Case Study

Fortune 500 Bank automates software licensing and delivery across 60,000 seats

This Fortune 500 bank was experiencing major challenges with its software asset management. With huge pressure on its IT team to deal with software sprawl and audits. It came to 1E looking to automate its software delivery and limit its enterprise agreement negotiations and audits – and ended up revolutionizing its entire software lifecycle.

“We need to optimize our software discovery and automate license management capabilities using 1E’s AppClarity. We can realize a quick ROI and achieve significant cost savings and avoidance”


Software was a challenging topic for this bank: it was plagued by software license sprawl, software audits, enterprise agreement renegotiations and manual processes. It wanted to address software compliance and usage for its top vendors as a matter of urgency to halt spiraling costs. The bank’s software asset inventory featured some major gaps – resulting in a need for many hours of costly consultant hours. The data harvesting procedure was labor intensive, unsustainable and inefficient. What the bank needed was a single, centralized portal featuring an automated approval process that would empower end users and integrate seamlessly with third party ticketing systems.


The bank purchased 60,000 seats of 1E AppClarity and Shopping and completed implementation at the end of 2014. The Adobe reclamation production pilot was successful and the bank started its second reclamation production pilot on Attachmate in early 2015. Shopping has been successfully implemented and will be rolled out to end users throughout 2015.


  • Self-service enterprise eliminates need for outsourced software deliver – integrating Shopping with HP’s ticketing system has resulted in an estimated automation of 6,000 tickets per month, saving the company an estimated $720K per year in outsourced software delivery
  • Total visibility into the software estate – AppClarity has transformed a costly labor intensive process into a business as usual exercise, reducing costs, complexity and the risk of audits
  • Automation of software lifecycle – by automating the procurement, delivery and management of its software, the company expects to save more than $1.3M annually
Read More

Share this post

Share this post on your favorite social media platform.

Find this resource useful?

If so please click here

Related Content

On-demand Webinar

BIOS to UEFI 2020: The up-to-date guide to a fully secure Windows 10

To arrive at a fully secure Windows 10, with all its fantastic new security features in place, you must configure all your Windows computers for UEFI and SecureBoot. This on-demand webinar features live demos on how to complete the BIOS-to-UEFI…

On-demand Webinar

The Big Patching Debate

In the wake of high-profile patch failures such as the Equifax breach, and widespread reports of the growing tension between IT Security and IT Operations, what's getting in the way of quicker, better patching processes?

About 1E

Modern users expect a mobile-like experience, with self-service and instant results. 1E enables IT to deliver comprehensive self-service and respond in real-time by augmenting Microsoft and ServiceNow solutions. Over 1000 organizations trust 1E to meet their user, business, and security needs. Your employees are important; they deserve 1E managed endpoints.