If you’re considering implementing a foundational layer like a digital asset management (DAM) solution, there might be a possibility you haven’t thought of: leveraging your organization’s Microsoft strategy.
MediaValet is now available for purchase on the Azure Marketplace. The Azure Marketplace seamlessly allows organizations to cover 100% of their MediaValet subscription fees with their Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC) benefit, giving teams an easy and convenient way to purchase a DAM.
How to Get Started
Remember your friends in IT? Now's the time to organize a quick meeting. If your organization is a heavy Microsoft user, there’s a good chance that IT has committed to a certain level of Azure consumption that needs to be used. Azure consumption benefits have an expiration date, so it truly is a “use it or lose it” scenario.
Plus, if your organization doesn’t use a MACC benefit, you can still leverage the Azure Marketplace using a pay-as-you-go account or simply, a credit card.
Benefits of Purchasing on the Azure Marketplace
Purchasing through one of Microsoft’s Marketplaces offers several benefits that ultimately help smooth out your buying process. It allows you to:
1. Take full advantage of your existing benefits
A Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment is a contractual agreement to spend a certain amount with Microsoft over a period of time. It’s a “use it or lose it" plan, where organizations are incentivized to spend the entire amount, or lose out on the initial investment. With that said, purchasing MediaValet on the Azure Marketplace can help your organization make full use of their MACC benefits before they lapse.
2. Purchase a DAM without increasing budget requirements
When you choose to purchase MediaValet through the Azure Marketplace, you’re able to use budget that’s already been “spent”, as it’s already been committed to Microsoft. This can help get the DAM initiative approved, as the organization doesn’t need to reallocate budget from other initiatives or solutions to fund it.
3. Boost buying power and help make the procurement of a new DAM solution easier
Solutions that are available on the Azure Marketplace are “pre-vetted” by Microsoft, meaning they have Microsoft’s stamp of approval. This can help smooth the procurement process and make IT more comfortable with accepting an unfamiliar solution.
Simplify Procurement with the Azure Marketplace
With budgets experiencing greater scrutiny and competing pressures, finding alternative funding solutions can help you move foundational projects ahead without having to go into battle. A DAM can very easily enable the entire organization by managing all digital assets in one central library.
At the end of the day, the main thing to remember is that procuring a new solution doesn’t need to be a cumbersome experience. By staying within the Azure platform, you can fast track your DAM procurement process and move your operations forward, so you can focus on delivering results.
MediaValet is a leader in cloud-based digital asset management that helps organizations manage, organize and share their digital assets, improving productivity and increasing ROI. See MediaValet in action today.