Case Study Porsche Informatik

Better Risk Management + Cost Optimization = SAM

“As a subsidiary of Porsche Holding, one of the largest and most successful car dealerships in Europe, our goal is to produce the best software solutions in the automotive business. Given the many licenses that are required, we have decided together with COMPAREX to implement a Microsoft Software Asset Management baseline project. COMPAREX has carried out the project with great skill and dedication in all respects, providing us with a transparent overview of our licensing status and, at the same time, allowing us to optimize costs.” Download the case study

Anton Spitzer Head of Infrastructure Services, Porsche Informatik, Austria

Porsche Holding Salzburg is one of the largest and most successful car dealerships in Europe with locations in 21 European countries, China and Columbia. For over four decades, Porsche Informatik, the IT branch of Porsche Holding Salzburg, has been supporting the brands of the Volkswagen Group with customized, highly integrated software solutions that increase the efficiency as well as the profitability of its customers.

Customer: Porsche Informatik

Branch: Automobile wholesale and retail business

Services: SAM baseline project on licensing plausibility

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Porsche Informatik has a large base of installed Microsoft licenses and maintains a considerable volume of framework contracts for them. Due to complicated license metrics and licensing methods, over and under-licensing can quickly occur, needlessly using up the IT budget and incurring significant secondary costs in the event of an audit.

Porsche Informatik decided to implement a Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) baseline project with COMPAREX, providing them with the current license status, which is officially reported to Microsoft in the form of a licensing statement.

COMPAREX executed the software asset management baseline project, in close collaboration with controlling, IT system engineering and IT management of Porsche Informatik. The objective was to check for over or under-licensing and introduce preventive measures so that budgets were maximized and software licensing was in balance.

As part of the project assigned to COMPAREX licensing experts, Porsche brought preventive transparency to its licensing base. It was then possible to adjust over-licensed areas in order to save costs. The group was also able to reduce the risk of erroneous or underlicensing and, consequently, costly re-licensing in the event of a license audit by Microsoft.

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