Enterprise Agreement Assist
The Microsoft Enterprise Agreement “EA” helps organisations to respond to the rapidly changing technological landscape by enabling access to the latest cloud services and on-premises software. Microsoft EAs help organisations to streamline licensing, access volume discounts and avail of additional support benefits.
Annually, organisations must complete a Microsoft True Up involving the acquisition of software licenses based on consumption in the previous 12 months. Without the necessary people, process and tools organisations can face EA management related challenges.
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Management Challenges
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement EA Assist™ Approach
Built on industry recognised Software Asset Management “SAM” tools, EA Assist™ is a managed service comprising of advisory services, license baseline management and license optimisation support. Built upon the consultative experience and expertise of the Version 1 License Optimisation team, EA Assist™ core purpose is to enable organisations to optimise Microsoft license procurement, reduce the complexity of Microsoft license management, prevent license compliance risks and support strategic planning.
Diagnosis & Mobilisation
Understand how software products are used and provisioned today, analyse growth plans for projected future use and assess the maturity and risk profile.
Discovery & Baseline
Implement Cloud based hardware / software discovery service, enable Microsoft license entitlement management and presented Microsoft license baseline at designated times.
Inform & Optimise
Provide independent license advisory insights that allow proactive risk management and support optimised Microsoft software procurement practices.
Benefits of EA Assist™
Organisations that avail of this service can expect to achieve the following benefits:
Making the Business Case
Average 30% Overspend
On average organisations with poor license management can overspend on Microsoft software by an estimated 30% per annum.
Weakened Negotiation Position
Failure to take control of EA true up’s can result in poorer discount levels and acquisition of licenses not aligned to business goals.
82% of risks can be mitigated
Compliance risk can be prevented using zero licensing cost optimisation techniques.
Why Version 1?
We will always put the customer first. We are technology agnostic, providing a modular plug & play approach to each set of unique customer requirements. We enable clients to make better, more informed decisions on their software estate; understand the options and make the right decision for you. Our priority is to give the best advice, not just to secure licensing revenue. Our Microsoft Software Asset Management "SAM" practice includes a seasoned team of professionals with a depth of Microsoft Licensing Optimisation and Software Asset Management experience.
Reduce Cost & Risk
- Tools Agnostic
Market Leading Expertise
- Breadth & Scale
- Technical Background
- Ongoing Staff Education