses which we have now transferred to a site license and have made over a 15-fold cost saving”
Marcus Isberg, Project Manager
Watch the video to see why Informa chose Snow to help manage software licensing and risk – particularly in the cloud.
“In the space of a year using Snow, we’ve gained valuable data on how software is used throughout the Group, and been able to use those findings to inform key decisions, including where costs can be saved through license reharvesting.” ...
“In the space of a year using Snow, we’ve gained valuable data on how software is used throughout the Group, and been able to use those findings to inform key decisions, including where costs can be saved through license reharvesting.”
Jas Kalay, Global Software Asset Manager | Global Support
“Snow has been an outstanding partner to Bridgestone. They are here for us, and want us to succeed in the SAM space...Snow License Manager has proven to be as fantastic as we'd hoped. Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software has given us unprecedented visibility into our SAP environment, and our SAP security team is actually planning on using it for administrative tasks they have historically had to do system by system.”
SAM Specialist, Bridgestone
Best in Class for SAM
“Implementation was simple, with clean installer files provided. Minimal configuration was required on our endpoints and within no time at all we were pulling back data from our clients. This has enabled us to get a great view on the software out in the estate - giving us knowledge we can go into audits with confidence.”
Service Support Manager
Transparency into real usage allows for 2,000 licenses to be revoked within the first year.
"Nevertheless, over 2,000 named user licenses were removed over the past 12 months. This does not have an immediate impact on cost, because the Company’s contracts with SAP tend to run for five years. However, the SAP Administrator does have considerable leeway to reconfigure the licenses within his EA. “I can use this free space [created by the removal of 2,000 licenses] for other SAP products. We do not have to reserve it for users, but we can take it for necessary engine licences, for example. This is one thing, one of my tasks is to constantly hold my hand above the usage and take the rest out of our contract where we can.”
SAP Administrator at European Energy Company
VELUX sheds a light on Software Optimization with Snow
“Being able to inventory more of the device estate and automatically recognize whatever software is out there now allows me to work in a much more focused way.”
Jesper Beck Lassen, VELUXManager
Liverpool City Council (LCC)’s current challenges around GDPR are the time and effort required in the identification of all applications that hold Personal Indentifiable Information (PII) across the estate. LCC have chosen Snow GDPR Risk Assessment through Bytes Software Services to alleviate these challenges by automating the discovery process which will save our organization approximately 780 hours of resource and contribute to LCC’s overall organizational objectives.
Craig Moss I Software Asset...
"Liverpool City Council (LCC)’s current challenges around GDPR are the time and effort required in the identification of all applications that hold Personal Indentifiable Information (PII) across the estate. LCC have chosen Snow GDPR Risk Assessment through Bytes Software Services to alleviate these challenges by automating the discovery process which will save our organization approximately 780 hours of resource and contribute to LCC’s overall organizational objectives."
Craig Moss I Software Asset Management, Liverpool City Council
On target to make more than $1.2 million savings in just over a year
“We have already made 3-4% in cost avoidance savings, (well over $800,000) and are on target to make more than $1.2 million savings in just over a year.”
Technology Manager at US Fortune 200 Company
DEKRA achieves savings of more than €750,000 with Snow
"With the help of Snow’s reporting, we have now gained visibility regarding the licenses used in the company and have been able to optimize our software estate. As a result, we’ve been able redistribute excess licenses and avoid spending on procuring more.”
Carola Iberl, Global License Manager at DEKRA
Snow creates a complete ITAM environment for London School of Economics
“Since deploying Snow to the first few departments, it has detected an immense number of applications and usage data. Once fully deployed, this information will be used to help make improve buying habits around single and site licenses and should result in sizable cost savings. The interface of the system is clear and easy to use with information readily at hand. Uploading licenses into the system is straight forward and presents informative errors should there be a problem. We look forward to fully deploying Snow and the additional features to maximize its potential and create a complete ITAM environment.”
Chris Andrews, Information Management and Technology, LSE
Microsoft optimization recoups $150,000 in first year of deployment
"Snow gave us the insight that 90% of users didn’t need Microsoft Office ProPlus so we downgraded 1500 licenses, making a saving of more than $150,000”
Rebecca Snoblen, Ardent Health
“We chose Snow as we were looking to gain full visibility on our Microsoft estate on premise and in the cloud.”
Ryan Niblett, IS Projects Manager
Banking on Snow Automation Platform for Success
"Snow Automation Platform has helped the bank reduce the time it takes to deal with requests, users are more satisfied with IT and can quickly access the software and services they need to be productive. Importantly there’s been significant cost savings as we have been able to reduce the size of the service desk."
Berto Machado, Workplace & Common Infrastructure team, Swedbank
Usage insight and automation are forging a strategic bond between IT and end-users
“With data from Snow, I am able to have a much more meaningful and knowledgeable conversation with software vendors”
Natalie Cooper Finance Manager at eSolutions
"Snow Licence Manager has provided Wood plc with excellent visibility across our varied IT estate and the information it provides around software usage has been invaluable to our Global Software Asset Management team, particularly around the ongoing management of our licencing and compliance."
Stella Gauld, WG Global Software Asset Management Team Lead, Global IT Service Assurance
“Snow Software has the tools that provide full visibility into our software deployments and the understanding of our software usage allowing RACQ to manage the full software lifecycle.”
Eamon Ahern Head of ICT Infrastructure, RACQ Operations Pty Ltd.
“Over time the needs of the Software Management team here at UCLAN exceeded the capabilities of our in-house software database. Choosing Snow has made the significant task of maintaining licensing compliance much easier, in addition to providing visibility of all the university software across our large and diverse IT environment. Additional benefits have been realized in our technical team, who now have access to much more effective asset data to support their role in hardware support, and our Service Desk and IT Security...
“Over time the needs of the Software Management team here at UCLAN exceeded the capabilities of our in-house software database. Choosing Snow has made the significant task of maintaining licensing compliance much easier, in addition to providing visibility of all the university software across our large and diverse IT environment. Additional benefits have been realized in our technical team, who now have access to much more effective asset data to support their role in hardware support, and our Service Desk and IT Security teams are also both utilizing it in various ways to assist in their work. “
Clare Lane, Software Licensing Officer, Learning and Information Services
A 100% ROI with savings on just two enterprise applications
“The most important benefits of Snow? I would say it’s a toss-up between being able to generate reports with normalized data and the ability to see true usage.”
Rick Angel, Senior Systems Consultant
Sky benefits from Snow’s automated compliance reporting
"Sky does not see itself as just investing in a product but also the relationship that will enable it to achieve success."
Simon Wong, Software Compliance Manager, Enterprise Software Compliance, Sky
An Effective Recipe for Robust Global License Management
“A key aspect of Snow is the ability to help optimize licenses, specifically transferring spare or under-utilized licenses to where they are most needed. For example, our Chinese operation has just bought 200 Microsoft Office Standard licenses but, at the time, had we had the visibility that Snow provides, we could have potentially transferred licenses from our head office and saved the additional cost. Going forwards, Snow will also help with our future procurement requirements as we will be able to purchase only those licenses needed.”
Pawel Szczepaniak, Software License Manager at AmRest
“At the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust we wanted to invest in our software compliance management process as the legacy solution we had was becoming unreliable and out of date – we were maintaining a spreadsheet of IT assets and associated licenses. To ensure we had a true picture of not only the licensing of our estates but usage too, we agreed that the current process was inadequate and in need of change.
We decided to invest in a dedicated solution that would enable the overall visibility and...
“At the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust we wanted to invest in our software compliance management process as the legacy solution we had was becoming unreliable and out of date. Therefore we decided to invest in a dedicated solution that would enable the overall visibility and centralized management of our licensing allocation, and chose Snow License Manager as we knew the importance of accurate reporting and insight into our estate for proactively managing our assets and only purchase licenses we actually need.”
Neil Moss, Head of Technical Services
Snow imposed process and compliance on acquisitions spree
“I am always confident I get the complete picture from Snow”
SAM Hero Björn Jonasson, IT Infrastructure Architect at Scandic Hotel
"We chose Snow because we wanted to get a full overview of software and hardware across the BMJ estate, as well as ensuring compliance with our licences in our UK and ROW offices."
Aaron Townsend, Head of Service Delivery, BMJ - The Global Healthcare Knowledge Provider
Insight into all Microsoft SPLA licenses thanks to Snow’s analytical tools
“The most important value added for us by Snow is accurate insight into which versions of what software is installed with our customers”
Sven Visser, Managing Partner
Insight paved way for Microsoft renegotiation and savings on maintenance costs
“With Snow, we have found a solution that enables us to have transparency of the costs of various software vendors and licensing models.”
Rainer Oeinck, Snow Hero, INSTA
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment teams up with Snow for savings on IT operations
“Snow has helped us integrate our businesses and made SAM compliance easier and quicker”
Chad Payne, Executive Director IT Operations at KSE
Snow’s strategic capabilities elevates IT to trusted business partner
"I think we made a wise choice. With the amount of information that we get from Snow, I think it was one of the most strategic IT investments we have made."
Abhinav Mittal, IT Governance and Planning Manager
Automation powers $350,000 in software maintenance savings
“Before we got Snow, we didn’t really have a mechanism to track what we owned, what we were using. Or have any idea of where we could better leverage our spend.”
James Milburn, Vistra Energy
“Snow's solution was chosen as quite simply it’s best of breed within its class. It’s not just a SAM solution; tap into the data and it can return you a wealth of information you can utilize within your business”
Ian Kimble, IT Asset Manager
Snow serves Campari a new excellent blend of global control and automation
“A proper SAM Strategy requires a highly-automated solution that easily clarifies challenging topics, like e.g. complex licensing metrics. Snow Software gives us a reliable solution to manage and control both contracts and applications in a geographically distributed environment like ours.”
Lorenzo Mondino, Gruppo Campari Global Infrastructure and Communication Technology Senior Director
Tampa saves $20,000 from harvesting and reutilizing unused software in 12 months
“Snow’s SAM platform enables me to be more effective with less overhead and make savings that can be invested elsewhere.”
David Baird, IT Purchasing Leader, city of Tampa
“I recommended Snow to gain a total holistic view of the IT estate. First, it enables us to be compliant with the large number of software vendors we support and then to progress to cost savings by being in the driving seat when renewals come around.”
David Anderson, Infrastructure Manager
"Our team is responsible for managing and controlling spend on software licensing and ensuring that we are compliant. Snow provided valuable support and guidance which enabled us to quickly establish our Effective License Position and easily access comprehensive compliance information as well giving us actionable data that supports our security and service management."
Karen Le-Beau, Business Planning & Support Manager
IT consultancy puts its own house in order with Snow
“We are delighted we completed our Microsoft true-up in just two weeks, previously it took three months”
SAM Hero, Sean Magner, SAM Consultant, Datacom
“CoSector decided to use Snow because it gives us a dashboard that provides useful management information of our software and hardware assets for budgeting, compliance, automation, and re-allocation of licenses.”
Steve Knibbs, Head of Infrastructure Services
“Insight and the Snow SAM solution have provided Canon with clarity on our license compliance situation, we now have an excellent position in terms of both our software and hardware asset management."
Neil Elson, Manager, Enterprise Operations, Canon
Automated and simplified SAM processes
"Our long-term aim with Snow is to automate and simplify our SAM processes while maintaining an overview of our licensing stock. The solution saves us time and effort, and takes the stress out of preparing for audits and contract negotiations."
SAM Hero Albert Rösch, Head of IT Service Management, GfK
“Ocado Technology uses multiple software applications across multiple operating systems to both run and develop our market leading platforms for grocery retail. Snow's reporting capabilities will make it simple to keep track of applications and their utilization which will enable us to maintain compliance and also demonstrate the value each application brings.”
Steve Bottomley, Head of Enterprise Applications, Ocado
"SNOW has provided on-going support during the deployment of the agent to our client devices and servers. As a company we had a long delay between the server and client deployment (no fault of Snow) and Snow were still there to support and guide us through the process even with the long delay."
“Centralization of licence management is a must for businesses due to the aggressive nature of software audits by software vendors. The additional product sets that can be added to the tool set...
“SNOW have provided on-going support during the deployment of the agent to our client devices and servers. As a company we had a long delay between the server and client deployment (no fault of Snow) and Snow were still there to support and guide us through the process even with the long delay."
Deborah Mulderrig, IT Asset Management Specialist
Symrise uses Snow for proactive and highly automated license management
“Starting with the quick and easy implementation of the Snow Optimizer for SAP software, Snow quickly demonstrated via a proof of concept that its software solutions provide very effective results when handling time-critical licensing requests. At a later stage in rolling out our SAM project, Snow has also helped us quickly analyze our license situation for the Microsoft environment. We feel that Snow Software has provided Symrise with a comprehensive and highly-automated solution for Symrise AG license management.”
Karlheinz Steinsiek, Lead Buyer IT, Symrise AG
Data and insight pave way for new system migrations as well as group-wide commercial and license savings
Just is very excited about using Snow as their main soft/ hardware discovery tool. The discovery data captured will support many IT migrations which are currently running within the organization. Snow will also support the Commercial and SAM team to identify and deliver potential group-wide license and commercial savings before a new contract is negotiated with a vendor. As an organization, we are also very interested in how Snow can support us from a GDPR and compliance perspective by reviewing our existing contracts with vendors in conjunction with our group legal team.
Lee Brown, Commercial & Software Licensing Consultant
“I had looked at Snow a few years ago and thought it was great, but we weren’t in a position to take it forward. However, we have now purchased Snow and it's even better! More features and Snow Automation Platform saves so much time. A product that is solely dedicated to Software Asset Management - it's definitely the best product in the market!”
Julie Wells, IT Service Desk Manager
“Snow is simple to use, we often set new users up and they are using the system literally within minutes without any training or asking for help. Snow License Manager is very flexible, allowing various levels of access for users so it can be tailored to their individual needs.”
Kevin Bradley, Global IT Asset and Procurement Manager
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