Audit Support Stages

Initial Risk Assessment

During our risk assessment we compare your Microsoft entitlements list and discovery tool reports with our audit benchmark data. We then put forward a high-level plan to mitigate key risk areas.

Internal Audit

Using detailed audit procedures for all Microsoft products in scope, we produce an effective license position (ELP) report, equivalent to those produced by Microsoft’s audit firms.

External Audit Support

From negotiating the audit scope and data collection approach to delivering technical evidence, we guide you through the external audit from start to finish.

Audit Report Review and Settlement Support

Our careful and detailed analysis of the draft ELP identifies all mitigating evidence, technical arguments and licensing interpretations that reduce your compliance exposure and strengthen your settlement negotiating position with Microsoft.

Key Benefits

Risk Mitigation

In the majority of cases, we are able to help customers to limit the financial damage of Microsoft audits.

Streamlined Audit Process

Microsoft audits often last more than a year, so by engaging us as early as possible, we can help you develop an optimal strategy.