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Rentokil Initial plc Sets Global Licencing Standards with ManageSoft’s Software Asset Management

Identification of Duplicated Spend on Software Licences Represents a future saving of Six Figures

Maidenhead, United Kingdom. 11th August 2008. ManageSoft, the leading supplier of Enterprise Software Management solutions has today announced it has assisted Rentokil Initial plc in reducing its overspend on licences, allowing it to adhere to legal requirements and regulatory compliance and providing it with a complete overview of its IT situation across the entire estate. The company has recently completed an implementation of ManageSoft’s Enterprise Compliance Manager (ECM) software that has seen Rentokil identify duplication of software licences representing a future saving of six figures.

Brian Kinsella, CIO at Rentokil highlights one of his many challenges. “Over recent years Rentokil Initial had acquired and disposed of a large number of businesses. Historically software acquisitioning was completed on a local basis. We did not have a clear understanding of our estate in terms of compliance or numbers. We needed to get controls in place as quickly as possible.”

As one of the largest business services companies in the world, IT plays an integral part in the smooth running of Rentokil Initial, it allows the company to stay competitive and maintain innovation - however being such a large organisation also means its IT infrastructure is incredibly complex. Implementing ManageSoft’s ECM allowed the company to combine asset inventory, software usage, contract terms, purchase order data, and licence compliance management.

Its ‘savings engine’ optimised a wide range of inputs, as well as ensuring enterprise-wide licence compliance. It reports any licence breaches, under/over licence situations, unmanaged /unauthorised software, and software usage per application, per location or across the enterprise. The optimisation unit reports potential cost savings considering purchase terms, pending maintenance renewals, software allocation and licence types used.

Martyn Howe, Director of IT Services at Rentokil Initial commented, “Once the implementation of ManageSoft’s SAM tool was in place, we found we were significantly over licensed. Whilst we suspected there would be some lever of over licensing, we were surprised at the level it had reached. Our over subscription in the UK represents a six figure sum alone. We have now introduced a freeze on licence purchasing in the UK until the over subscription has been consumed.”

Patrick Gunn, Director of Sales for ManageSoft in EMEA said, “Software Asset Management and Licence Management are key components to successful IT asset management, and once implemented provides quantifiable business value. It allows organisations to track what software is being used versus what licences have been purchased and make informed decisions on software acquisitions and retirement. Our work with Rentokil Initial is a prime example of the immediate ROI that can be delivered after implementation of SAM.”

About ManageSoft

ManageSoft is the leading supplier of Enterprise Software Management solutions for asset recognition, license entitlement, purchase optimisation, and software/OS deployment. Its solutions enable a quick asset, contract, and entitlement baseline to be established, immediate notification of compliance drift from policies and terms, and recommendations for resolution. All its products are based on open industry SAM, ISO and ITIL standards and ManageSoft contributes to defining future standards with membership in FAST, itSMF, BSA, and Microsoft SAM, IBSMA, IAITAM. ManageSoft has developed key business partner relationships with Microsoft (Gold Certified), VMWare and Siemens. The European headquarters is based in Maidenhead, UK.


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