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Mesa County to Use SoftWatch to Drive Google Apps Adoption and Control License Spending

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SoftWatch Usage Analysis Provides Vital Information That Enabled Mesa County to Increase Its Use of Google Apps and Rightsize Its Licensing Budget

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - Jan 19, 2016) - SoftWatch, a leader in Application Usage Analytics, announced today that Mesa County of Colorado State, who is using Google Apps, has selected SoftWatch's CloudIT and OptimizeIT cloud services to analyze its current usage of Microsoft applications, to execute and monitor the adoption of Google Apps services and to optimize its legacy MS Office license budget.

Mesa started with CloudIT assessment of MS Office and Google Apps actual usage that provided them with visibility into their end user behavior and needs, as well as the challenges in adopting Google Apps services and the potential license savings. The results were quite surprising, revealing that Word was by far the application that was heavily used, mainly due to the integration of Word templates into corporate systems such as the HR management system. This was against Mesa perception that Excel would be the most heavily used application.

After analyzing the results of the assessment, Mesa went on and deployed OptimizeIT, an ongoing management and monitoring service that enabled them to execute and monitor the adoption of Google Apps, plan and execute training activities and understand their actual Microsoft license needs moving forward.

"SoftWatch services brought us tremendous insights to our real usage of MS Office and how we can expedite the adoption of Google Apps services," said Troy Flick, IT manager at Mesa County. "We were extremely satisfied with SoftWatch services, the deployment was flawless and the information enabled us to provide our users with effective training, monitor the adoption process and significantly increase our Google Apps adoption during the past year."

"We were very pleased to work with Mesa County and help them in managing the adoption of Google Apps services," said Dror Leshem, VP sales at SoftWatch. "We also believe that Mesa is now much more informed with their licensing needs and should be able to materialize considerable savings when negotiating future licensing contracts."

About SoftWatch

SoftWatch is a leader in Application Usage analytics. With its SaaS solution, it enables enterprises to effectively manage the transition of business applications to the cloud, optimize their hybrid cloud environment and reduce software spending. The Israel-based company has patents pending for its software usage and user segmentation solutions. For more information, visit www.softwatch.com

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