How to keep your Microsoft Licensing costs down

Getting maximum value out of your Microsoft licensing program should be high up on the list of any IT asset management professional looking to get the best results for their company. Microsoft licensing refers to the different licenses associated with the different Microsoft products. They can cover various tools and software options that are good for different levels of business functionality.

Whilst they are powerful tools that can enhance the way you do your work they can have a big impact on your bottom line if the costs are not kept in check. Here we look at the different tips and tricks you can follow to keep your Microsoft licensing costs down and improve the bottom line for your business.

  • Check on software uses in the company

If you keep up to date with the latest software that the company uses then you will be able to work out if the current licensing needs of the company are being met by the software you provide. This will help you work out if you need a smaller or more comprehensive licensing package to meet the needs of the business. Some of the tools within one package may be useful for one department, but it may be the case that the functionality they need can be covered within a smaller package that drives better value for the business.

  • Consult a microsoft licensing professional

If you are unsure of the business needs and the resulting licensing requirements then getting in touch with a Microsoft licensing professional is a great way to start. This will help you get a better understanding of the software options that Microsoft offer and how you can tailor your current package to get the maximum benefit of the software for the business whilst keeping costs as low as possible.

A trained Microsoft specialist will be able to guide you through the process of picking the right software for your needs. They will be able to show you the different packages from Office 365 to Microsoft 365 and help you decide which one is best for your company.

  • Stay up to date with any of the latest costs in the business

Staying up to date with the latest best practices and costs within the IT asset management and Microsoft licensing industry will help keep you aware of any changes in pricing that may impact your company’s budget. As Microsoft licenses change often, it is worth following a relevant publication to try and stay up to date with the best practices in the area.