Crayon, the global leader in software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing, and associated consulting services, has reached an agreement with Cloud specialist, Cloudamour, to provide its extensive licensing services to Cloudamour customers in the countries in which it operates.
Those businesses attempting to truly embrace the cloud through Cloudamour will be able to use Crayon’s subscription services to understand where assets are, analyse current spending on these and ensure that they are only purchasing the correct licenses going forward so that they’re optimised for their journey to the cloud. This means Cloudamour will be able to leverage its services from a migration implementation support perspective into Crayon services in the UK.
As the Microsoft World Cloud Partner of the Year, Cloudamour is looking to sustain its rapid growth and position as a disrupter in the cloud space, viewing Crayon as an integral part of this going forward. The deal between the two allows customers to truly connect the cloud with licensing and ensure they have the right products, are truly optimising them, and most importantly are compliant.
Customers will now be able to use new productivity tools available to them to increase the efficiency of the business, reduce costs and drive business growth. This is particularly important for larger clients with over 250 seats, as complicated licensing needs to be strategically planned out in advance of the move to the cloud.
Mitchell Feldman, CEO, Cloudamour, explains, “I think we’re giving Crayon the benefit of our experience and knowledge in cloud and in return they provide us with their expertise in software asset management, so ultimately the client is the winner. As a result, customers can enjoy complete and full deployment of the software that they’re purchasing, delivered in the most cost-effective way. One of the beauties of cloud subscription is that you are completely future-proofing the business from both a licensing and technology point of view, so it’s a win-win on both sides.”
Continues Feldman, “The jewel in the crown for us is that as a company, in order for us to scale, we wanted to have someone who can demystify the black art of licensing. We want to stick to what we’re best at, so we’ve aligned with Crayon as we knew they could do that, make sure that we’re asking all the right questions and ultimately make sure that our clients get most value. Licensing forms an intrinsic part of realising the true cost-savings of cloud.”
Adds Gareth Johnson, CEO, Crayon UK: “The partnership agreement with Cloudamour will allow us to bring a wealth of cloud deployment and consulting services to our UK customers, as well as providing the perfect enhancement to Crayon’s core SAM and licensing optimisation offerings.
“In addition, we look forward to helping Cloudamour customers truly optimise their technology estates utilising Crayon’s deep volume licensing skill sets and unique Software Asset Management programme, the only structured Global SAM programme standard. ”