KOSTNER offers two types of analyses.

1) Kostner Clarity analyses consist of cost and configuration baselines and benchmarks of the current environment, as well as cost and configuration simulations for future possible environment choices.

2) Kostner True-down analyses provide concrete, actionable cost optimization initiatives. These include license and service model choice, consumption reductions, and infrastructure changes that lead to lower Total Cost of Ownership.

We turn true-up into True-down!

We offer you our services to following platforms: Virtual server, network, Azure services, Office 365 and storage.

Please CONTACT US for a presentation of our services, including a demonstration of sample outcomes.

Our Delivery Process

Where normal consulting processes rely on hundreds of hours of work on-site, disrupting daily workflow and requiring at least as many hours from your staff, KOSTNERs delivery model is vastly different.

  • We rely on data collected from management systems you already have in place.
  • We process that data in our AI analytics engines.
  • In a few concentrated, short workshops, we review our initial findings and deepen our understanding of your situation and further tailor our recommendations.
  • We present the final result and take you through our suggestions for the implementation projects.
  • We remain in the loop until you have successfully implemented the findings and reaped the rewards.

In all, this process takes 4-5 weeks, and requires only 20-30 hours of your time.

Learn more about our delivery model:

Data collection:

The data we need is collected from your management systems by your system administrators. We do not need access to your IT environment. Data is collected using simple SQL scripts that in no way violate your IT security, and we do not collect any passwords. Data is extracted in clear text, using scripts that are easy to read and understand. This gives you a clear understanding of what data is being analyzed. We provide thorough guides and templates and help you at every step. Customers typically spend less than an hour completing data collection.

Data Processing:

We process the collected data in our platform using AI and Big Data. After we have processed data we validate the data before starting to build the actionable report.


Data will take us far, but after the initial processing, we need to sit down with members from your technical or license management teams. We review findings, inquire about upcoming changes to the environment, and make sure all our recommendations are feasible for you, with your constraints and processes. We do this to make sure what we deliver, is what can actually be completed.

Results Presentation:

We present our findings to senior management members and help them prioritize the projects and activities. We make sure they understand what drives costs, and what are the best options moving forward.

Customer Success:

After the confetti has landed, we make sure to keep close to your teams as they start to implement. We make sure our findings are understood, and make sure to follow up before your agreements with vendors are adjusted. This way, we make sure you have the best opportunity for success.

Demonstration of our solutions:

visual snapshot of Kostners Simulation