Licensing renewals don’t have to be complex
When Alex Meek joined The Kennel Club as Head of IT, the IT department was in a period of transition. Upon joining the organisation, Alex began implementing a clearly defined IT strategy, with the aim to modernise, increase efficiency, and support further business growth.
In addition to this, Alex quickly noticed that the organisation was fast approaching the end of a three year Microsoft licensing agreement. This posed a compliance risk for the organisation, which Alex was keen to avoid in order to maintain The Kennel Club’s high standards and positive reputation.
Since a like-for-like renewal of the Microsoft licenses was quoted at a cost of £90k, Alex decided that that it was time for the organisation to review all of its existing licenses in order to ensure compliance across the board, and to save money where possible.
Due to the scale of the project, the complex nature of software licensing, the bespoke IT systems within the organisation, and the tight deadlines involved, The Kennel Club required specialist support to complete the renewal process.