June 09 2015: Deloitte Belgium and Snow Software announced a global alliance effective from June 1, 2015 to offer Software Asset and License Management services to the worldwide market. The global alliance for SAM represents a logical step forward from an existing relationship where Deloitte employed Snow technologies to deliver specialist SAM services for SAP software and licensing. The new agreement extends to cover all major software publishers and platforms.
“Licensing models become more complex over time and the pace of changes in technology increases year after year. However, the requirement to stay in compliance with software contracts remains. While many companies increased their efforts to stay in control of their IT assets, they also struggled to obtain the required specialist knowledge to do so. The complexity, along with the continuous need for education on SAM concepts and product license terms, not only for the SAM team but also for the interfacing functions, puts a significant burden on an organisation,” said Diederik Van der Sijpe, Partner at Deloitte.
Deloitte has more than 800 dedicated Software License and Asset Management professionals around the world. The relationship with Snow Software provides Deloitte the ability to provide end-to-end services to the market, assisting customers to optimize their software spend and manage their software estate. This meets the advice of leading analyst firms which suggest that organizations seek out full end-to-end SAM services covering all products and vendors, following the organization’s internal governance processes.
As SAM becomes more vital for all types of organization, companies are discovering that the key to success is combining deep software asset and licensing knowledge with a successful SAM platform. Combining Snow’s technology with Deloitte’s licensing expertise, organizations will get the best of both worlds, with the ability to proactive manage complex environments and build a SAM team to reflect their needs, budget and experience.
“We are excited to add Snow Software to our SAM alliances. By teaming together we look forward to providing our diverse client base with holistic solutions to tackle their Software Asset Management climate,” added Diederik Van de Sijpe.
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A leading audit and consulting practice in Belgium, Deloitte offers value added services in audit, accounting, tax and legal, consulting and financial advisory services.
In Belgium, Deloitte has more than 2,900 employees in 10 locations across the country, serving national and international companies, from small and middle-sized enterprises, to public sector and non-profit organizations. The turnover reached 370 million euros in the financial year 2014.
The Belgian firm is a member of the international group Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, an organization of independent member firms devoted to excellence in providing professional services and advice.
We are focused on client service through a global strategy executed locally in more than 150 countries. With access to the deep intellectual capital in the region of 201,400 people worldwide, our member firms (including their affiliates) deliver services in various professional areas covering audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services. Our member firms serve over one-half of the world’s largest companies, as well as large national enterprises, public institutions, and successful, fast-growing global companies. In 2014, DTTL’s turnover reached over $34.2 billion.
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.
About Snow Software
Snow’s mission is to stop organizations paying too much for the software they use, today and tomorrow.
Whether it’s through lack of control, poor understanding or compliance failures, Snow believes that organizations today end up paying too high a price for their software.
To bring transparency and fairness to the consumption and licensing of software across the network, Snow provides on-premise and cloud-based Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions that safeguard the US $320 billion spent each year on enterprise software: ensuring organizations realize the full benefit of optimized licensing for all software publishers.
Today, more than 4,900 organizations around the world rely on Snow’s SAM platforms to manage software licensing across more than ten million devices, from mobiles to desktops, datacenters to the cloud.
For more information, visit www.snowsoftware.com