Euronet Worldwide – IPR-Insights License Consulting

Euronet Worldwide

Euronet Worldwide, Inc. was founded in 1994 with a mission to bring electronic financial transactions convenience to millions of people. The company starting from Central East Europe, precisely from Hungary, has a worldwide network and considerable results today. IT is centrally managed from Hungary, so the need for software asset management supported by proper tools and experts arose here.

Software and Services

Services provided during the first project:

  • Formulating software asset management strategy as part of IT strategy: in cooperation with IT management, we formulated corporate SAM strategy
  • Launching a software asset management system: we applied and launched SAM-Insights during the project
  • Collecting hardware and software data: automatic data collection through the network, plus manual data collection from so called insulated systems, and from devices exposed to particular risk
  • Identifying unknown software: with the help of the system database, we identified software products used, and unknown files found by the system
  • Processing available licenses and invoices: we collected and registered available licenses and invoices in the SAM system
  • Creating physical license inventory: in accordance with the registration requirements, and considering client?s individual needs we created the system of physical license inventory
  • Comparing software usage with software assets: at the end of the project we compared software usage with software assets, analyzed the reasons of differences, and suggested a solution
  • Training on copyright and liability issues: we trained colleagues responsible for SAM on basics of copyright, and liability issues related with SAM
  • Software asset management training: we trained colleagues responsible for SAM on SAM theory and practice
  • Training on vendor software models: we trained software purchasing colleagues on the relevant licensing models of the strategic vendors

Services provided since closing the first project:

  • Operating and supporting software asset management system: we provide continuous operation and support to the SAM-Insights system launched
  • Continuous SAM-services: we support colleagues responsible for SAM by monthly identifying the new unknown files found by the system, monthlyprocessing new licenses and invoices, and continuously ensuring that new items get into the system, and scrapped ones get out from the registry
  • Annual audit: our consultants working separately from the operational colleagues audit the activities annually
  • Procurement consultancy: occasionally we provide consultancy in planning major software procurements
  • Expert support in negotiations with vendors, settling disputes: we provide regular support in negotiations with different vendors, and we help settling disputes
  • Developing customized licensing data collector: upon client demand, we developed an automated BackUp Exec and MS SQL licensing data collector plugin to SAM-Insights