If you are considering investing in technology such as Microsoft Dynamics, Azure or Office365 we provide benchmark information on Microsoft’s product and license model risk levels to ensure you are correctly prioritising your compliance management activities.
Audit procedures, tactics, pitfalls
Microsoft 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 conditions
We can use our insights gained while helping other clients to also benefit your organisation.
How market insights help you
Most 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.
While their cloud technology is innovative, Microsoft’s enterprise agreement originated over 20 years ago and was originally designed for in-house software. This now outdated and complex contract doesn’t suit every company, and when combined with Microsoft’s technical license requirements, creates a complex proposition.
Are 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.
What 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.
If you are unsure about making the right contractual choice, ask us for an expert second opinion.
Microsoft 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.
Software assets should be seen as a necessary part of your inventory when going through Mergers, Acquisitions or Divestments. Software Licensing tends to be overseen, but is of paramount importance. Do you get to take your licenses with you, or are you using cloud services and is there a need to revisit the entire contract?
Assessing your Software Licenses and company compatibility
Are 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 ELP
By 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 inventory
Understand 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.