Knowledge and insight from leading global software advisors and commercial experts to help navigate the complex world of software licensing and IT procurement
ITAA is the alliance of global IT Sourcing, Licensing and Asset Management experts, fully focused in their respective fields. As an alliance, our objective is ensuring our customers have access to our network of subject matters experts, highly experienced in delivering the most challenging projects. Our project outcomes are measurable, achievable, realistic and delivered in a timely manner without jeopardising quality.
Licensing specialist partner JNC was originally founded in Brussels, Belgium in 2010. In 2017 JNC relocated its headquarters to the United Kingdom due to rapid expansion. JNC is a premium software advisory firm that specialises solely in SAP software. Their experienced consultants support customers with the architecture of green and brown field SAP landscapes, licensing and risk management, calculating the total cost of ownership, benchmarking deals and negotiating new software purchases.
License Consulting was established in 2007 which makes it the oldest consultancy firm dedicated to Oracle licensing today. After becoming a trusted partner for many organisations License Consulting grew to be the one-stop-shop for Oracle compliance auditing, negotiation, tactical and strategical advisory as well as ongoing compliance advisory. Clients are guided towards an informed choice when reducing their risks, costs and mitigating other complexities in Oracle licensing.
Founded in February 2020 by two former Microsoft negotiators, LicenseQ is a firm with very seasoned professionals. With a multitude of years of licensing knowledge, LicenseQ is able to offer best in class licensing solutions to their clients. They are doing this as a fully independent party. Where you often see that licensing advice comes from Microsoft Certified Partners that get compensated by Microsoft, LicenseQ have explicitly chosen to remain independent. Their expertise lies in optimizing contracts, advising on cloud procurement and negotiating new purchases.
SolarCom started in 2009 providing license compliance consulting and audit defense services to IBM customers worldwide. Founded by a former Deloitte auditor, SolarCom has since developed a training program and an online IBM license management tool. Since 2016 all these services are delivered through the brand name Blue-LM. SolarCom continues to invest in research and automation to provide the best end-to-end IBM license management support to its clients, including full deployment and configuration of the IBM license metric tool (ILMT).
Aster Commercial Services began in 2017. Drawing on over 60 years of combined experience, Aster resolved to set up an alternative procurement company. Today, Aster are proud that their unique approach is now benefiting a wide range of businesses, from FTSE 500 global firms to small local charities.
Aster are a team of highly experienced, yet down-to-earth individuals who are consultative, rather than consultants. Their flexible, collaborative way of working ensures the right solutions can be implemented quickly and simply. The fact is procurement doesn’t have to be complex and cumbersome. With a hands-on style, coupled with an ability to cut through complexity, Aster believe in working together to find the ideal solution at every step.
SAM Charter is an internationally recognized consultancy in enterprise-wide Software and IT Asset Management. Founded in 2012, SAM Charter is an industry leader in SAM/ ITAM process engineering, uniquely poised to ensure your IT and SAM systems are aligned to your business requirements. We build world-class ITAM/SAM Frameworks that sit around Software Asset Management software, ensuring the very best results can be derived from the SAM suite aiding in IT operational and strategic decision-making.
SAM Charter processes are underpinned by cutting-edge BPMN techniques, clearly conveying the message of what activities need to be carried out by whom, with what resources and when. Additionally, all SAM Charter services are ISO/IEC 19770-1: 2017 aligned, reflecting IT industry best practices. We are one of the few Software Asset Management practices that is tool/vendor agnostic, allowing us to make truly independent recommendations in our clients’ best interests.