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The retail industry is facing significant disruption, creating both challenges and opportunities. As eCommerce technology plays an ever-increasing role in the distribution of services and products, companies become nimbler to gain a competitive advantage. The impacts of pervasiveness, personalization and privacy will be key challenges in the era of Retail Everywhere. And as customer needs and expectations continue to evolve, retailers must establish nimble, flexible, agile organizations. They must become Adaptive. Adopting evolving technologies like data warehouse, data lake and emerging cloud services has become the norm. The result is a mixed hardware and software environment supporting both new and legacy systems leading to software licensing complexities, increased cost, under-utilized product use rights, and excessive maintenance spend.

BLC is a boutique firm with more than 10 years of experience working with Retail organizations like Tractor Supply Company, Pilot/Flying J and Griffen Technologies. BLC has gained the necessary expertise in dealing with vendors like Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Sequel, Adobe, SAP, Peoplesoft, CA and IBM through long-term exposure in handling optimization projects, negotiating new and renewals of enterprise agreements, true-ups, compliance reviews and defense of software audits for our clients.

BLC’s experienced team knows Product Use Rights (PURs), Terms and Conditions, cross-functional licensing, and common licensing pitfalls when incorrect assumptions are made during deployments.

BLC will help you:

  • Consolidate and migrate technologies
  • Optimize a hybrid and distributed environment
  • Centralize and consolidate software-licensing agreements after M&A
  • Enable transparency in software licensing compliance and technology footprint
  • Analyze and optimize existing environment before making new or additional purchases
  • Develop a cloud migration strategy
  • Define options to consolidate tools
  • Prepare and defend software audits

Where Do Savings Come From?

Optimizing Licenses40%
Consolidating Platforms25%
Vendor Negotiations20%
Overpayment Recovery15%
We at BLC are Technology Resultants specializing in the world of cost cutting and technology life cycle management. Our approach fits almost any challenge, and is derived from years of experience in a variety of industries.    BLC’s clients save between 10-40% of their recurring IT spend. We have extensive experience with your largest technology vendors with over $300 million in savings delivered.