Select, Buy and Renew

Simplify your software procurement

Cost reduction and cost avoidance are priorities for any business, even more so in today’s climate. Software procurement is inherently complex, SCC’s approach helps simplify that complexity.

Software spans many technology types across a wide range of categories. Managing software and standardising your product portfolio, ensuring cost efficiency and software compliance is critical. This has led to ever increasing overheads and demands for software supplier management, strategic roadmap management and the requirement to manage, standardise and rationalise your software strategy.

Software procurement and renewal is becoming a big issue for many organisations and in many cases is a source of uncontrolled spend. From our experience there are a number key issues businesses are currently facing.

Key software procurement and renewal issues

Procurement influence

Less than 60% of all software buying decisions are managed by a procurement function.

Strategic software sourcing

Less than 10% of organisations claim to have achieved excellence in strategic software sourcing – under-resourced and focused on other areas of the business.

Cost management

Cost management typically extends to a maximum 80% of total software budget expenditure – a minimum of 20% is effectively left unmanaged.

Support and maintenance

Annualised support or maintenance contract renewals which are left in Tail status are not given the right level of attention and are often renewed year on year without due diligence or cost saving potential exploited fully.

How SCC can help

SCC can reduce software sourcing and Software Asset Lifecycle Management costs within your organisation. Our team of specialists will evaluate your current software procurement process, digital transformation strategy and governance.

Our extensive experience in procurement management enables us to efficiently assess whether the technology and contracts within your organisation contain the correct software products and commercials to meet the business needs. We will analyse areas which may impact your business such as market trends, license metric changes and price rises. This will help to secure the right software products, at the right time under the right contract terms.

For most organisations software spend is categorised into three distinct areas: strategic, multi-tier vendors and tail vendors.

Our approach

Select, Buy and Renew

We will work with you to understand your current software estate. From the software procurement process to your digital transformation requirements and ensuring future governance. SCC’s specialist teams will evaluate the technology and contracts in your business and assess whether they contain the right software products and commercials to deliver what you need.

Software Advisory Service

SCC’s Software Advisory Service offers expert, software buying advice across multi-vendor software solutions.

Software Solution Specialists

Our solution architects are an experienced and highly qualified team of software focussed specialists. We work with customers to understand the best software fit for their business.

Dedicated Customer Success Managers

SCC’s customer success managers supervise a cross-functional team dedicated to the success of your software project. They work directly with your teams to ensure your organisation is getting the most out of the software solutions implemented.


SCC’s Cloud Consumption methodologies and tooling help optimise your current operations. We will ensure you have the correct processes, software tooling and services to deliver the greatest ROI.

CSP Advisory Service

Our CSP Advisory Services enable organisations to identify suitable opportunities to leverage cloud computing services for sustainable business benefits. We help you develop an overall cloud computing strategy to enable and optimise your chosen software solutions. Find out more »

Fastrack Services

As a FastTrack Ready Partner, SCC are approved by Microsoft to provide the FastTrack benefit to our customers. We’re backed by Microsoft engineering providing you with the confidence you need for your transformation with Microsoft 365. Find out more »

Cloud Readiness Assessments

SCC Cloud Readiness Assessment helps organisations answer the most challenging questions presented to them when embarking on a cloud journey. Using our proven methodology we will provide a holistic view of your estate, focusing on the challenges, costs, and risks associated with adopting public cloud. Find out more »

Application Modernisation

Planning upgrades to operating systems without looking at modernising the delivery of applications will quickly put operations back to square one, leaving employees and productivity waning. SCC’s Application Modernisation Services provides customers with full Applications Lifecycle Management. Find out more »

Public Cloud Services

The public cloud is best suited for organisations looking to offload management of their IT infrastructure, enjoy instant scalability, and optimise their infrastructure spend. SCC’s Hyperscale business provides a complete suite of cloud enablement services. These include cloud readiness assessments, health checks, migration, tooling, architecting, deployment and more, along with first-class 24/7 support. Find out more »

Dedicated Customer Success Managers

SCC’s customer success managers supervise a cross-functional team dedicated to the success of your software project. They work directly with your teams to ensure your organisation is getting the most out of the software solutions implemented.

Three key areas of software spend



Strategic vendors are typically the top 5-10 suppliers which are mission critical to your organisation. These make up approximately 60% of your annual software spend.


Mid-tier vendors

Mid-tier vendors are normally the next 20 vendors that play an important part within your organisation. These vendors are not necessarily mission critical and typically make up 25%-30% of your software spend annually.


Tail vendors

Tail vendors represent the remaining software vendors within your estate and represent up to 10% of your annual software spend. Tail vendors typically contain upwards of 50 suppliers.

SCC have created a software asset lifecycle management system that spans all three areas of your software spend. The system is able to deliver a transparent, market aware process across all IT categories, validating user demand and best commercial position while helping you build your overarching software strategy. Key features include:

  • Reducing costs and enhancing commercials with SCC’s buying power and partnerships
  • Predict annual spend by quarter
  • Provide increased compliance, optimisation and control of rogue spending with comprehensive management reports
  • Understand current and proposed usage of software and plan next steps such as cloud services adoption
  • Deliver enhanced and bespoke payment agreements that suit the CapEx or OpEx requirements of any business

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