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SoftwareONE Named to CRN’s 2016 Solution Provider 500 List

Thought-Leadership by Lawrence Schwartz
on June 9, 2016

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We are proud to announce our fifth consecutive year on the Channel Resource News’ (CRN) Solution Provider 500 List. SoftwareONE has steadily climbed the ranks since CRN began exclusively publishing its SP500 list in 2012, breaking into the Solution Provider space at #47 in 2012 and now achieving the #14 spot.

Reconciling the technology of tomorrow with the needs of today

As said by Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, ““The 2016 Solution Provider 500 represent a total, combined revenue of over $334 billion—a testament to their success in keeping pace with the rapidly changing demands of today’s IT market. This prestigious list recognizes those companies with the highest revenue and serves as a valuable industry resource for vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with. We congratulate each of the Solution Provider 500 companies and look forward to their continued success.”

At SoftwareONE, we’re constantly evaluating the real-world efficacy of tomorrow’s technology while catering to the needs of customers today. In other words, we adapt our service delivery as future innovations present themselves, but at the same time most customers need a solution that allows them to immediately “plug and play”.

So how exactly are we adapting our service delivery to accommodate future innovations while enabling customers to “plug and play” today?

PyraCloud – Global software procurement, license agreement management, and cloud usage transparency

PyraCloud is a SoftwareONE-developed platform that, from a high-level, allows organizations to do two primary things:

  1. Completely manage the end-to-end lifecycle of their software assets, from procurement through to renewal.

  1. Gain financial transparency on the usage of Microsoft Azure in order to support fiscal budget planning. Click here to view an overview video on PyraCloud's Azure Consumption Module.

AzureSimple – Optimize your Azure deployments through transparent estimation, consumption, and usage forecasting

To mitigate the challenges of maintaining visibility on your Azure usage, we developed a centralized package that simplifies your license agreement and ensures successful adoption of Microsoft Azure.

AzureSimple from SoftwareONE combines three core components to support the successful long-term adoption of Microsoft Azure.

  1. Azure Technology Roadmapping – Professional consultation to ensure successful delivery of Azure.

  2. An MPSA agreement – A zero-dollar commitment for Azure under a single licensing contract.

  3. PyraCloud Azure Consumption – Accurately forecast your Azure budget based on robust analytics, enabling the transparency you need to make intelligent resource allocation decisions.

Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) – Helping you transition to Office 365 while receiving the ongoing technical support and predictable billing cycles

The Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) model is an agreement option for customers to purchase Microsoft subscription products with included bundled support provided by SoftwareONE Technology Services. Instead of reaching out directly to Microsoft support, customers can escalate issues directly to SoftwareONE to obtain the support they need.

A couple extra benefits that make CSP attractive to our customers:

  • Monthly billing to mitigate balloon costs of volume licensing agreements

  • SoftwareONE’s global presence ensures localized support

  • Management of legacy applications and ongoing compliance requirements

Software Portfolio Management – Deliver your IT vision with greater confidence and clarity

Software Portfolio Management’s (SPM) proven enterprise methodology combines the three core competencies of compliance, commercial, and technology to ensure your unique business needs are cost effectively roadmapped for tomorrow’s evolving IT landscape.

Compliance and Governance Services

Delivering more Software Asset Management (SAM) projects globally than any other partner, SoftwareONE’s compliance expertise provides the most strategic, credible and reliable processes and procedures in the industry while maintaining a vendor-agnostic approach by:

  • Maximizing ROI by reharvesting underutilized assets and consolidating overlicensed products.

  • Rationalizing the applications deployed on end-user devices.

  • Identifying potential compliance risks and defining audit mitigation strategies.

Commercial and Procurement Services

SoftwareONE’s Commercial and Procurement Services help customers make intelligent investment decisions by managing software demand, optimizing software licensing spend, rationalizing the supplier portfolio by:

  • Identifying the ideal licensing scenario for your organization’s long-term IT strategy.

  • Leveraging our strong publisher relationships as your dedicated vendor spend manager.

  • Utilizing our homegrown PyraCloud platform to efficiently procure and manage your software assets throughout the entire software lifecycle.

Technology Services

Our comprehensive Technology Services deliver a 6-phased consultative approach to ensure your IT roadmap is optimized for the long-term.

  • Envision your ideal technical landscape.

  • Assess the capabilities of your current environment.

  • Align the appropriate solution to your business objectives.

  • Design your ideal environment by providing the necessary processes, procedures and tools.

  • Transition your IT environment to the designed technical solution.

  • Improves continuously by providing the raw data critical to the maintenance of your IT infrastructure.

Would you like to learn more about how SoftwareONE can assist with your current and future software portfolio and IT needs? Then click here and one of our specialists will reach out to you.

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