We turn the pain of a software audit into an effortless SAM assessment — and save our clients millions of dollars in the process.
A Real Fear Factor — If a software audit is looming, you probably see it as an unavoidable nightmare … a painful process that might lead to embarrassment or even unemployment.
Don’t Panic. UMS can help.
We begin with a thorough SAM assessment of your entire software estate. UMS customers know they never need to fear a SAM audit. Here’s why:
1 We show you all the applications you have, and what you are actually using. In some areas, you probably aren’t using all your products. That’s actually good news — that means you can lower your license levels at less cost!
2 We analyze your current publisher agreements. Yes, contracts can be incredibly confusing. But we take you through them line by line, translating complex licensing speak into human terms. After you understand all the details and feel confident in the decisions you’re making, we go to the next step.
3 Armed with the clarity of detailed, accurate data — and your informed perspective and preferences — we act as an objective third party for your audit negotiations. As a “conversational go-between” who is respected by all software publishers, we help explain your licensing position to them. You’ll immediately notice how the conversation between you and the software publisher takes an immediate upswing….and how quickly the situation is resolved.
Our software audit experience is unmatched in the industry.
For nine years, UMS has built a track record of turning potentially painful audits into refreshingly effortless SAM assessments — and saving clients millions in the process.
- New York City. Thanks to UMS, The Big Apple immediately saved over $7 million — and expects to save $50 million in the next five years. Through the process, UMS also helped position the city to easily migrate to the cloud. UMS is also helping them manage their assets in an on-going manner, so whenever they need to know what their software position is, they’ll just print out a report and it’ll be done.
- Media Client. UMS found $2 million in over-licensed copies of Microsoft Office for this $250 million company. Because of a lack of internal tracking procedures, they had been buying a new copy of Office every time a new employee came on board. After identifying this costly oversight, we were able to correct the process.
“During software audits, UMS serves as the interpreter in understanding what the customer’s needs are and what the software publisher’s needs are. We then humanize the discussion and help the two parties come together. In this way, we’ve relieved the pain of audits — and saved millions of dollars for our customers.” — David Burns, COO
When UMS right-sized our software spend, we ended up saving about $23 million.
No matter where in the world our customer is, we can call on UMS who will scale to the job.
Compared to consulting organizations like McKinsey and Gartner, the UMS team provided a deep level of consultation paired with real world data from our environment.
Natural Disasters: We have acquired more than $15 billion in federal grant funding and provided emergency disaster relief services in the wake of some of the largest and most complex disasters in US history.