TechValidate Research on Asset Management

5 Case Studies


Asset Management Case Study

Large Enterprise Pharmaceuticals Company Achieves Huge ROI in Less Than 4 Months with Flexera

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise pharmaceuticals company is based on a September 2017 survey of Asset Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications gave us the data that enabled us to optimize our SAP named user and indirect access licenses which saved us money and reduced the risk of a costly audit.”

“Flexera helped avoid £15 million of spend in an audit claim for indirect license usage.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Flexera’s Software Asset Management solution:

  • Experienced the following SAP specific business challenges before adopting FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises:
    • Ensuring that their software usage is compliant with their SAP Contract
    • Choosing the most appropriate SAP license type based on usage
  • Knew that they had indirect users but could not calculate how many prior to adopting FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.
  • Spends $5,000,001 to $10,000,000 annually on SAP software.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities that the surveyed company uses:

  • Is currently using the following SAP products or modules:
    • The Supply Chain Management (SCM)
    • The Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Flexera’s Software Asset Management solution:

  • Realized productivity savings of 81-160 hours per month (1/2-1 FTE) after deploying FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.
  • Achieved a return on their investment in FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises in < 4 months.
  • Realized an ROI of >500% for their investment in FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.
  • Saved money using FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications in the following ways:
    • By optimizing named user licenses
    • By reducing fees and true-up costs from audits
    • By optimizing licenses across direct & indirect usages

Asset Management Case Study

Global 500 Professional Services Company Achieves ROI in Less Than 6 Months with Flexera

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 professional services company is based on a September 2017 survey of Asset Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Flexera’s Software Asset Management solution:

  • Experienced the following SAP specific business challenges before adopting FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises:
    • Ensuring that their software usage is compliant to their SAP Contract
    • Choosing the most appropriate SAP license type based on usage
    • Discovering indirect access usage
    • The optimization of indirect access licensing
    • Accurate visibility to license consumption
  • Had identified users with accounts on both SAP and non-SAP systems and could avoid buying multiple licenses prior to adopting FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.
  • Spends $5,000,001 to $10,000,000 annually on SAP software.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities that the surveyed company uses:

  • Is currently using the following SAP products or modules:
    • The Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
    • The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    • The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
    • The Supply Chain Management (SCM)
    • The Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Flexera’s Software Asset Management solution:

  • Realized productivity savings of 1-40 hours per month (0-1/4 FTE) after deploying FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.
  • Achieved a return on their investment in FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises in 4-6 months.

Asset Management Case Study

Small Business Professional Services Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business professional services company is based on a September 2017 survey of Asset Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications gave us the data that enabled us to optimize our SAP named user and indirect access licenses which saved us money and reduced the risk of a costly audit.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Flexera’s Software Asset Management solution:

  • Experienced the following SAP specific business challenges before adopting FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises:
    • Ensuring that their software usage is compliant to their SAP Contract
    • The optimization of indirect access licensing
  • Was able to determine the optimal SAP license type for each indirect-SAP user based on all available information, including their system authorizations & usage history prior to adopting FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of that the surveyed company uses:

  • Is currently using the following SAP products or modules:
    • The Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
    • The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Flexera’s Software Asset Management solution:

  • Realized productivity savings of 1-40 hours per month (0-1/4 FTE) after deploying FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.
  • Achieved a return on their investment in FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises in 9-12 months.
  • Realized a ROI of 26-50% for their investment in FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.
  • Saved money using FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications in the following ways:
    • By having usage data to renegotiate more favorable contracts
    • By reducing fees and true-up costs from audits

Asset Management Case Study

Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company Increases Productivity and Achieves ROI in under 9 Months with Flexera

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise energy & utilities company is based on an October 2017 survey of Asset Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications gave us the data that enabled us to optimize our SAP named user and indirect access licenses which saved us money and reduced the risk of a costly audit.”

“FlexNet has enabled us to understand the real licenses we deployed.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Flexera’s Software Asset Management solution:

  • Experienced the following SAP specific business challenges before adopting FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises:
    • Ensuring that their software usage is compliant to their SAP Contract
    • Choosing the most appropriate SAP license type based on usage
    • Creating detailed reports for internal chargeback
    • Discovering indirect access usage
    • The optimization of indirect access licensing
    • Accurate visibility to license consumption
    • The ability to forecast user license requirements for contract renewals
  • Had no idea if 3rd party systems were connected to SAP data prior to adopting FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.
  • Spends over $10,000,000 annually on SAP software.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of that the surveyed company uses:

  • Is currently using the following SAP products or modules:
    • The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    • The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
    • The Supply Chain Management (SCM)
    • The Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Flexera’s Software Asset Management solution:

  • Realized productivity savings of 41-80 hours per month (1/4-1/2 FTE) after deploying FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.
  • Achieved a return on their investment in FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises in 6-9 months.
  • Realized a ROI of <25% for their investment in FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.
  • Saved money using FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications in the following ways:
    • By having usage data to renegotiate more favorable contracts
    • By optimizing named user licenses
    • By reducing fees and true-up costs from audits
    • By optimizing licenses across direct & indirect usages
    • By reducing the number of licenses needed for our organization
    • By reducing SAP maintenance costs

Asset Management Case Study

Global 500 Telecommunications Equipment Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 telecommunications equipment company is based on an October 2017 survey of Asset Management customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications gave us the data that enabled us to optimize our SAP named user and indirect access licenses which saved us money and reduced the risk of a costly audit.”

“Flexera has enabled automation of system, connection, and consumption related data and provided a platform to have a consolidated reporting solution with minimal effort.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Flexera’s Software Asset Management solution:

  • Experienced the following SAP specific business challenges before adopting FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises:
    • Ensuring that their software usage is compliant to their SAP Contract
    • Choosing the most appropriate SAP license type based on usage
    • The optimization of indirect access licensing
    • Accurate visibility to license consumption
    • The ability to forecast user license requirements for contract renewals
    • Managing package licenses
  • Had identified users with accounts on both SAP and non-SAP systems and could avoid buying multiple licenses prior to adopting FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of that the surveyed company uses:

  • Is currently using the following SAP products or modules:
    • The Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
    • The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    • The Supply Chain Management (SCM)
    • The Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
    • HRMS, ONE

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Flexera’s Software Asset Management solution:

  • Achieved a return on their investment in FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises in > 1 year.
  • Saved money using FlexNet Manager for SAP Applications in the following ways:
    • By having usage data to renegotiate more favorable contracts
    • By optimizing named user licenses
    • By optimizing licenses across direct & indirect usages
    • By reducing the number of licenses needed for our organization



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