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SAM Industry Insights: September 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.


September 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.

  • November: Adobe
  • December: IBM, SAP, ASG Software Solutions, Software AG, Citrix, VMWare, SAS, Google, EMC, Amazon, Digital River, McAfee, Amadeus, Point
  • January: Autodesk, SalesForce, DELL


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:



Adobe Reports Record Revenue in Q3 Fiscal 2023



Broadcom Inc. Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results and Quarterly Dividend



Oracle Announces Fiscal 2024 First Quarter Financial Results


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Salesforce Announces Strong Second Quarter Fiscal 2024 Results



VMware Reports Fiscal Year 2024 Second Quarter Results


Industry News

Microsoft Standard
Microsoft removes bundling of Teams from Microsoft 365 and Office 365 amid EU Competition enquiry:


Birmingham City Council goes under amid Oracle Fusion implementation:
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Oracle database services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to offer Microsoft Azure hosting:
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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure joins Vmware Cloud Universal Programme:
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SAP to acquire LeanIX:
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OpenText to acquire KineMatik: Read more


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