Knowsys Group and BCS team-up to Protect Clients from Software License Audits and Operational Risk


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BCS and Knowsys Join Forces to Reduce Compliance Risk for Companies in North America and Canada



Ayr, Scotland, xxth August 2013 - Business Continuity Services (BCS) Ltd, a trusted global provider of Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions and services, has announced that it has formed an alliance and will be working closely with Knowsys Group, a strategic IT management consulting firm focused on maximising return on technology investmentsTogether the two organisations can provide one-time advisory services, interim management, and partial or complete outsource solutions in SoftwarLicence Compliance Management, specifically targeting organisations in North America and Canada.


BCS will provide SAM consulting services to help reduce the considerable risk associated with Software Licence Compliance Management for their respective clients.  Knowsys Group and BCS bring thought leadership, long-term risk management, organisational readiness, and continuous improvement to reduce the one-time and on-going financial burden associated with software vendor compliance audits.  In particular BCS will focus on delivering its SAM maturity assessmentprogramme which looks at the whole lifecycle of software in order that customers can not only meet their compliance requirements but also understand the impact that software may have on their risk registers.


Andy Fisher, New Business Development Director, BCS comments: “We recognise that Knowsys has a great customer portfolio and an enviable track record in providing consulting and IT services to its customers in the financial services and government sectors in North America and Canada.  These industries are highly regulated and organisations need to be able to ensure compliance across all aspects of their business including software. Knowsys capabilities combined with our track record in the SAM space makes for a very compelling offer and our collective services are highly complementary.”


Knowsys Group is a Management Consulting and Information Technology Strategy organisation that has served the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Utilities, and Government sectors since 1995. Based in Ontario, Canada Knowsys Group is a management consulting firm specialising in large-scale programme/project managementKnowsys Group consultants advise executives on issues of business strategy, organisation, programme management, technology, IT and business process improvement. With over $3.2 billion in IT and business programmes managed successfully, Knowsys Group has become a preferred provider of senior executives looking for proven capability in managing risk.


Mary-Ann Massad, CEO for Knowsys Group Comments: “We’ve known BCS for quite some time and recognise its capabilities in this space.   In fact BCS was nominated a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in IT Asset Management* for 2012 and it is a well-established company providing software asset management and licence compliance services supporting audit data optimisation on a global basis.  We are delighted to be working more closely together.   Whilst BCS will help us to expand our services in North America and Canada, likewise we can help BCS expand its services in the UK – so a win:win for all concerned.


BCS protects companies against compliance risk and identifies tangible cost savings in software licensing and maintenance. BCS helps customers implement and develop a SAM programme from scratch or it assists organisations who have a lack of resources or in-house skills to execute theirSoftware Asset Management (SAM) plans. BCS takes the guesswork out of achieving a sustainable SAM practice while applying a cost-saving approach. BCS works with organisations that want to benefit from more effective software and associated software asset management and who also want to minimise risks.



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About BCS

Since 1994 BCS habeen a trusted global provider of Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions and services.  BCS also operate as the Exclusive Global Distributor for Software Organiser, a market leading software license management tool that provides everything a customer needs to effectively control costly software assets. BCS solutions have helped customers save millions of pounds in unnecessary software license fees and hardware maintenance costs. For further information please visit:


*Gartner, Inc., Cool Vendors in ITAM, 2012, Alexa Bona, et al, April 12, 2012.

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About Knowsys Group

Knowsys Group is a strategic IT management consulting firm focused on maximising the return on our client’s technology investments. For the past 18 years, Knowsys Group has provided IT Governance and Strategy, Portfolio and Program Management, and Business Process Transformation for IT-related services for Fortune 500 companies in Financial Services, Utilities, Distribution, and in the Public Sector. Through the delivery of these services Knowsys has successfully managed over $3.2 Billion in Large-scale Program and has led business transformation of over $1 B in IT Service and Asset Management internationally.  For further information please visit: or call 1 647 403-4118.







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