Snow Software

1 April 2017 -31 March 2020 Print

Snow License Manager is designed to reduce the risk, cost and complexity associated with software assets and licensing. Thousands of organisations around the world rely on Snow License Manager to help them avoid overspending on software entitlements whilst ensuring that they are fully compliant with licensing rules.

Snow License Manager is the hub of Snow’s advanced Software Asset Management (SAM) platform – providing a unified view of all the software and hardware assets, license entitlements and application usage metrics. The Chest Agreement provides a unique academic unlimited site licence for Snow Asset Management Software.

Key Facts


  • Unique academic unlimited site licence
  • Preferential pricing and choice of on premise or Eduserv-hosted
  • Create Effective License Positions (ELPs) for all software vendors, including Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe and more
  • Track software license expenditure
  • Monitor usage of deployed assets
  • Identify opportunities to reduce licensing and support costs

Important Dates

Agreement start date: 1 April 2017
Agreement end date: 31 March 2020

Eligible Institutions

Universities, colleges and other learning, educational and research bodies in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Other organisations aligned with Eduserv’s charitable objectives of supporting education, research bodies and the public sector may ask to participate in the Agreement. Eduserv will liaise with the Supplier about any such requests.


30 day free trial available, covering up to 10 computers and hosted on the Eduserv platform – contact Eduserv Help for more information.

Product Information

Supplier Details

Owner: Snow Software

Product Description

Snow License Manager is the hub of Snow’s advanced Software Asset Management (SAM) platform – providing a unified view of all the software and hardware assets, license entitlements and application usage metrics.

Snow License Manager supports your businesses with:

  • Datacenter Optimization – Make greater savings in the Datacenter and light work of complex licensing models
  • Transparency of Software Consumption – Get complete visibility of software usage and successfully optimize your software assets
  • Financial Management View – Get insight into the total investment and compliance for whole product family
  • Simple Management of Multiple Software Versions - See a consolidated view of your total investment, compliance risk and overspend
  • Forecasting and Trending – Understand trends, forecast and future proof your software investment
  • Enhanced Management Reporting Dashboard – Get all the information you need at your fingertips - in one single view

Snow Software Recognition Service recognizes commercial software discovered on the network with more than 69,000 software publishers and over 420,000 applications recognized out-of-the-box.

Snow Automation Platform, all unused software installations are automatically identified, providing the ability to easily uninstall and re-harvest licenses

Snow Virtualization Management is designed to not only discover the presence of virtual and physical assets, but understand the configuration and relationship between these devices.

Snow Inventory discovers all assets including hardware configuration, software deployments and usage.

Five vendor upload:

Snow’s Vendor Entitlement Import services provide the validation and importing of a vendor license statement into Snow License Manager. This would also include the correct allocation of Software Assurance (SA), Step-up, and maintenance plans to qualifying base license entitlement.

Microsoft or VMware Baseline:

Microsoft Baseline Services help organizations to quickly establish an effective baseline report for Microsoft in Snow License Manager. This includes complex license scenarios such as MSDN, SQL Server license allocation including CAL, Processor/Core, Virtual. The data from the software inventory is subsequently compared with the license procurement data which will assist in identifying ways of applying best-fit license entitlements, opportunities to re-harvest licenses, and provide key insights that could help in future software agreement negotiations.

Oracle Snow License:

Snow’s Oracle Management Option, combined with Snow License Manager, empowers the SAM manager to identify all Oracle databases deployed across the estate. The information about these databases, such as deployed editions and enabled management packs and options enables any Oracle stakeholder within the business to understand current financial liability from the hardware and software configurations in use. Oracle-defined Core Factors of the majority of hardware are matched and displayed via Snow’s Software Recognition Service, making license calculations straightforward and reducing likelihood of error.


Implementing a new business solution can sometimes be daunting and bewildering. To help accelerate this process and decrease the time to ROI, Snow offers a range of structured services, comprising implementation, upgrades, SAM best practice guidance and assistance with data management. Fully qualified Snow Certified Engineers can help tailor the Snow implementation to your business requirements. Snow services are aimed towards those organizations that want to leverage the deep technical understanding of Snow to complement their internal SAM strategies and complete complex tasks in a fraction of the time.

On Premise vs Hosted
The Snow Chest Agreement offers the choice of whether to host the software on the Institutions premises or, if they would prefer and for an additional cost, for it to be hosted by Chest on their behalf. Snow for Chest provides access to Snow License Manager, the hub of Snow’s advanced Software Asset Management (SAM) platform, as well as to a range of managed and professional services.

Snow License Manager is hosted and operated by Eduserv from our 24/7 Network and Security Operations Centre (NOC/SOC). More details of this latter option will be added to this page in the very near future, please contact to be notified when details are available.

Pricing and Ordering

All prices are in GBP and exclude VAT.

Higher Education sites can find their band via the following link HE Price Bands.

All other eligible sites, Further Education and Associates, are able to determine their band using the table in clause 7 of the order form.

Licence Fees:

The table below shows the single, one-off Fees payable for a three-year Licence for the core complete package of all five Products: Snow Automation Platform, Snow Inventory, Snow License Manager, Snow Software Recognition Service, and Snow Virtualization Management.

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Payment Terms

On receipt of a completed Order, Institutions will be invoiced for the whole three years licence fee immediately.

All Purchase Orders must be made out to Eduserv and Eduserv's invoices must be paid within 30 calendar days of the date of the invoice.

Commitment Period

Institutions may participate in the Agreement at any time during the agreement period, and are bound by its Terms and Conditions, including payments, until the end of the Institution’s chosen Licence Period.

How to Order

All sites should complete the following documents:

  • One copy of the Order Form
  • A Purchase Order for the full amount due plus VAT made payable to "Eduserv"
    and return them to Eduserv:
  1. By post to:
    Royal Mead
    Railway Place
    BA1 1SR
  2. By email to Eduserv:

Licence Information

Licence Type

This Site licence is subject to the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.

Termination Clauses

At the end of a Licence period sites will be required to delete the software from their systems.

It is the intention of Eduserv and Snow Software to renew this three year Agreement. If the Agreement is renewed or extended then new conditions may apply. If the Agreement is not renewed then any extension is a matter between institutions and Snow Software.

Location and Use Permissions

The product(s) may be used by any Authorised User of the Licensee for Educational Purposes which includes the administration and management of the licensee’s educational and research operations. These permissions are described in the terms and conditions for the Standard Chest Licence for Software.

Personal Licences


Service and Support


30 day free trial available, covering up to 10 computers and hosted on the Eduserv platform – contact Eduserv Help for more information.

Product Documentation

Available from Snow Software’s website.

Technical Support

Support will be provided via a single contact or his/her deputy at each Institution.

Supplier Website

Supplier Support Page

System releases, new versions and functionality

Details of system releases and/or new versions and/or new supporting documentation will be notified Snow Software to Licensed Sites as and when they become commercially available.

Get in touch

0300 121 0878

Chest Agreement General

Calls to 0300 numbers are charged at the same rate as calls to normal home or business landlines.

Contact Form

Chest Help

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