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2 The cloud. It possesses extraordinary promise. And comes with complex challenges. ArrowSphere xsp Central. Improving software license management. That s why we at Arrow ECS built ArrowSphere, an innovative marketplace for the channel, that delivers on the potential of the cloud. Through ArrowSphere xsp Central, managed service providers (MSPs) gain a single entry point to manage all Cloud Service Provider software licenses, replacing man-days of non-productive work Which brings clarity to the cloud. Turns theory into reality. And puts your business where it belongs: Five Years Out. The Arrow ECS Difference At Arrow ECS, we aggregate. Enable. Build ecosystems. We anticipate market momentum, technology demands and adoption patterns. And we bring the right resources and people together. We re an information technology distributor specialising in end-to-end IT infrastructure solutions, including cloud services, data storage, data centre infrastructure management, enterprise software, servers, network security, unified communications and virtualisation. Working with our channel partners, we bring efficiency to the storage, management, security and deployment of data, providing secure access to business-critical information any time, from any location, on any device. Our goal is to facilitate new business models. And to offer solutions, tools and resources for the dynamic transformation of your business. 1
3 Improve the accuracy & visibility of your software license usage reports. Managed service providers on the ArrowSphere xsp Central have instant access to a dynamically growing portfolio of product, program and pricing information for software licenses in one place. This enables MSPs to select the best combination of technology and cost for their chosen cloud service, while benefiting from the ability to quickly expand their offerings as new services continuously become available. arrowsphere.net +44 (0)
4 Business benefits for Managed Service Providers Change can be difficult, but regardless of its challenges, the cloud represents tangible business potential for solutions providers like you. As you are looking for ways to grow your recurring services model, you ll find an upside. Your role as an essential resource for cloud services will position you to become more deeply embedded in your customers business processes, reinforcing relationships in ways that one-time transactions never could SOFTWARE LICENSES CATALOGUE Our unique portfolio of product, program and pricing information for software licenses is easily accessible online, saving you time and money when planning new services or for MSPs looking to refine their existing service(s). ACCELERATE TIME TO MARKET WITH MINIMAL INVESTMENT Our collection of ArrowSphere accredited service providers makes it possible to assemble a customised catalogue of reliable, cloud-ready services, so you can complement your current portfolio with new offerings, cross-sell, develop new markets and better support your customers needs. AUTOMATE RECURRING REPORTING TASKS Leverage the fully automated reporting process with validation steps, that is included in ArrowSphere xsp Central to deliver recurring reports more efficiently and more accurately. INCREASE EXISTING CUSTOMER LIFETIME VALUE Through your own existing online shop or your branded webstore, end customers can consider new capabilities, provision new services, and increase or decrease their usage levels in real time as their business needs change. TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS AND OPTIMISE THE UTILISATION OF MSP PROGRAM BENEFITS Get the latest information on the various xsp programs and updates from all ISVs in one place. Simulate service margins (integrating other internal costs, HW, Services, ) before you build new services. 5
5 ArrowSphere xsp Central software license management ArrowSphere xsp Central provides managed service providers with the ability to efficiently address the following recurring reporting requirements: > Browse the catalogue to understand each vendors program and value > Create your optimized cloud stack > Add the number of users or seats sold this month > Validate the report & send it job done! The Voice of ArrowSphere Resellers Here s what our customers are saying about ArrowSphere... The ArrowSphere platform allows us to address new markets and new business in a very fast and simple way, and it therefore represents a massive revenue opportunity for us. Being able to leverage a turnkey webstore with our own solutions and the services portfolio developed by Arrow ECS puts us in a solid position to embrace the cloud with minimal risk. This is a game changer for us. Arrow ECS has accelerated our time to market and ability to introduce cloud revenues to our business by over 18 months. Carl Nichols Executive VP & Director of Sales Operations, aap 3 A global IT and business solutions provider Shamus Kelly Managing Director, Portal One of the UK s leading business and technology consultancies arrowsphere.net +44 (0)
6 Are You Five Years Out? Most people live in the present. The world of now. But a handful of us work in a unique world that doesn t quite exist yet the world of Five Years Out. Five Years Out is the tangible future. And the people who live and work there know that new technologies, new materials, new ideas and new electronics will make life not only different, but better. Not just cheaper, but smarter. Not just easier, but more inspired. Five Years Out is an exciting place to be. So exciting that, once you ve been there, it s hard to get excited about the present. Because we know what s coming is going to be so much better. Five Years Out is a community of builders, designers, engineers and imaginers who navigate the path between possibility and practicality. Creating the future of everything from cars to coffeemakers. Are you one of them? Then you re probably working with us. Arrow Electronics, Inc. Enterprise Computing Solutions UK Head Office Nidderdale House Beckwith Knowle Otley Road Harrogate HG3 1SA In Person +44 (0) Call to talk or set up a face-to-face meeting with one of our knowledgeable representatives. Online arrowsphere.net Visit our site for everything from the latest news to line card information Arrow Electronics, Inc. Arrow and the Arrow logo are registered trademarks of Arrow Electronics, Inc. Other trademarks and product information are the property of their respective owners. CL_ECS_AS_04/13
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