Türk Telekom implements Raynet and USU Software Asset Management technology for successful SAM

In an award-winning Software Asset Management (SAM) project, Türk Telekom made a smooth switch from manual Excel lists to automated compliance reports thanks to the successful implementation of Technology Asset Management solutions from Raynet and USU Software Asset Management.

The customer
Türk Telekom is the first integrated telecommunications operator of Turkey which has a long tradition of 180 years. For several years now, the company has offered fixed network voice, mobile, TV and broadband products, including all services from a single source, and serves a total of about 50 million customers. As part of its transformation into an integrated service provider with strong focus on customer orientation, Türk Telekom is relying on digital processes and state-of-the-art technologies. This also applies to the group-wide identification and economic use of software licenses (Technology Asset Inventory and Software Asset Management).

The motivation
Within the merger of three different companies (fixed network, mobile communications, and broadband), gaining complete transparency over its diverse and heterogeneously distributed software assets and of standardizing and optimizing its software portfolio using suitable and established methods became a requirement for Türk Telekom. Those responsible at Türk Telekom selected the comprehensive solutions Raynet RayVentory and USU License Management (formerly SmartTrack) as well as the know-how of these Technology Asset Inventory and Software Asset Management specialists.

“After surveying the market and looking at different vendors, we found that RayVentory was the most valuable solution to automate our IT asset inventory management processes.”

Alaattin Çetin, Technology Governance Group Manager at Turk Telekom

The solution and customer advantages
The project was designed for more than 20,000 clients and approximately 12,000 servers. Over 1,600 software license items from approximately 140 vendors had to be inventoried and cataloged and the contractual and actual usage had to be compared transparently in order to ensure optimal economic use of the software. RayVentory was used for the exact collection of hardware, software, and cloud data. Thanks to the flexible and automated inventory methods, highest data quality and accuracy could be achieved across the entire decentralized IT infrastructure in the shortest possible time.

The first concrete result of the project was the completion of the inventory data by a factor of 2.5. “By using our innovative RayVentory solution, we have been able to fully automate the process of collecting the database inventory, which without would normally took 30 manual days. The report is now generated with a single click”, adds Ragip Aydin, Managing Director of Raynet. The resulting optimization of the database licenses from 5 % to 92 % was another valuable step that enabled Türk Telekom to achieve significant cost savings.

Subsequently, the software portfolios of other providers were successively optimized. Based on this, the development of SAM for the five major providers, such as SAP, Microsoft, Micro Focus, IBM and Oracle, was a set goal, which was also achieved after a short time. Previously, the complex license data was managed with Excel spreadsheets. By implementing the Technology Asset Inventory solution and thanks to the high degree of automation through the introduction of tool-supported processes, this is now a thing of the past.

Conclusion
A glance at the cost advantages alone shows that professional license management pays off for Türk Telekom: Within one year, three times the cost of the entire SAM project was saved. Türk Telekom received the international SAMS Europe Award for the outstanding project in fall 2020.

“The overall solution offered by Raynet and USU Software Asset Management was the most valuable one, because it met the high technical requirements and the team impressed us with its detailed expertise in the area of Technology Asset Management.”, says Alaattin Çetin, Technology Governance Group Manager at Turk Telekom. “We are convinced that Raynet and USU Software Asset Management will enable us to stay consistent with our vision that, as being a driving force in the digital transformation of Turkey, Türk Telekom’s IT Landscape should be managed based on accurate and robust IT asset data to be flexible and embrace the future.”

Shortfacts

  • Largest & highest-turnover telecommunications group in Turkey
  • More than 34,000 employees in 81 cities
  • Sponsor of the second largest stadium in Turkey

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    SAMS Europe Award 2020

    For the outstanding SAM project, Türk Telekom, together with partners Raynet and USU Software Asset Management, received the highly coveted and international SAMS Europe Award in the fall of 2020.

    Türk Telekom implements Raynet and USU Software Asset Management technology for successful SAM

    In an award-winning Software Asset Management (SAM) project, Türk Telekom made a smooth switch from manual Excel lists to automated compliance reports thanks to the successful implementation of Technology Asset Management solutions from Raynet and USU Software Asset Management.

    The customer
    Türk Telekom is the first integrated telecommunications operator of Turkey which has a long tradition of 180 years. For several years now, the company has offered fixed network voice, mobile, TV and broadband products, including all services from a single source, and serves a total of about 50 million customers. As part of its transformation into an integrated service provider with strong focus on customer orientation, Türk Telekom is relying on digital processes and state-of-the-art technologies. This also applies to the group-wide identification and economic use of software licenses (Technology Asset Inventory and Software Asset Management).

    The motivation
    Within the merger of three different companies (fixed network, mobile communications, and broadband), gaining complete transparency over its diverse and heterogeneously distributed software assets and of standardizing and optimizing its software portfolio using suitable and established methods became a requirement for Türk Telekom. Those responsible at Türk Telekom selected the comprehensive solutions Raynet RayVentory and USU License Management (formerly SmartTrack) as well as the know-how of these Technology Asset Inventory and Software Asset Management specialists.

    “After surveying the market and looking at different vendors, we found that RayVentory was the most valuable solution to automate our IT asset inventory management processes.”

    Alaattin Çetin, Technology Governance Group Manager at Turk Telekom

    The solution and customer advantages
    The project was designed for more than 20,000 clients and approximately 12,000 servers. Over 1,600 software license items from approximately 140 vendors had to be inventoried and cataloged and the contractual and actual usage had to be compared transparently in order to ensure optimal economic use of the software. RayVentory was used for the exact collection of hardware, software, and cloud data. Thanks to the flexible and automated inventory methods, highest data quality and accuracy could be achieved across the entire decentralized IT infrastructure in the shortest possible time.

    The first concrete result of the project was the completion of the inventory data by a factor of 2.5. “By using our innovative RayVentory solution, we have been able to fully automate the process of collecting the database inventory, which without would normally took 30 manual days. The report is now generated with a single click”, adds Ragip Aydin, Managing Director of Raynet. The resulting optimization of the database licenses from 5 % to 92 % was another valuable step that enabled Türk Telekom to achieve significant cost savings.

    Subsequently, the software portfolios of other providers were successively optimized. Based on this, the development of SAM for the five major providers, such as SAP, Microsoft, Micro Focus, IBM and Oracle, was a set goal, which was also achieved after a short time. Previously, the complex license data was managed with Excel spreadsheets. By implementing the Technology Asset Inventory solution and thanks to the high degree of automation through the introduction of tool-supported processes, this is now a thing of the past.

    Conclusion
    A glance at the cost advantages alone shows that professional license management pays off for Türk Telekom: Within one year, three times the cost of the entire SAM project was saved. Türk Telekom received the international SAMS Europe Award for the outstanding project in fall 2020.

    “The overall solution offered by Raynet and USU Software Asset Management was the most valuable one, because it met the high technical requirements and the team impressed us with its detailed expertise in the area of Technology Asset Management.”, says Alaattin Çetin, Technology Governance Group Manager at Turk Telekom. “We are convinced that Raynet and USU Software Asset Management will enable us to stay consistent with our vision that, as being a driving force in the digital transformation of Turkey, Türk Telekom’s IT Landscape should be managed based on accurate and robust IT asset data to be flexible and embrace the future.”

    Shortfacts

    • Largest and highest-turnover telecommunications group in Turkey
    • More than 34,000 employees in 81 cities
    • Sponsor of the second largest stadium in Turkey


      SAMS Europe Award 2020

      For the outstanding SAM project, Türk Telekom, together with partners Raynet and USU Software Asset Management, received the highly coveted and international SAMS Europe Award in the fall of 2020.

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      Türk Telekom implements Raynet and USU Software Asset Management technology for successful SAM

      In an award-winning Software Asset Management (SAM) project, Türk Telekom made a smooth switch from manual Excel lists to automated compliance reports thanks to the successful implementation of Technology Asset Management solutions from Raynet and USU Software Asset Management.

      The customer
      Türk Telekom is the first integrated telecommunications operator of Turkey which has a long tradition of 180 years. For several years now, the company has offered fixed network voice, mobile, TV and broadband products, including all services from a single source, and serves a total of about 50 million customers. As part of its transformation into an integrated service provider with strong focus on customer orientation, Türk Telekom is relying on digital processes and state-of-the-art technologies. This also applies to the group-wide identification and economic use of software licenses (Technology Asset Inventory and Software Asset Management).

      The motivation
      Within the merger of three different companies (fixed network, mobile communications, and broadband), gaining complete transparency over its diverse and heterogeneously distributed software assets and of standardizing and optimizing its software portfolio using suitable and established methods became a reqirement for Türk Telekom. Those responsible at Türk Telekom selected the comprehensive solutions Raynet RayVentory and USU License Management (formerly SmartTrack) as well as the know-how of these Technology Asset Inventory and Software Asset Management specialists.

      “After surveying the market and looking at different vendors, we found that RayVentory was the most valuable solution to automate our IT asset inventory management processes.”

      Alaattin Çetin, Technology Governance Group Manager at Turk Telekom

      The solution and customer advantages
      The project was designed for more than 20,000 clients and approximately 12,000 servers. Over 1,600 software license items from approximately 140 vendors had to be inventoried and cataloged and the contractual and actual usage had to be compared transparently in order to ensure optimal economic use of the software. RayVentory was used for the exact collection of hardware, software, and cloud data. Thanks to the flexible and automated inventory methods, highest data quality and accuracy could be achieved across the entire decentralized IT infrastructure in the shortest possible time.

      The first concrete result of the project was the completion of the inventory data by a factor of 2.5. “By using our innovative RayVentory solution, we have been able to fully automate the process of collecting the database inventory, which without would normally took 30 manual days. The report is now generated with a single click”, adds Ragip Aydin, Managing Director of Raynet. The resulting optimization of the database licenses from 5 % to 92 % was another valuable step that enabled Türk Telekom to achieve significant cost savings.

      Subsequently, the software portfolios of other providers were successively optimized. Based on this, the development of SAM for the five major providers, such as SAP, Microsoft, Micro Focus, IBM and Oracle, was a set goal, which was also achieved after a short time. Previously, the complex license data was managed with Excel spreadsheets. By implementing the Technology Asset Inventory solution and thanks to the high degree of automation through the introduction of tool-supported processes, this is now a thing of the past.

      Conclusion
      A glance at the cost advantages alone shows that professional license management pays off for Türk Telekom: Within one year, three times the cost of the entire SAM project was saved. Türk Telekom received the international SAMS Europe Award for the outstanding project in fall 2020.

      “The overall solution offered by Raynet and USU Software Asset Management was the most valuable one, because it met the high technical requirements and the team impressed us with its detailed expertise in the area of Technology Asset Management.”, says Alaattin Çetin, Technology Governance Group Manager at Turk Telekom. “We are convinced that Raynet and USU Software Asset Management will enable us to stay consistent with our vision that, as being a driving force in the digital transformation of Turkey, Türk Telekom’s IT Landscape should be managed based on accurate and robust IT asset data to be flexible and embrace the future.”

      Shortfacts

      • Largest and highest-turnover telecommunications group in Turkey
      • More than 34,000 employees in 81 cities
      • Sponsor of the second largest stadium in Turkey

      SAMS Europe Award 2020

      For the outstanding SAM project, Türk Telekom, together with partners Raynet and USU Software Asset Management, received the highly coveted and international SAMS Europe Award in the fall of 2020.

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