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Livingstone recognized as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Software Asset Management Managed Services

Livingstone Group placed as a Leader in Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Software Asset Management Managed Services

Recognized for Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Reading, England, 21 July 2022 – Livingstone Group, a leading and innovative provider of solutions in the Software Asset Management (SAM) Managed Services market, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner as a Leader in the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Software Asset Management Managed Services for the second year running. The evaluation was based on specific criteria that analyzed the company’s overall Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.

Livingstone Group is a global provider of SAM Managed Services and works with Enterprise and Public Sector organizations to optimize their software and cloud estates, helping them to avoid unnecessary cost and risk, whilst driving value from their investments on an on-going basis. With a strong track record of delivering proven up-front savings that average 38 percent, we believe Livingstone Group’s technology enabled Managed Services improve the client’s operational maturity and variable costs through greater control of budgets, demand, consumption and forecasting.

Livingstone Group enables its clients to reduce audit, security, and reputational risks as well as gain greater control over key vendor negotiations and their on-going management. Its services also improve decision-making through consistent reporting, reliable tools, and accurate data.

“Our technology driven managed service is delivered through our Livingstone Hub Platform by our skilled team of licence experts to help organizations reduce costs and minimize risks while gaining greater control over all aspects of their software and cloud investments, so we believe our recognition for the second year running as a Leader in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SAM Managed Services further validates our ability to execute and deliver on our vision,” said Chris Allan, CEO at Livingstone Group. “We are delighted that Livingstone has once again been recognized as a Leader.  This recognition reflects our company values to Commit, Collaborate, Inspire and Innovate.  I believe that this acknowledges our outstanding expertise across all major software publishers, our commitment to customer success and the value of the investment in our IP" 

“This Magic Quadrant offers support for informed contracting of SAM managed services that deliver software asset management discipline. The Magic Quadrant assesses the Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision of 11 SAM managed services providers that meet our criteria for inclusion. The positioning of providers in this Magic Quadrant is based on factors determined by Gartner as being relevant to this market worldwide. This Magic Quadrant is a point-in-time analysis, with all provider profiles reflecting the status as of March 2022. Quantitative data collected was for a 12-month period ending February 2022.”

“Leaders have built a considerable SAM managed services track record, demonstrating their experience to successfully deliver continuous SAM discipline to large, complex enterprises, and are well-positioned to continue delivering services in the future. Leaders have a well-developed vision of market direction, incorporate FinOps in their SAM managed services, and are actively building and improving their competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market. The Leaders quadrant indicates the direction of the SAM managed services market, and Leaders have proved their Ability to Execute and their Completeness of Vision.”


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About Livingstone Group

Livingstone Group is trusted by some of the world’s largest companies and public sector organizations to control and optimize their investments in software and cloud services. Its independent expertise and technology-enabled managed services deliver successful outcomes across the entire investment lifecycle, accurately forecasting demand, mitigating compliance risks, negotiating contracts, and managing and optimizing consumption.

Headquartered in Reading, UK, Livingstone Group’s growing team of 150 experts operates on a global scale, managing client service contracts in more than 138 countries.


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