Your goals and targets = our goals and targets
Founded in February 2020, LicenseQ is an unbiased and independent Microsoft Licensing and Contracting consultancy firm led by seasoned former Microsoft Licensing Professionals and Negotiators. Together, we have more than 40 years of licensing knowledge that you could benefit from.
Lead Negotiator & Co-Owner
LEAD CONSULTANT & Co-OWNER
Entered Microsoft Licensing in 2011. Seasoned in simplifying highly complex contracts and licensing environments for large and global organizations
PROJECT LEAD & Co-OWNER
More than 17 years of Licensing and Contracting experience and has worked at one of the biggest Global LSP’s, Microsoft Netherlands and a License Advisory firm
Sr. Procurement Officer
Tracy has a ton of experience working at large corporations in procurement, is a team player and knows how to manage procurement projects and deal with e.g. VMware, Microsoft, IBM and others
LicenseQ's Mission & Vision
“To reduce the opaqueness of our client’s interactions with the world’s most prevalent software vendors”
“To become global leaders for change in software and cloud licensing by fullfilling our promise of transparency and unbiasedness”
The benefits for you as our client
Below: our non-exhaustive list of benefits
Audit procedures, tactics, pitfallsMicrosoft and its auditors continually innovate their audit approach and negotiating tactics. We stay on top of these developments to help you predict the course and outcome of any audit.
Agreement terms and conditionsWe can use our insights gained while helping other clients to also benefit your organisation.
How market insights help youMost Microsoft customers only experience a compliance audit or agreement negotiation once every few years. We stay up to date with the latest Microsoft licensing developments to ensure you can operate at an expert level in all your interactions with Microsoft.
Market standardAre you getting the best deal? We undertake a risk and contractual assessment to benchmark your offer from Microsoft and compare it with the market standard. In most cases, working with us will help you get a better deal. Our insights into the mechanics at Microsoft can help move your deal forward with ease.
KnowledgeWhat aspects can you negotiate on? What does the partner earn from Microsoft? Make the most of our specialist and in-depth knowledge. A workshop with our Microsoft licensing experts can prepare you for your forthcoming renewal and set you up for success.
Second opinionIf you are unsure about making the right contractual choice, ask us for an expert second opinion.
Simplified dealMicrosoft tends to make licensing and contracting very complex. With LicenseQ on your side, your contracts become clear, concise and understandable. Above all, we can answer any questions about your Microsoft contract, simplify the agreement and help you make the right decision during the process.
Assessing your Software Licenses and company compatibilityAre you in the midst of a merger? Let us help identify your options and how you can best in- corporate both companies’ software assets. A contractual review is paramount, but you need to know what to look for.
Understanding your ELPBy knowing what assets you have, and identifying who is using what, your divestments can be finalized easily, smoothly, and in time. LicenseQ is able to help in creating an overview of your Effective License Position (ELP).
Contractual fit post inventoryUnderstand what you have, and how this is currently split? Know what you need to incorporate or disentangle? Then it is time to check if your contracts still align with your business needs.
Microsoft Licensing and Contracting requires dedication
Because Microsoft offers such a broad and diverse landscape of solutions, it is increasingly difficult to stay up to date on the latest changes and how this might affect your company. Therefore, having an independent advisor by your side will strengthen your knowledge of Microsoft’s portfolio and help your position when you are faced with a Microsoft contract renewal or a Microsoft audit defense. or if you need Microsoft 365 Optimization support Azure Optimization. LicenseQ offers compliance auditing, negotiation assistance, tactical and strategical advisory as well as ongoing compliance advisory.