The bank‘s management resolved to launch a Portfolio Management Platform project to optimize IT performance and software costs and to control of legal and financial IT risks. With the work completed and data obtained, Bank Koltso Urala managed to reduce the amount of installed software sitting idle. This helped to optimize the IT budget and streamline data migration and updates.
Portfolio Management Platform allows the bank to determine the actual status of the license for each product, which is used in the company‘s IT infrastructure. Based on the analysis, a COMPAREX consultant can suggest the best ways for licensing the software used and provides individual recommendations on the use of all available product benefits.The customer receives access to the current license balance status in real time through the Portfolio Management Platform Dashboard.
The project included obtaining and analyzing software purchases at the bank, obtaining reliable inventory data covering all of the bank‘s hardware and automation of license balance indicators. SCCM was used as a source of initial inventory data, but as the IT infrastructure used hardware with platforms other than Windows, an additional data acquisition source, Portfolio Management Platform Inventory, was employed to ensure data transparency and reliability.