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Control and Reduce Spend with

our Software and Cloud 

Contract Optimizer Services 

Expert, in-depth insight and data analytics

spend optimization and risk prevention,

for your most important software agreements

On Premise -  SaaS - IaaS - Cloud - Microsoft - IBM - SAP - Oracle - Redhat - and more

Getting control of software contracts can seem an impossible task.

Renewals can take months, due to poor visibility into existing usage and future demand.

 

This reactive approach often leads to wasted spend & expensive licensing risks.

Savings?    Optimization?    Risks?    New Demand?

PROACTIVELY MANAGED

SOFTWARE CONTRACTS

VENDOR

Our commercial vendor experts will help you plan and deliver the best renewal possible by leveraging their expertise.

COMMERCIAL

See at any time, what you have used, need for the future and have remaining. Stop waiting months for a snapshot an get control. 

FINANCIAL

Cost control, reduction and future spend forecasting. Stop unexpected and wasted spend on software.

BUSINESS

Track your projects and business areas that are using allocated licenses, tracking requirements and value, preventing risks.

DATA

Continually tracked data that is maintained, not lost after renewal. Capture the right data at source.

DEMAND

Capture project, people and requirements early. Influence, optimize and ensure usage is within T&Cs and restrictions.

With our award winning platform, consultants and partners, 

Astute will help you get control of your software contracts

Optimize a contract, reduce your spend and risk
RIGHT SIZED RENEWALS

Simple, rightsized renewals,

every time.

LICENSE RISK PREVENTION

Identifying potential over-use before it happens and leaves you exposed.

COST CONTROL GOVERNANCE

No more overspend, poor control or visibility.

REDUCE HIGH SOFTWARE COST

Stop unnecessary spending, optimize what you have and what you need.

GET AHEAD OF DEMAND

Forecast future demand to enable earlier and more proactive planning.

CONTRACT VALUE DASHBOARD

Visibility, control and analytics within our live value driven dashboard. 

How we do it

Only Astute backs contract and renewal support with proactive, lasting management. Our expert team is always tracking value, reducing your risk, and enforcing best practice, and our platform means risk is identified and eliminated earlier, while demand is centralized for more accurate usage forecasting and maximized value. 

CONTRACT BASELINE
GET IN CONTROL
OPTIMIZE

Commercial,

financial and utilization baseline

Value based

continuous utilization tracking

Control, influence and

 leverage demand

Cost Optimized &

Risk free deployments

Contract Optimization

Plan and delivery

Live Contract Dashboard

Value / Risk Focus

Optimization Services

Short project to work with you and your business, assessing the validity of possible savings and methods for delivery.

Vendor Saving Assessment

Single Contract Service

Vendor Saving Delivery

A service for a single contract where we help manage your contract throughout the life of the agreement, controlling demand, tracking usage and value, preventing risk and supporting your negotiation strategy.

Delivery project based on output of Assessment project, supporting and guiding your business to achieve savings. 

Single Contract Service +

A service for a single contract where we help manage your contract throughout the life of the agreement, controlling demand, tracking usage and value, preventing risk and supporting your negotiation strategy.

Vendor Saving Delivery

Delivery project based on output of Assessment project, supporting and guiding your business to achieve savings. 

Contract Baseline

Help you understand what you have used so far from your agreement, capturing all of the important business information and IT detail points. We will interpret and load your agreement into the Contract Optimizer platform, capturing the key terms, restrictions and use rights to ensure compliant usage. 

Why work with Astute?
  • No software vendor kick backs, trust worthy, independent experts.

  • Get access to the best resources to support your contract optimization activities.

  • Our experts have saved over $500m whilst working in Pharma, Banking, Public sector, manufacturing, Water Industry and more.

  • Our solutions drive measurable and tangible results for you. We start with a single vendor, so its low cost to prove the value.

  • Drawing on our specialist experience, effective processes, and award-winning technology, we’ll become active partners at every stage of the software life cycle.

Transform your software contract approach with the right
People
  • Experts in complex licensing on any scale

  • Independent from the vendors

  • Deep understanding of vendor tactics and technology

  • Over $500 million saved to date

Process
  • Proven best practice from forecasting to ongoing governance

  • A structured process for monitoring and managing software

  • In-depth understanding of vendor contract processes

Technology
  • A comprehensive dashboard for your software licensing deals

  • Visibility over current and future value in your contract

  • Accurate forecasting to inform procurement decisions

Get in touch

We would love to help you get control of your software spend with a problem causing vendor.

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