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February 06, 2013

Sasol Selects 1E

Companies often purchase and deploy numerous software applications to improve efficiency and profitability. But in due course, it stops using those software applications and forgets to cancel the licenses. This results in unnecessary expenditures and unwanted cluttering of software in the system.

The South African based integrated energy and chemical company Sasol was looking to increase its savings by improving efficiency throughout the organization. For this, the company has selected 1E, a provider of IT efficiency software to help free up space and rid of unwanted programs.

Once Sasol deploys 1E IT Efficiency solutions, it expects to make a savings of 83 million South African Rand (ZAR) (equivalent to more than $9.8 million). The product to be used in this agreement is 1E AppClarity, a software license optimization tool. This tool allows users to have a clear visibility into the tools they are using and get rid of unwanted licenses.

The major objective of AppClarity is to detect and prevent unnecessary software usage. It looks at the installed applications, their usage patterns and the expenditure incurred to obtain licenses for that software, and informs which software can be done without.

“It is great to see that Sasol has recognised the benefits of PC power management and is already reaping the rewards,” said Sumir Karayi, CEO of 1E. “Like many businesses, Sasol also faced the challenge of how to accurately report on software usage across its entire estate, or otherwise run the risk of paying for unnecessary licenses as well as non-compliance with vendor audits. With 1E’s help, Sasol is now showing how improved visibility into the applications deployed across an organization can deliver vast cost savings.”

Recently, the company appointed David Rode as senior vice president worldwide sales. David Rode comes to 1E with a vast experience in field operations, sales, marketing and partner alliances.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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