Selecting the right software licensing can be a complex and time-consuming process. Not only do you need to deal with multiple contracts and suppliers, but there are often complicated procurement processes, incomplete reporting and confusing pricing schemes to tackle as well.
Let’s get this out there right now: software licensing is not always as straightforward as it could be – and yes, we’re including Microsoft licensing in that statement. Selecting the right software licensing can be a complex and time-consuming process. Not only do you need to deal with multiple contracts and suppliers, but there are often complicated procurement processes, incomplete reporting and confusing pricing schemes to tackle as well.
At OfficeLabs we are pleased to provide a license requirement service to all our clients. We simply perform a comprehensive survey of users within your organisation, followed by a rationalisation of needs and analysis of work practises. This then provides us with a great grounding for the correct level of licenses needed by your business.
Some consultancies will offer you software you will never use, or tie you into elongated contracts far beyond the scope of the project on which you’re engaging them. OfficeLabs recognises that the secret to repeat business is being fair and honest with our clients. Our impartial service will examine the needs of the business and select appropriate software to not only fulfil your requirements, but uncover opportunities for cost efficiency, ease of purchase, renewal and accurate reporting.
Additionally, we provide a migration planning service for end-of-life products and help you move to the latest versions. This is particularly crucial when moving from a platform like SharePoint Server on-premises, to Office 365 and SharePoint Online.
A new approach to licensing Microsoft products
A Microsoft 365 license gives a user access to Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility and Security. An administrator simply assigns a license to each user for the service they need access to, and the rest is taken care of automatically.
For example, you can assign a user access to Skype for Business Online, but not SharePoint Online. Some employees may require different products for their day-to-day work than others, so instead of overloading them with unnecessary software, each user can be catered for individually, by work group, team, department, and so on. Those requiring mobile and/or remote access can be enabled as required, again individually or en masse, and the whole process provides a simple licensing platform to cover the organisation.
This is a straightforward and modern way to approach Microsoft volume licensing without the headaches. Give OfficeLabs a call, and we can talk you through our licensing requirement service, and ensure you get the best possible outcome in terms of workforce efficiency and costs.
How Can OfficeLabs Help?
These are just some of the benefits OfficeLabs can offer your company. When you book an appointment with an OfficeLabs licensing consultant, they will talk to you in depth about your business needs, and how best to utilise the software you have. Remember, OfficeLabs offer more than Microsoft licensing expertise, this is just one area of expertise — OfficeLabs will ensure you get the most out of each application. Making sure your business runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible is why OfficeLabs has been chosen by both FTSE 250 companies and huge public sector bodies, and our no-jargon approach will let you talk to us with confidence about your requirements.
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