Major software vendors like Microsoft and Oracle have complex cloud licensing models which can be time consuming to try and navigate accurately and consistently. Not fully understanding how the licensing procedures and operations work can also leave your customers at risk of making a costly mistake when the vendor decides it’s time for an audit.
Let’s face it – licensing hasn’t caught up with the flexibility and mobility of cloud computing.
First Distribution’s License Central Programme makes licensing management easier, freeing both you and your customers up to concentrate on the more important things in your businesses.
A centrally-based system hosted by First Distribution enables you to submit and track your customers’ usage, as well as manage their respective compliance standing. Software asset management has never been easier.
From the 1st to the 10th of every month, partners can submit their software usage on the portal, where a license summary report will be produced, and a quote as well as purchase orders generated accordingly.
Algorithms built into First Distribution’s License Central help configure correct licensing, removing the stress and complexity of licensing for the partner. Partners can then submit their license report to the vendor for a software asset management check and to confirm that the partner is indeed SAM compliant.
As Africa’s only distributor to offer this service, First Distribution’s License Central is just another way SA’s leading distributor for datacentre, enterprise and cloud solutions is adding value and making your business life easier.