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CDW Gets Software Management

From mobile devices and virtualization to application diversity and the cloud, your software environment is obscured by a variety of complexities—and it's your job to manage your licenses through it all. A lack of visibility can be costly. Overprovision, and you pay too much. Underprovision, and you risk significant non-compliance fines and a damaged reputation.

We get it. That's the bad and the ugly of software management. But our Software Management solutions can help give you the visibility you need to see the good. Our licensing experts will work closely with you to right-size your licenses, helping your organization improve agility, enhance productivity and maximize cost efficiencies—all while keeping compliance under control.

Learn more in our Software Lifecycle Management Reference Guide

Discover Our Software Management Solutions

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Our Software Asset Management solution guides you through a comprehensive audit to capture every application running on every device in your network. This provides you with 100% visibility into your software landscape and helps you account for all your software licenses to ensure compliance. It also provides remote auditing and up-to-date inventory records to help you regain control of your assets as you embark on increasingly complex IT projects.

Why CDW?

We know what you're up against. From purchase and deployment to maintenance and renewals, we have the people, the partners and the plan to help you tackle the many tasks of software management. Here's what you get:

  • Experienced Team—Our dedicated software experts and licensing specialists know all the ins and outs of the software world and can help keep you ahead of ever-changing licensing terms.
  • Comprehensive Portfolio—We work with leading software vendors to help you select the right solution and delivery model for your organization.
  • Cost Efficiency—We can help you cut costs by forecasting your IT projects, right-sizing your licenses, consolidating license agreements and conducting early renewals to lock in lower prices.
  • Services and Support—We assist you throughout the lifecycle of your solution, from assessment and design to implementation and ongoing support. In addition to our technology assessment and roadmap services, we can help you with software licensing program options, contract planning and management, configuration management, image processing services, onsite software installation and cloud migration services for a total solution.

How We Do IT.

Our experts can evaluate your organization's current software needs and work with you to plan a strategy for the future. We can also help you build, deploy and manage comprehensive solutions across other areas enabled by your software environment, including the data center, security, unified communications and collaboration and business intelligence.

Our Software Management solution comprises four key movements:

  1. Validate Technology—We can help align your organization's goals with an effective software strategy.
  2. Purchase Licenses—Our software licensing specialists help you select the right contracts for your needs with an eye toward optimizing ROI and TCO. They'll also aggregate and consolidate vendors to maximize efficiencies
  3. Optimize and Deploy—We assist you with deployment planning services, pilot implementations, migration needs and full-production support to ensure rapid and successful deployment.
  4. Manage Contracts—After deployment, our Licensing Account Executives review your software environment to recommend the best options for your future needs while helping you maintain compliance moving forward.

Get Started

To learn about the CDW Software Asset Management Solution, contact your account manager or a software licensing specialist.

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Software Partnerships and Certifications

  • SIIA certification
  • IAITAM certification
  • Adobe Sales Specialist
  • Autodesk Certified Sales Specialist
  • CA Certified Specialists for Security and Storage
  • Citrix Certified Sales Professional
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Novell Sales Specialization
  • Over 25 IBM sales and technical certifications
  • Symantec Sales Specialist
  • VMware Sales Professional
  • VMware Technical Sales Professional


  • CDW Recognized as Cisco TelePresence Video Master Authorized Technology Provider Partner — 2012
  • Adobe’s No. 1 Channel Partner — 2001–Current
  • McAfee Select Partner of the Year — 2012
  • Microsoft Worldwide Corporate Accounts LAR Partner Finalist — 2012
  • Microsoft Worldwide Server Platform Partner — 2012
  • Microsoft Worldwide Management & Virtualization Partner Finalist — 2012
  • Microsoft Worldwide Identity & Security Partner Finalist — 2012
  • Microsoft Worldwide Intune Partner Finalist — 2012
  • Symantec Commercial/SMB Partner of the Year — 2012
  • Symantec Public Sector Partner of the Year — 2012
  • Trend Micro Channel Partner of the Year — 2012
  • VMware Public Sector Partner of the Year — 2012
  • Autodesk Volume Channel — 2011
  • Citrix Large Account Reseller — 2011
  • Microsoft Operational Excellence Award — 2011
  • Microsoft Worldwide Volume Licensing (LAR) Partner — 2011, 2010
  • Worldwide Online Services Commercial Finalist — 2011
  • Worldwide Microsoft Unified Communications Market Acceleration Finalist — 2011
  • Worldwide Microsoft Desktop Finalist — 2011
  • Microsoft Large Account Reseller of the Year — 2010
  • Microsoft Core Infrastructure Solutions, Systems Management Partner of the Year — 2010
  • VMware Americas SMB Partner of the Year — 2010
  • VMware Americas Academic Partner of the Year — 2010



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