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.
Reduce Cost & Risk
- Tools Agnostic
Market Leading Expertise
- Breadth & Scale
- Technical Background
- Ongoing Staff Education