SQLI is an international agency dedicated to digital consumer experience and specialised in the design, implementation, global deployment and operation of Unified Commerce platforms. Uniquely positioned at the crossroads of consulting, marketing and technology, SQLI’s teams of experts provide long-term support to major European companies and brands in developing their sales and reputation as well as their effectiveness by reinventing the customer, partner and employee experience.

 

Initial situation

 

Organising SQLI into a network of geographically distributed independent agencies created inconsistencies between agencies in terms of licensing management. The licence purchase policy was decentralised with specific configurations whereby each SQLI agency used different tools without any global oversight by subscribing to local contracts for similar software publishers.

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The solution

 

Bechtle Comsoft's teams of Cloud specialists and SAM consultants supported the client by advising it regarding the acquisition and implementation of multi-publisher solutions (Microsoft, Adobe, Jetbrains, etc.). Bechtle Comsoft organised user workshops with the developer teams and users to help them better understand the versions and specific features of the licences selected, and then to pool their subscriptions into the right sort of contract. We also helped the client to monitor licence contracts so that the IT department had a global view of all the group's licences with team-based management of the portal.

Results

 

Cost rationalisation, economies of scale and risk reduction have emerged in concrete form through group contracts with major vendors such as Microsoft and Adobe. Today, support continues as licensing and rules of use continue to evolve.

By working with Bechtle Comsoft, SQLI was able to improve the governance of its software licences and contracts

  Bechtle Comsoft has been managing our IT infrastructure and projects for about ten years and we are highly satisfied with the quality of their services. Their teams are always responsive and their advice meets our needs and helps to guarantee our efficiency.

 

Alexandre Chaufournier

Group CIO at SQLI