LD and Jisc Announce New Education Agreement

7 September 2020

Sean Robinson


License Dashboard have today announced a new partnership agreement with Chest, a provider of software licences to HE and FE and part of Jisc.  The new License Dashboard Chest Agreement offers Higher and Further Education, Academies and Research Councils the opportunity to purchase discounted products or services from leading Software Asset Management provider, License Dashboard, directly or through a recognized reseller. The agreement brings new offerings to colleges and universities including the SAM Agile Service, reducing IT spend for education institutions and optimizing existing software investments.

Chest and License Dashboard have a strong, long standing relationship that has benefited HE and FE institutions throughout the UK for several years, the popularity of License Dashboard products within the industry has kept this agreement going.

Sean Robinson, Sales Director at License Dashboard said “We have had a great relationship with Chest for a number of years and we are so pleased to offer the Education industry extra support, when they need it, through our new agreement. We know the world has changed so our offerings needed to change to keep up with the demand of managing complicated IT environments and ensure all higher and further education institutions are not at risk of software overspend.”

SAM Agile offers education institutions full access to License Dashboard’s flagship SAM platform, License Manager, and ongoing support for three chosen vendors from License Dashboard SAM Consultants. Organizations also have the opportunity to purchase discounted SAM Services from License Dashboard.

“Providing Education with additional support is something we are proud of. During unsure times, utilizing our knowledge can make a huge impact on IT budgets and dramatically reduce risk,” said Robinson.

Ben Offiler, Software Licensing Manager at Chest, said “Time and money are scarce resources in academia right now, so institutions are very eager to find opportunities to save either.  This significant revamp / update to the License Dashboard Chest Agreement allows HE and FE access to market-leading SAM products that offer just that, whilst retaining all the key benefits that Chest Agreements provide.”

For more information on the Chest and License Dashboard Agreement click here.

About LD

License Dashboard combines SAM and licensing expertise with professionally-developed solutions designed to help both large and fast-growing organizations manage their IT expenditure, minimize costs, optimize utilization and streamline the entire asset lifecycle.

License Dashboard have introduced the pioneering SAM Agile and SAM Essentials managed service options alongside a complete platform of SAM software discovery and license management tools for SaaS, Cloud, Desktop and Data Center software.

From point-in-time Effective Licensing Position (ELP) programs, through to ongoing license compliance and IT Asset Management initiatives, License Dashboard’s portfolio of solutions and professional services will help you establish, understand, optimize and manage your software licenses.

Sean is a pioneer of SAM with over 20 years’ experience in software licensing compliance. He developed our industry leading, software asset and license management tool, License Manager, delivering SAM services to some of the largest companies in the world.

Sean Robinson

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