Microsoft Advisory Services (MAS)

The requirement to develop an optimum software licensing strategy are increasingly complex. This includes, but is not limited to, the proliferation of multiple device types, diverse user profiles, management of software demand, ‘bring your own device’ and work mobility. Considerations like desktop and application virtualization delivery models, complex virtual server environments and adoption of cloud services have seen critical changes in licensing models from software vendors.

The business demand for cost savings, cost avoidance and mitigation of commercial risk, and effective vendor management require a systematic approach to management of the software portfolio, connecting technical, governance and commercial expertise across multiple workstreams.  It requires expert knowledge to be able to make the right decisions for your business, leveraging expertise independent of the transactional supply relationship, from SoftwareONE.

SoftwareONE have redefined the software licensing advisor landscape as the thought leaders in Software Portfolio Management (SPM) services. By combining commercial, technology, compliance and governance expertise into a balanced, integrated  service. Microsoft Advisory Services (MAS) helps IT Leaders to deliver on their vision with greater confidence and clarity.

Organisations often leverage independent consultancy services from within our Microsoft consultancy practice to optimise their Microsoft Strategy, benefits including but not limited to:

  • Discovery of current state deployment, and utilisation of software
  • Roadmap Discovery and Advisory
  • Latest insight into Microsoft Solutions and Services,
  • Latest insight into Microsoft Licensing
  • Optimised Commercial Investment Plan for Microsoft Solutions
  • Commercial Analysis across Contracts and Global Pricelists
  • Commercial Benchmarking
  • Negotiation Advantage
  • Negotiation Support

If you would like to discuss our consultancy services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

– Tony Mackelworth

Head of Microsoft Advisory Services