BCS delivers increased sales performance, ensuring businesses remain compliant

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Business Continuity Services (BCS) Ltd, provider of Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions and services, has for the 4th consecutive year running announced increased sales and turnover figures for the end of its financial year to 31st March 2013.

Andy Fisher, New Business Development Director for BCS comments: "Increasing turnover by 20% on our previous year is an excellent achievement in what has been a tough year. This increase maintains the continued growth of the business in which we have seen significant success from new and existing customers, many from overseas, despite the current tough financial conditions. Notwithstanding these pressured conditions we have still been able to grow the business and achieve the objectives that we outlined at the beginning of the financial year, something; we are very pleased about going forward".

Over the past 12 months, BCS has invested in the purchase and development of unique web reporting and auto discovery technologies that will be used to enhance and grow its current service offerings including the Universal Software Library (USL) Subscription Service and the Compliance Managed Service. The USL is a software recognition solution which has been developed to help Software Audit Tool Administrators make sense of their software audit data, quickly lowering resource costs and reducing risk to their organisation. Like everything that BCS brings to the market, the USL Service has undergone rigorous field testing in order to prove its worth and was recognised in a Gartner report earlier this year, which named BCS as "Cool Vendors" in IT Asset Management. Additionally, there are no shortage of customers who are happy to share their experiences of BCS' services, for example Shop Direct Group, the UK's leading online and home shopping retailer with nine brands including Littlewoods, Very and isme states: "BCS continues to work with us to ensure our internal software asset management solutions meet the high standards expected of a successful, commercially driven company such as ours."

Despite widespread publicity about the benefits of SAM, BCS found that many businesses still did not have consistent processes in place to manage SAM. Vendor audits were on the rise throughout the year, with software licensing requirements differing significantly for all vendors making it tough for organisations to reach compliance. Additionally, the culture of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), presents huge potential for many businesses to fall foul of their licensing agreements without even realising.

Andy Fisher concludes: 'In light of our findings throughout the previous year, it is now the time to make sure that business processes and systems are robust enough to pass a vendor audit at the first time of asking and we are here to help.

In 2013 we will look to progress our business by continuing to invest in new and improved software services and products aimed at enabling our customers to remain compliant and manage their licences more efficiently and effectively."

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