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SAM Industry Insights: March 2023

Livingstone Group's Software Asset Management and Licensing specialists provide insights and experiences through our monthly Industry Highlights. These insights area compilation of news and press releases that may impact your business’s upcoming software renewals and software estate.


March 2023 Insights


Financial Year Ends:

Financial year end occurs over the next few months for several major software publishers. Businesses should review any non-compliance and risk factors as they may be able to exploit the software publisher year end for better than average pricing as sales teams chase their year-end targets.

  • May: Oracle
  • June: Microsoft
  • July: Cisco

Financial year results

Financial results published by major software publishers may be useful to indicate the approach of a software publisher towards any renewals your company has with them:


Salesforce LogoSalesforce Announces Strong Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal 2023 Results: 
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VMware Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2023 Results: 
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Adobe Reports Record Revenue in Q1 Fiscal 2023:
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Microsoft Standard

Microsoft announces new lead independent director and quarterly dividend: 
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Broadcom Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results and Quarterly Dividend: 
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Industry News

Salesforce Logo

Salesforce releases Einstein GPT, AI for CRM: 
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SAP Agrees to Sell Its Stake in Qualtrics as Part of Qualtrics Acquisition by Silver Lake and CPP Investments: 
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Microsoft Standard

Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot: your copilot for work: 
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