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Taking the shock out of software license and audit events.


  • “Filipa and her SWAT team are an elite force, a focused and highly skilled crack team of software license professionals.”

    SAM Program Lead, Global Financial Institution - Australia2016
  • "According to judges, Software Optimisation Services’ (SOS) team "set a high standard" in combining energy, passion, and long term customer value through every Microsoft SAM engagement. For judges, this unique set of qualifications and innovative approach created the winning success criteria."

    Microsoft (As reported on ARN, 1st June 2016)2016
  • "SOS gave us the intelligence to make an informed decision to extend or renew our Software Licence agreement. Understanding software licensing implications must be a priority before any decision to renew existing architecture is made."

    Ian Brunette - Chief Infrastructure and Operations Manager, HBF2016

Software Optimisation Services (SOS) was established in 2011 as an independent advisory practice. Dubbed the “Switzerland” of Software licence compliance and IT asset management(ITAM), SOS offers an independent, clear lens on an enterprise’s information systems – establishing clarity and laying down the foundations to allow a business to optimise IT operations and reduce enterprise risk.

In 2016 SOS won Microsoft’s global SAM Partner of the Year award, the first company in Australia and the whole of APAC to do so.

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In 2016 Software Optimisation Services (SOS) won Microsoft’s global SAM Partner of the Year award, the first company in Australia and the whole of APAC to do so.

Prior to winning the Microsoft SAM Partner of the Year award in 2016, SOS was a finalist in the same category for two consecutive years.

SOS is also the only independent APAC partner selected by Microsoft to join their Global SAM Partner Advisory Council (PAC).

We don't sell software; we deliver independent, game-changing results for clients during vendor negotiations, software license agreement structures and software license audits.

Our clients once told us that “We are Switzerland,” in software negotiations. This is because we are the independent and neutral party in the negotiation. We work for our clients’ best interests, but we also know that every software negotiation requires a good outcome for both parties in order to be successful.

Our clients engage our highly trained group of specialists to take the shock out of software license and audit events. We go beyond traditional 'point-in-time' software baselines to build a sustainable future state – optimised and compliant license management.

Our practitioners can boast the following industry accreditations

  • IAITAM Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM) and CITAM – Certified IT Asset Manager
  • Microsoft Certified Professional in the following areas of specialisation & competency;
    • Microsoft Software Asset Management
    • Microsoft Licensing Solutions for Small & Medium Organizations
    • Microsoft Licensing Solutions for Large Organizations

Our founder and CEO was the first person ever in Australia to be a Certified Software Practitioner in ISO/IEC 19770-1. This ISO standard is specific to SAM but is closely aligned to IT Service Management (ITSM).

She was also the first SAM practitioner outside of Europe to meet all of the requirements of KPMG’s SAM Expert Assessment.


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Filipa Preston, CEO of SOS meeting with Gavriella Schuster, ‎Corporate VP, WW Partner Group at Microsoft at Microsoft WPC 2016


If your business requires increased firepower, tactical response and specialised services to solve your software license compliance situation, call in the SOS SWAT Team