Webinar: Reduce software support costs and increase business growth and agility

This webinar has now taken place.   Join The ITAM Review’s Rich Gibbons and Simon Lytton of Brand Safway for a live webinar on ‘Reduce software support costs and increase business growth and agility’ on Thursday ...
24 April 2019


This webinar has now taken place.


Join The ITAM Review’s Rich Gibbons and Simon Lytton of Brand Safway for a live webinar on ‘Reduce software support costs and increase business growth and agility’ on Thursday 30th May at 4pm BST.  


As an ITAM professional, you are well positioned to take control of support and maintenance spend across your organisation, and deliver real cost savings that can be used to fund digital transformation and other growth projects.

Software from Tier 1 vendors such as Oracle and SAP comprises a large part of an organisation’s annual spend, and a large part of that is support and maintenance. What if you could free up some of that outlay and make it available to support your business goals and objectives?

Hear from Simon Lytton, Global Application Director for a large international services company BrandSafway, about how they manage their Oracle ERP deployments, and how they were able to find a new support model that allowed them to:

  • Reduce costs
  • Minimise business disruption
  • Retain support on legacy platforms
  • Reduce the amount of forced upgrades

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the savings and benefits possible with 3rd party support
  • Learn how saved budget can be re-deployed internally
  • Understand how to maintain key vendor relationships

CLICK HERE to watch the webinar on demand



Rich Gibbons, Licensing Analyst, The ITAM Review

Rich has almost 15 years’ experience in the world of IT and software licensing, having been both a software sales manager for a VAR and a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer.

A Northerner renowned for his shirts, Rich is a fan of most films, Hip-Hop, travel, football in general (and specifically MUFC), Marvel and reading as many books as possible. Finding ways to combine these with software licensing is always fun!

Simon Lytton, Global Applications, Brand Safway

Simon Lytton is the Global Applications and BI Director for BrandSafway, a $5Billion company with 35,000 employees that is a leading provider of specialized services to the global industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets. BrandSafway delivers access and scaffolding systems, forming and shoring, industrial services and related solutions to more than 30,000 customers worldwide.

Simon’s role is to ensure both support and maintenance of BrandSafway’s various global applications as well as enhance and expand the footprint of these Applications to drive business improvements. This role includes the ongoing need to meet the ever changing statutory, regulatory and tax requirements around the world.Simon has been working with ERP applications for the past 25 years, running global programs, projects and support teams.

His career spans multiple industries and companies including Sanofi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory in CA, and Starbucks in WA. At BrandSafway Simon established a ‘Lite Methodology’ that globally rolled out Oracle eBusiness Suite to 27 countries using an internal team.



This was a great webinar — very informative. I am looking forward to the other 11 modules!
Very well pitched i.e. middle of the road to be understandable for beginners as well as for people with experience in the field. Looking forward to the next module
I thought this module was well organized and well presented bringing together some key points about how to get the ITAM ball rolling and to keep it rolling. I look forward to next months module.
Really good & interactive
Great presentation! Thanks so much for putting these together. I look forward to next month!!
Thanks this is well-aimed and helped me to think about next steps I should be taking.
The session was very informative with excellent examples

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