One of the largest areas of any procurement or IT team is the necessary administration surrounding software licences within your organisation. For some this may be a concern, for others you may not even be aware of the potential your licence agreement holds other than the obligatory rights to use the software.
Specific to Microsoft Enterprise Agreements this can be a complex area involving different access rights to technology products or understanding the requisite Software Assurance benefits to allow future upgrades. Whilst this might be enough for most organisations, there is a need for all business and IT teams to be clearer on how to drive greater value from such agreements and strategic partner relationships.
risual’s Value Assurance is a focussed consultancy engagement designed to help organisations determine exactly what they are licenced for, the additional benefits available to them and how to put these into practice to drive greater business value from this significant investment.
risual’s Value Assurance consists of three core consulting elements:
Strategic technology roadmap planning
Focusing on business and technical decision makers, this session positions the Microsoft platform and products under consideration within the organisation highlighting the business benefits, opportunities and project priorities needing to be addressed. Following this engagement you will have a clear understanding of the role that the considered products and technologies will play, supported by a high level plan of the deployment projects along with dependencies and resources required to deploy.
Architectural Design Sessions (ADS)
Designed for technical decision makers and project management teams, ADS assists with the technical detail and the internal understanding, integration and positioning of Microsoft products. The main outputs of these sessions is a high level solution design tailored to support your agreed business direction.
These sessions are intended to provide review points and offer further guidance at intervals throughout your licensing period. The review is aimed at ensuring that Microsoft technology is being deployed and meeting business requirements, as well as identifying additional opportunity for the use of the technologies within your organisation. Options for consolidation and further cost saving would also be presented for when duplicate software tools are identified.
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