Cherwell Software's Innovative ITSM Licensing Structure Shakes Up SaaS & On-Premise ITIL Service Management Marketplace

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The combination of a concurrent license structure and a 60-day guarantee on Cherwell's ITIL and Pink Verified IT Service Management software creates a unique offer allowing organizations to find the optimal number of needed licenses as they exit costly 'legacy' systems that required 'named' licenses.

As more and more organizations select Cherwell, we've found they often have a hard time determining the number of concurrent licenses they may need because the industry has long had a restrictive and costly 'named license' approach.

Cherwell Software, a leader in developing ITIL and Pink Elephant Verified IT Service Management software solutions delivering enterprise-level functionality at a mid-market price, is shaking up the traditional licensing model in the Service Management marketplace, and being noticed overseas, with a unique and innovative guarantee and licensing structure.

Cherwell offers both the SaaS On-Demand and the On-Premise solution in a concurrent license structure which allows multiple users to access the licenses. In addition, the software has the ability to 'reserve' licenses for specific individuals who must always have access. Cherwell also offers a 60-day money back guarantee including return of unused or unneeded licenses.

"As more and more organizations select Cherwell, we've found they often have a hard time determining the number of concurrent licenses they may need because the industry has long had a restrictive and costly 'named license' approach." said Vance Brown, Cherwell CEO. "The innovative approach of Cherwell's concurrent licensing combined with our 60-day guarantee, allows an organization to find the optimal ROI balance of needed licenses in the first 60-days of deployment."    

The flexibility in terms of licensing and deployment has been noted by Stephen Mann and Chandranshu Singh of the Butler Group, Europe's leading IT Research & Analysis organization in a recent Technology Audit of Cherwell, "organisations can leverage Cherwell's delivery flexibility and license to deploy the solution 'on premise', access it on demand in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) subscription model, or employ it delivered as a managed service. The product is mostly sold with concurrent user licenses; however, organisations may alternatively opt for reserved licenses which are similar to named-user licenses except that they can be transferred to other persons within the organisation if required."

The full Butler Group Technology Audit report is available at:

Cherwell offers a variety of webinars, including industry overviews such as Higher-Ed, Healthcare and Call-Centers; sign-up is available on-line at Webinar attendees are eligible to receive a free copy of the $189 valued, HDI sponsored, DVD titled "ITIL and the Service Desk" by industry icon Malcolm Fry.

Interested parties may also visit Cherwell at the itSMF USA Fusion 2009 conference in Dallas, September 20-22, 2009 at Booth #2121.

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About Butler Group
Butler Group is the IT End User division of Datamonitor Plc and is a leading provider of Information Technology research, analysis and advice. Founded in 1990, with headquarters in London, England, Butler Group is respected throughout the business world for the impartiality and incisiveness of its research and opinion, for more information see

About Cherwell Software, Inc.
Cherwell Software is the developer of Cherwell Service Management™ - an integrated service management software solution for IT and support professionals. Cherwell Service Management™ was designed, from the ground up, using Microsoft's .NET technology and out-of-the-box ITIL best practices. With fully-integrated Pink Elephant verified modules such as Incident Management, Problem Management, Change Management, Release Management, Configuration Management, and Service Level Management - just to name a few, Cherwell Service Management™ provides a holistic approach to service management, allowing IT and support departments to align themselves with the businesses they support. Cherwell Service Management™ offers enterprise power with mid-market prices and ease of use. Cherwell Service Management™ customers include such companies as TV Guide, The Weather Channel, Ent Federal Credit Union, The University of Minnesota, Hallmark Services and Ohio State University.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO., with European offices in UK, Cherwell Software was founded, and is managed, by a team of industry experts - including the former CEO of FrontRange Solutions, the former Chief Architect of FrontRange's HEAT® and ITSM™ product lines, and the original founder and past CEO of the Help Desk Institute (HDI). We are passionate about customer care, and dedicated toward "building innovative technology based on yesterday values." Please visit for more information.

ITIL is a Registered Trademark, and a Registered Community Trademark of the Office of Government Commerce. Cherwell Service Management™, Cherwell Service Desk™ and the Cherwell logo are the property of Cherwell Software, Inc. Other products, brands and trademarks are property of their respective owners/companies. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.


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