Software Audits

software audits

what is it?

A Microsoft Software Asset Management license verification – commonly known as an ‘audit’ or ‘SAM’ – is a formal compliance review of a company’s use of Microsoft products and services, and it is part of the Microsoft license and contract compliance program. Microsoft conducts industry-standard compliance reviews with its business customers through an independent auditor according to the terms of their agreement.

This review is an effort to help customers achieve and maintain license compliance, and to protect Microsoft intellectual property rights. With this comprehensive review, customers will receive a detailed report on their software ownership, licences, and any shortfall that may exist.

the key

benefits

PROJECT KICK-OFF

The auditors empowered by Microsoft will schedule a meeting, usually in the form of a conference call, where the auditee will be presented with the phases of the project as well as the timelines.

DATA COLLECTION

The auditee is requested to collect data and information regarding their company’s IT infrastructure. This data and information will be then be provided to the auditor company.

ONSITE VISIT

In this phase, the auditors will visit the company headquarters to validate and verify the accuracy of the information previously provided and potentially collect additional information.

DRAFT REPORT

Based on the data gathered in the previous phases, the auditor will prepare a preliminary report that will contain a break-down of installed software with the license entitlements.

EXIT MEETING

This is the final phase. Generally, a call is scheduled with all the parties involved in the auditing process: the auditor’s representatives, the auditee’s representatives and Microsoft’s representatives.

NEXT STEPS

At this point the auditor considers his job finished and steps down, leaving the client and Microsoft to negotiate and establish the commercial terms and conditions.

who are our

technology partners

We have selected the very best technology available to meet the needs of small and medium sized businesses today and have developed an experienced team of fully-certified engineers, programmers and technicians to design and deliver leading-edge IT solutions.

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