Naar een kosteneffectief en compliant IT-landschap

De kans is groot dat ook uw organisatie in opeenvolgende jaren een grote hoeveelheid aan hardware en software verworven heeft, al dan niet inclusief licenties. Niet alleen door eigen aanschaf, maar bijvoorbeeld ook door overnames en fusies. Vaak is er geen overzicht van de aanwezige hardware en software, is het gebruik inefficiënt en levert de IT niet de toegevoegde waarde die ermee te behalen is. De business profi­teert onvoldoende van de mogelijkheden en wordt misschien zelfs wel beperkt in haar commerciële mogelijkheden en innovatiekracht. In veel gevallen is de Total Cost of Ownership van de hardware en software onvoorspelbaar en aanzienlijk hoger dan noodzakelijk. Bovendien loopt u kans op juridische-, financiële- of imagoschade wanneer de afgesloten licenties niet overeenstemmen met het actuele gebruik van de IT.

IT Asset Management: hoe werkt het?

ITAM is een geïntegreerde en resultaatgerichte oplossing voor IT Asset Management. Met ITAM raken we alle cruciale bedrijfsfuncties, van finance en procurement tot HR en IT-product- en servicemanagement. Interne regelgeving, processen, mensen, tools: niets blijft onberoerd. Een uitgebreid ITAM-assessment brengt in beeld in hoeverre uw organisatie de mogelijkheden heeft om zelf effectief IT Asset Management uit te voeren.

CGI IT Asset Management

ITAM Source Data

Having a clean and consolidated overview of the software assets that are in use provides your organization valuable insights. 

Care Solution

The CGI Asset Reporting Engine (CARE) Solution delivers IT Asset Information that allows companies to get in control and stay in control with their IT Assets.

<link naar Factsheet Asset Reporting>

Services

Onze IT Asset Management-aanpak bevat een aantal concrete services die u onafhankelijk of in samenhang bij ons kunt afnemen. 

ITAM Consultancy

IT Asset Management involves most departments within any company (IT, Procurement, HR, etc). Developing and selecting the right policies, processes and tools is essential to any successful IT Asset Management organization.

CGI’s ITAM consultants can advice organizations on all organizational aspects of setting up and optimizing any IT Asset
Management organization.

The ITAM consultancy services delivered are the first steps in setting up a professional ITAM organization that will lead to cost savings and optimizations.

Compliance Assessment

Today’s IT managers are faced with increasing demand for cost optimization, avoid unbudgeted costs and at the same time be relevant to new technologies. License Compliance report checks deployments and license entitlements to achieve continual Cost Savings, Risk Mitigation and assesses readiness to technology transitions.

Audit Support

Software Audits can lead to high and unplanned amounts to be paid. CGI helps with our Audit Defense Strategy

  • to delay or defer a Software Audit
  • to plan the preparation and execution of a Software Audit
  • to perform an internal audit and take actions to minimize the non-compliance
  • to ensure that the efforts to reply to an Software Audit are in reasonable and expected ranges
  • to avoid high and unplanned fines to be paid

During the internal audit (compliance assessment), we will gather information about the contracts, entitlements and usage to create an overview of the License Positioning that can be used in negotiations with the auditors.

Contract Renewal

Software Contracts come with terms and conditions that are often hard to interpret. When a Software Contract is due to expire, the own position should be prepared prior to starting the negotiations with software publishers. ULAs (Unlimited License Agreements) are contract forms that require special attention.

Our ITAM experts can help to get the most value out of a Software Contract by

  • advising how to best utilize the Software within the contract and how to make use of hidden benefits
  • avoiding to pay for unnecessary products and features
  • timely preparing all information needed by the procurement team to enter the Contract Renewal negotiation
  • taking into account changes in the terms and conditions of the Software
  • advising and performing a license scan
  • taking necessary actions to avoid a ULA extension
Hardware Asset Management

Managing your IT Assets requires a sound administration of your IT Assets. Consistency is key to provide information about the assets to employees as well as to central teams. CGI provides Hardware Asset Management, keeping your CMDB up-to-date based on

  • Hardware requests
  • Hardware changes
  • HR changes (leavers, moves)
  • Hardware inventory check

An accurate CMDB is essential for all ITIL processes and it is also key to good Software Asset Management.

<Link naar Factsheet Hardware Asset Management>

License Desk

Each company has IT Assets and needs to purchase licenses. CGI delivers a License Desk that can assist employees with their software requests and queries. Our License Desk:

  • Is aware of the available Software Contracts
  • Has contacts with all major software resellers
  • Keeps your CMDB up-to-date
  • Re-uses licenses that are available from leavers
  • Finds the best quotes that are available
  • Advices on contract vs single licenses
  • Assists employees with software and license related questions
  • Advices employees on free alternatives using our SAR (Software Advice Register) service

<link naar Factsheet License Desk>

IT Modernization

Today’s IT managers are faced with increasing demand for cost optimization, avoid unbudgeted costs and at the same time be relevant to new technologies. License Compliance report checks deployments and license entitlements to achieve continual Cost Savings, Risk Mitigation and assesses readiness to technology transitions.