Who defends you when Microsoft comes knocking to conduct an audit or a software asset management engagement? – Method 180 Assert© Audit Services
Has Microsoft recently contacted you to conduct an Audit? Maybe they are offering to provide you with a free Microsoft Software Asset Management (SAM) service? Or maybe they are simply asking to verify your deployments for your Annual Microsoft Enterprise Agreement True Up?
Are you concerned that this may not be as simple as they are making it sound?
Software audits have become common within the IT Industry. The software vendors have tried numerous different ways to position these as friendly engagements – a way to help you with your asset management practices. The reality is an audit is an audit, no matter the name.
The process can be very time consuming. IT departments that are already running razor thin with staff will often have to dedicate hundreds of hours to answering the numerous requests that are part of the Microsoft audit. Purchasing departments are bogged down in trying to decipher Microsoft license contracts, purchase records and prove entitlements. Finally, those organizations who are lucky enough to have dedicated IT Asset Management resources have them bogged down in trying to reconfigure license findings to piece their IT real estate puzzle back together.
If this all sounds daunting and you’re not sure where to begin, this is where Method 180 Assert© comes to the rescue.