Centennial signs London Scottish Bank
05 December 2007 | 2012 views | 0
Source: Centennial Software
Centennial Software, a leading developer of IT asset discovery and software asset management solutions, today announced London Scottish Bank, the specialist financial services company, has purchased 700 licences of Centennial SAM.Suite to help audit and manage software and licenses on all desktops and laptops across the organisation.
As well as helping to maintain compliance with software licensing laws and regulatory requirements, London Scottish Bank will also use Centennial SAM.Suite to improve the management of software assets, cancel unnecessary software licences and transfer licences where new orders are received, which it expects will lead to considerable cost savings within the first year of use.
London Scottish Bank employs over 2,000 staff, who operate in a range of markets. From an IT perspective, this translates to the management of IT assets distributed over 70 different sites across the UK. The Bank was finding this increasingly time consuming, so needed a solution that would provide complete visibility of its network.
William Hewish, IT Director, London Scottish Bank said: "We have always been very diligent in our software licensing efforts. However, tracking all assets across so many sites was becoming more and more challenging. We chose Centennial SAM.Suite, as it will greatly simplify and speed up a previously lengthy manual process. It will also help us make significant savings on all our software."
London Scottish Bank will also be using Centennial SAM.Suite to help drive the adoption of ITIL processes within its Service Desk. By making detailed information on installed software and hardware assets visible within the Service Desk system, SAM.Suite will enable the Bank to improve first-time fix rates and therefore improve its customer service. Looking forward, the visibility that Centennial SAM.Suite will bring will assist in future investment and project decisions.
Matt Fisher, VP Marketing, Centennial Software said: "We are delighted to be working so closely with London Scottish Bank, to help it save time and deliver cost savings on the road to ITIL. It is hugely encouraging to see an organisation of London Scottish Bank's status taking software asset management so seriously and we look forward to a healthy working relationship."
Centennial SAM.Suite is an integrated solution that comprises Centennial Discovery for full visibility of hardware and software assets across the network and Centennial License Management for electronically capturing, validating and reconciling software license entitlements.
In addition to purchasing SAM.Suite, which comprises Centennial Discovery and Centennial License Manager, London Scottish Bank also purchased Discovery.Visual for network mapping and a subscription to the vendor's Software Information Portal, to help the Bank better understand the nature of the many applications on its network.