Microsoft Effective License Position & Optimization service
Challenge: How to optimize licensing & minimize risks for your Microsoft software?
With hundreds of titles, on-premises and cloud delivery options and more incentives than ever to push your computing into the Azure platform, managing your total Microsoft spend is a growing challenge.
Gone are the days of relying on a simple Microsoft Licensing Statement or single Enterprise Agreement. Today your business will have multiple Microsoft spends managed by a diverse group of stakeholders, quite possibly with the majority of costs being incurred outside of the IT organization.
To deliver effective governance of your overall Microsoft licensing and spend, you need the skills and technologies to establish:
- What Microsoft products are deployed
- How they’re being used
- Whether any software is outdated, redundant or poses a security risk
- What your entitlement is
- How consumption reconciles against entitlement
- Where your opportunities for optimization can be found
Solution: Start with an Effective Licensing Position for Microsoft
Because Certero is not a licensing partner for Microsoft, you can have total faith that our license management experts have only YOUR best interests at heart.
+ Step 1: Discovery & Inventory
Make it easy to obtain in-depth understanding of your entire Microsoft estate, pinpointing products, versions and edition that can be matched to your Microsoft License Statement (MLS) and other entitlement sources.
Present the data your way by building interactive graphical dashboards with information that is useful to you and your colleagues, manipulate data into fully exportable reports by using filters and multi-value searches and build email alerts to keep track of specific items.
Ensure accuracy: your data is always “live” with inventory schedules set to run at a time and day you set, keeping your inventory data refreshed and updating your environments. Include Microsoft Office 365 and cloud applications alongside on-premises deployments.
Trend your use of Microsoft applications over time, including tracking where Databases or virtual instances have moved.
+ Step 2: Clarity on License Entitlements
Consolidate and store all of your Microsoft entitlements including your MLS, order documents and maintenance renewals in one place.
Never miss a renewal by keeping track of upcoming renewals using email alerts and management dashboards.
+ Step 3: Creating the Microsoft Effective License Position
+ Step 4: Recommendations for Optimization
Re-harvest and re–deploy: using existing data and projected future deployment strategies we will help you to identify where licensing can be re-harvested or better deployed.
Optimize Microsoft deployments to reduce licensing requirements and spend while optimizing availability and efficiency
Analyze entitlement clauses and documentation to make sure you fully understand all the caveats and conditions of your Microsoft enteprise licensing.
Improve SAM processes to ensure ongoing value is driven from your Microsoft software estate and to manage and control it effectively.