Out-of-the box functionality and strong relationship win the day
“We like the out-of-the-box functionalities of Snow but what clinched it for us was Snow’s management of the relationship”
Katherine Brough Software Asset Management Project Lead
“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
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
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
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
“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
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
Al-Futtaim Group (AFG) streamlines SAP® licensing with Snow
“Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software enabled Al-Futtaim Group to significantly reduce SAP system administration time and annual license costs. By automating a number of processes, we have been able to optimize our SAP licenses with the minimal effort.”
Sandeep Vengsarker, IT Director Al Futtaim Group
“Sealed Air are pleased to announce that after extensive evaluation of the SAM technologies and vendors, we have selected Snow Software. We believe that this investment will give us full visibility and control across our hardware and software estates, reducing cost and driving efficiencies across our global business.”
Colin Ryder, Executive Director, IS Service Management Office, Sealed Air
Wihuri gains control of its licenses with Snow Optimizer for SAP® Software
"Manually monitoring SAP licenses took five to six people from our business units and internal IT department. This was quite difficult as each business unit was managing the user IDs themselves. As a result, there wasn’t a method for tracking the number of user IDs and we had to perform regular system measurements to get an idea of the real situation."
Klaus Kivelä, IT Manager, Wihuri
SAM is the best line of defense when it comes to licensing and compliance
“Snow has made the difference; it’s helped us formalize the processes and achieve the business benefits of optimizing our estate.”
Christian Björkly-Nordström, Global License Compliance Manager, Saab
“Software Provider wanted $1M. It walked away with nothing!”
“Be creative and be open to the concept of using Snow, because it’s an engine and it has a lot of capability that you can find practical applications for.”
The Company’s Software Asset Manager has been decisive in the success of Snow, and has made it his mission to exploit its potential to the fullest. He advises other users not to be intimidated by the solution, but to experiment with it.
TRUSTED DATA MEANS FAST AUDITS
In just two weeks, SoftwareONE was able to prove to the auditor and Microsoft that the true-up amounted to approximately AUS $100,000 (US $76,000) – representing a difference of AUS $1.6 million from the Auditor’s original calculation
Thulsi Williams, SAM Analyst SoftwareONE
“Implementation as promised, quick return on investment during audit....I have be involved with three other SLO tool rollouts and this has been the best I have seen. The support during the implementation was high and within two months we saw real value during an audit. Snow’s audit support with SAP has been spot on.”
Senior Manager IT, VMO, A Global Mining Corporation
Arla Foods chooses Snow Software for a centrally managed license system
"Licensing is a complex challenge for Arla Foods because of the geographic and departmental spread of our users and devices. From a central perspective, having a system that is able to categorize and present data in a compelling way is important, as it gives us that central control we need without adding further complexity."
Jan Lynge Jakobsen, Senior IT Specialist, License and Procurement, Arla Foods
Building a Sound Foundation for Software Asset Management
"Snow License Manager is good because of its simplicity, providing a good overview quickly."
Erwin Sparreboom, Head of IT Strategy, Sourcing & Vendor Management, SBM Offshore
Snow helps us ensure compliance at all times and avoid unnecessary costs
“Right from the outset (with a PoC), Snow Optimizer for SAP Software gave us a very good understanding of our optimization potential which swayed our decision to fully implement the solution so we could effectively manage our SAP estate. Snow helps us ensure compliance at all times and avoid unnecessary costs.”
Christian Brentrup, SAP Basis Administrator, Beumer GmbH
Edelmann achieves savings of around € 32,000
“Before we deployed Snow’s solutions, we lacked visibility into our software estate – used and unused licenses. This cost us a lot of time and money. By implementing the SAM platform, we were able to optimize our software installations and licenses, and provide our license manager with a suitable solution to help him in his daily work. We were able to achieve savings of around €32,000. In addition, resources have been freed up which we can reuse elsewhere.”
Ulrich von Waechter, Director IT, Business Processes and Materials Management, Edelmann GmbH
Large Italian milk producer chooses Snow to optimize licences in its growing software estate.
“The combination of our very competent partner SoftwareONE, and the highly automated functionalities of Snow’s Software Asset Management platform created a unique winning formula. We had spent a lot of time investigating the right solution to manage complicated licensing scenarios and Snow more than others met our requirements. A huge benefit has been the integration of managing our SAP environment into the same project with a certified-SAP native solution.”
Massimiliano Cusumano, CIO Granarolo Group
Snow secures MAN-sized cost savings for FTSE 250 Investment specialist
"Being able to use a single SAM solution to manage all our software, from desktop applications like Microsoft and Adobe, to optimizing datacenter server licensing for Oracle and VMWare, is incredibly powerful and means we can provide consistent management reporting proving compliance and the monthly cost savings achieved."
Mark Duffy Software and Communications Category Manager, Man Investments
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