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.
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
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