US Foods avoids potential software license penalties with self audit

IBM Endpoint Manager software reduces company's software spend, increases compliance

Published on 31 Mar 2013

Out of the box, IBM Endpoint Manager software dramatically streamlined our patch deployment processes…, increased confidence in our software usage data and enhanced our lifecycle management and power management processes significantly.

Dan Corcoran, director of client technology, US Foods

Customer
US Foods

Industry
Wholesale Distribution and services

Deployment country
United States

Overview

US Foods is a leading distributor of more than 350,000 products to over 250,000 customers, including independent and multiunit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, and government and educational institutions.

Business need
US Foods needed an automated, centralized endpoint management solution to replace cumbersome software compliance monitoring and application deployment processes across 15,000 endpoints.

Solution
The company selected IBM® Endpoint Manager software for lifecycle management, software usage analysis, power management, and security and compliance

Benefits
IBM Endpoint Manager software helped US Foods reduce patch deployment times by 80 percent, saving USD500,000 on software licenses and avoiding more than USD1 million in license noncompliance fines.

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software
IBM Endpoint Manager for Lifecycle Management

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