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Software Advisory Services

For procurement and IT personnel who need to develop and execute a software strategy for traditional hardware or legacy software OEMs, WWT’s Software Advisory Services can help.

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.

  • Confidently enter software agreements rightsized for your business needs
  • Secure the most appropriate, pricing-protected contract structure for the products most critical to your organization
  • Increase purchasing power by pooling software needs across departments
  • Customize the scope of Adoption Services to accelerate software utilization
  • Reduce OEM overlap in spend from bundled software purchases


 

A new way to think about EAs


What We Do

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.
 

How We Help

How We Help


Neutral Guidance from a Trusted Advisor

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.

Business Use Case Development

Our Software Advisors can help develop EA use cases that support your IT and business strategies. Factors that influence business case development include your:

  • Current technology commitments
  • Historical approach to asset procurement
  • Existing technology initiatives and projects likely to impact consumption

We’ll build a strong business case, assess your current strategy, align your teams behind a technology roadmap, and analyze all related financial considerations.

 

Plan for the Future

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.

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