Ideally, organizations would have a minimum number of contracts from each manufacturer, with all products sharing a common renewal date. However, the dedication needed to achieve and maintain this Zen-like state of contract renewal is not prevalent among resellers. In fact, TBL has found it common for many organizations to have a contract number for every new purchase, with individual one-year periods of coverage starting from every new purchase date. At best, this results in frequent renewal requests from various resellers multiple times a year that makes budgeting cumbersome. At worst, this continual cycle of multiple purchases and multiple renewals ultimately leads to critical devices experiencing a lapse in support and needless coverage for decommissioned assets.