JYSK goes for LicenseWatch
JYSK and Rene Kristiansen, Manager IT Infrastructure, have gone for LicenseWatch. JYSK is a globally-oriented company that currently has 1,400 stores in 32 countries and 14,000 employees. JYSK's ambition is to be the market leader in everything for the bedroom, bathroom, window, living room and patio.
The Danish brand JYSK stands for credibility – a deal is a deal. So sourcing a software asset management solution was a natural move for us. We were focused on getting an automated solution for guaranteed compliance even if we are continually expanding massively on multiple markets and are represented in many countries.
We use LicenseWatch to keep our license portfolio under control. Via metering, we have a means of checking how many of the licenses installed are actually being used. Our LicenseWatch solution runs on top of a Microsoft SMS solution. The implementation process was relatively fast without many hitches.
With LicenseWatch we are now in a position to cost-optimise our use of software licenses. At the same time, we can ensure that our portfolio of license agreements is optimal in relation to each individual licensor. Based on the quarterly compliance reports, we ensure that we are license-compliant, and we can bring up a statement any time we like. The new LicenseWatch release 4.1 with extended support for business critical infrastructures such as SCCM 2007, improved support for secure communication protocol HTTPS, Multitier software identification, automatic XML import of software licenses/contracts and Full support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008. New functions Automatic XML import of software licenses/contracts Improved support for 64 bit inventory data from SMS ’03 and SCCM ’07 XML export/import of multitier inventory data Full support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Multitier software identification Identifies Microsoft Windows OS OEM/Full products Identifies Microsoft SQL Server differences between Express, Standard and Enterprise Extended support for secure communication protocol HTTPS between server/servers and LicenseWatch agents.