Managed License Consulting

A contract with a software licensing vendor like Microsoft is almost impossible for any larger company to avoid. These are often three-year license contracts with a true-up exercise at the end of each year. You are plodding through your Active Directory and SCCM. You run Map Toolkit and RVTools and then…. following endless arithmetic you eventually reach, to your astonishment, an Effective Licensing Position that fails to match your expectations. You then ask yourself, did we purchase those SQL-Server licences separately, or were they part of SharePoint? Are these servers actually covered per VM or per physical Core? Did our external programmers bring MSDN licenses with them to cover our Acceptance environment? On balance, these are countless issues you and your technical staff would rather not have to face.

Q-Advise has developed the Q-36 plan, especially for this purpose. We will assist you over the duration, or even in the run-up to your contract with Microsoft. We analyse the measurements, review your contract and ascertain where you stand. Thanks to their many years of experience, our license experts are able to apply the licensing rules to your advantage in the best possible way.

Do you want to enter into the true-up with peace of mind, pay no more than strictly necessary and benefit from predictable IT costs? Many customers before you have already opted for the Q-36 plan.

Q-36 Plan

This independent service is designed to provide you access to some or all of our services portfolio on a continuous basis, whether during the lifecycle of a Vendor/s contract or on a 1-3 year basis.

Typical components include:

  • Cloud Adoption Analysis
  • Ad hoc Licensing Advice
  • Server Estate Configuration Analysis
  • Deployment Plan Progress Tracking
  • Cost Allocation
  • Audit Support
  • Continuous Cloud Contract Optimisation
  • True-Up validation
  • License Metric Change Impact Analysis
  • Billing Optimisation

Continuous License Consulting Services are bespoke and built around your specific needs. We act as an extension of your team and guarantee you access to the Q-Advise team for the duration of service.

Our Mission: To equip you with the confidence and strategy to reverse the balance of power when engaging with Microsoft, IBM,  SAP and Oracle

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