Microsoft Audit Defence

Effectively navigate the Microsoft Audit Process

Microsoft Audit Defence

Microsoft license compliance verification, also known as Audit, is a formal mandatory compliance review of your organisations use of Microsoft products and services.

Microsoft conducts audits with its business customers through the use of 3rd party third-party accounting firms to protect its intellectual property rights. These audits have both an operational and financial impact on organisations that fail to effectively take control of the audit process.

Who can be audited?

Organisations that utilise Microsoft volume licensing programmes can be selected to verify their license compliance position. These organisations can be selected at random for a Microsoft audit or selected based on one or more of the following key drivers:

  • Inconsistent Purchasing Patterns
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Failure to renew strategic licensing agreements
  • Complex licensing scenarios
  • Migration to competing technologies
  • Employee tip offs

Microsoft License Assessment Approach

Before responding to Microsoft and its auditing partner of choice its essential that organisations discuss their position with experienced audit defence advisors. Failure to seek professional advise can result in a poorly devised audit management strategy that will result in unnecessary licensing expenditure and disrupt IT operations. Version 1 Microsoft Audit defence advisory services are built on industry recognised standards delivered by ex-software vendor audit staff and enable organisations to effectively navigate the Microsoft audit process.

Audit defence strategy formulation & Pre-audit baseline report

Risk management advice

Validation of auditor reports

Settlement negotiation support

Benefits of Microsoft Audit Defence

Utilising Microsoft Audit Defence advisory services from Version 1 will enable your organisation leverage the following benefits:

Take control of the audit process
Access skilled Microsoft Licensing Specialists
Proactively manage license compliance risk
Minimise disruption to IT Operations
Strengthen your negotiation position with Microsoft
Optimise license exposure expenditure

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.

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Licence Audit Consulting
Designed to support organisations who are about to be audited or are in the process of being audited by a software vendor.
Our Audit Services
Cloud Licensing
Version 1 has been working in the cloud for over a decade equipping our SAM experts with both the knowledge and experience to achieve the benefits of cloud computing, removing ambiguity and delivering certainty on software license compliance.
Cloud Licensing
SAM Managed Services
Enables you to maximise and optimise the value you get from your spend. Ensuring that you have full control of your software license estate and giving confidence in your compliance position.
SAM Managed Services

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