For many businesses, the proper handling of software licenses can be a time-consuming issue. While software can be the lifeblood of any organization, the proper licensing of it can create major headaches for a company’s IT staff. Software Licenses come in many configurations; out of the box, OEM, volume licenses, SaaS, and enterprise licensing are just a few of the different types of licenses most businesses will require, to be in compliance. Just understanding the differences can be a daunting challenge, and effectively managing software licensing has become an integral part of every company’s IT requirements.
WheelHouse Solutions knows how to properly configure your software licensing, based on your company’s specific requirements. Utilizing our software licensing services can often result in significant savings, for the exact same software application, then you would be able to get on your own. Effectively managing software licenses is critical to every company, ensuring increased efficiency, reduced risk, legal compliance, and cost savings.
Small to medium size businesses, who don’t have a dedicated IT staff, to handle software licensing, are taking a risk with licensure compliance. When you don’t have an IT staff, who are up to date with software license requirements, you run a significant risk of becoming noncompliant, by both the software developer and federal law. Failure to be compliant can result in hefty fines, for your business, from the software company and the governing agencies, who oversee compliance.
Another risk of having incorrect licensing is that the software may stop working, without warning, interrupting your business, if you have installed the software on too many computers, or have too many users. Allowing WheelHouse Solutions to provide software licensing services reduces your company’s exposure to risk, by shifting that burden to us. Our software licensing team is responsible for knowing which licenses are required, by law, for the many governing agencies. We’re also well-versed in getting the appropriate license, from the manufacturer, for your specific use. The result is that you’re not only feeling safer, but your system is actually more secure.
Just keeping track of what kind of license is associated with each software program, on every device, can be a full-time job, all on its own. Effectively managing those licenses requires a significant amount of time and effort. Using cost-effective methods, such as open or volume licensing, our software management team can greatly reduce the time and effort your business spends on installing, updating and managing software. This allows your employees to do what they do best: grow your business.
One of the most important benefits that WheelHouse provides is the ability to reduce your software costs. Not only does your company save money, by reducing your risks and liabilities, but it also allows you to purchase only the licenses you need. We’ll ensure your business has the proper number of licenses and the proper types of licenses. For example, if you have a small company, with 20 computers, you may not need an enterprise level license, which not only far exceeds your needs, but will also far exceed your budget.
WheelHouse Solutions can also provide services that ensure business continuity and disaster recovery, as it pertains to your company’s software licensing. Part of business continuity is a good disaster recovery plan and having the right licenses in place can go a long way in ensuring that your business is not interrupted, due to unforeseen circumstances. For example, with the right software licenses, you can move a running application, from one virtual server to another, without experiencing any downtime or loss of functionality. As well, in the case of a disaster, such as the loss of a server, the ability to get the appropriate software running, as quickly as possible, is essential to your business continuity.
In summary, the benefits of outsourcing your software licensing services to WheelHouse Solutions are numerous. They include reduced risk and financial liability for your business, saving your employees’ time, reducing unnecessary spending on unneeded licensing levels and, most importantly, fewer headaches for your IT staff.
Wheelhouse Solutions provides Software as a Service throughout the country We invite you to contact us at 314-492-2506 for information about Software as a Service. We’ll work with you to develop a solution that will meet your needs now, as well as provide for future growth and flexibility.