Microsoft License Assessment

Identify and understand your current Microsoft deployment, usage and license position

Microsoft License Assessment

Due to the fast pace at which Microsoft technology evolves, many organisations fail to identify the impact associated of product and program licensing changes.

Without the necessary resources, organisations that fail to understand their effective Microsoft license position can be face important challenges.

Microsoft License Assessment Challenges

Microsoft License Assessment Process

Initiate engagement


Align Licenses with Microsoft Technology

Present License Position

Benefits of Microsoft License Assessment

To successfully address the many challenges organisations face with respect to accurately and independently verifying their Microsoft license position. Version 1 can work in tandem with your organisation to verify its current Microsoft deployment, usage and license position. Our Microsoft License Assessment will enable your organisation achieve the following benefits

Proactively Manage License Non-Compliance
Eliminate Underutilised Software
Optimise Microsoft Installs to Reduce Cost & Risk
Support Strategic Planning for Cloud Utilisation
Strengthen your Negotiation Position
Avoid the Need to Reassign Internal Resources

Making the Business Case

Average 30% On Premise Overspend

On average, organisations with poor license management can overspend on Microsoft software by an estimated 30% per annum.

82% of risks can be mitigated

Compliance risk can be prevented using zero licensing cost optimisation techniques.

Average 39% Cloud Overspend

On average organisations that perform Lift & Shift to Public Cloud without optimisation and effectively profiling can result in overspend by an average 39% on SaaS & IaaS Solutions.

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
  • Assessment
  • Advice
  • Procurement
Trusted Advisor
  • Independent
  • Tools Agnostic
  • Experience
Market Leading Expertise
  • Breadth & Scale
  • Technical Background
  • Ongoing Staff Education

Market Leading Services

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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