The Provance Blog

The Provance Blog will provide you with expert advice, insights and opinions in regard to IT Service Management, Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft System Center.  

Hosters runs entire operations from Microsoft Dynamics

“The ITSM solution from Provance enables us to fulfill our promises to our customers. It’s also been beneficial to implement a solution based on the ITIL® framework used in many other companies.” –Jeppe Klestrup, CTO, Hosters. Hosters is a hybrid cloud Managed Service Provider built on Microsoft technology and located in Denmark, with ...Read More »

Quick Wins with IT Asset Management

  As a follow up to a great blog post by Gord Watts, entitled How to Fund and Equip Your IT Asset Management Program, I wanted to point out some outcome oriented case studies from a few of our many customers Let me walk you through four examples taken from recent ...Read More »

State Agency Reduces Time to Set Up New Users by 85 to 90 Percent with System Center and Provance

A recent Microsoft Case Study on the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) detailed their selection of the Microsoft System Center family of products and the Provance IT Asset Management Pack over HP Service Manager, IBM Tivoli and LANDesk for simplicity and integration, technology readiness, intuitiveness and a proven ...Read More »

What is Driving Software Asset Management in 2011

  The International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA) held a recent webinar to highlight their findings on the key drivers of Software Asset Management (SAM) programs. The IBSMA found that companies continued to implement SAM to (1) reduce costs, (2) Improve compliance, and (3) reduce risk. The webinar also highlighted ...Read More »

The Cost of Excess IT Inventory

Inventory carrying costs can be significant. Without significant volume purchase economies, costs can quickly mount. As this applies to IT assets, certain items will always be required to be in inventory based on long lead times, or as a critical component. Other IT assets however are not as prone to supply disruptions ...Read More »
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