Our Software Advisors help you make informed decisions by creating a model for enterprise agreement (EA) evaluation that considers your unique business goals and strategy, current challenges, planned technology initiatives and financial implications.
A new way to think about EAs
Extend Software Strategies to Hardware-focused Technologies
While many businesses have a team tasked with developing and executing software licensing strategies, it’s unlikely that OEMs with a more traditional hardware focus (and even some legacy software OEMs) fall within this team's standard purview.
Our Software Advisors have deep expertise across such OEMs and can augment your software strategies by addressing EA-related considerations. We'll create licensing scenarios that inform your EA decision-making and enable a holistic view of your software licensing options — whether you end up purchasing through an EA or other vehicle.
Our Software Advisory Services exemplify our commitment to functioning as a trusted advisor. We know our value relies on our ability to provide vendor-neutral support in enabling insights and improving decision-making. As such, we strive to combine our OEM expertise with a commitment to supporting you as an independent third party in all engagements.
Our Software Advisors can help develop EA use cases that support your IT and business strategies. Factors that influence business case development include your:
We’ll build a strong business case, assess your current strategy, align your teams behind a technology roadmap, and analyze all related financial considerations.
Our Software Advisors also take into account your future plans to better understand predictable and incremental cost factors.
For example, if you’re planning to deploy 2,000 licenses over the next two years, but only want to deploy 1,000 in year one, it wouldn’t benefit you to start your EA with 2,000 licenses.
By consolidating scattered software licenses into a single VMware ELA, organizations can reduce costs, streamline management and increase deployment agility.
What is a software license? Are there different types? Why is this an important topic? How is Cisco's approach unique? Read on to find out.