NPI’s SaaS License Optimization Assessment is a proven, painless and fast way to cut SaaS costs. Using standard inputs from your existing applications and tools, NPI performs a detailed analysis to identify specific, actionable cost reduction opportunities in two categories:
Right-size License Assignments
NPI optimizes cost by matching the best license type to each user based on task/role/utilization. We perform deep-dive analysis into actual usage to quantify the financial benefit of rightsizing the license type for each user. The guidance NPI provides enables you to rapidly switch individual users to more cost-effective licenses.
Liberate License Currency
NPI helps you liberate inactive licenses for redeployment (vs. additional license purchase to fulfill new license distribution) and to reduce demand at true-up or renewal time. We apply multiple filters to actual usage data to identify licenses that can be reclaimed including inactive users, multiple licenses assigned to a single user, ex-employee and ex-contractor users, “no-pulse” users (e.g. printers, conference rooms), and more.
Upon completion of the analysis, NPI delivers a report that specifies user-level license reclamation and right-sizing recommendations that can be quickly and easily implemented.
NPI recommends that SaaS License Management & Optimization Assessment occur at least once a year for large enterprises that have a lot of human capital change. And they are particularly important as SaaS renewals approach – establishing an accurate, optimized usage baseline as input to demand definition for the renewal agreement is critical for cost control.