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Managing Microsoft Licensing Case Study

(March 2021)

See how we helped a large financial services company save $12M in cost avoidance over 3 years.

The Challenge

A large financial services company was approaching its Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Server Cloud Enrollment renewal and needed to drive cost savings into the next agreement. In addition, there were products on the existing agreement which Microsoft had transitioned to a new license model since their existing agreement was signed, and as a result, the company needed to understand how many licenses would be required under the new model.

The Solution

Anglepoint’s experts helped inventory and consolidate the company’s Microsoft deployment data, establish an accurate entitlement position (taking into account any legacy licensing that was available for use), apply the most cost effective/optimal licensing models, and identify areas for potential cost avoidance and savings based on the overall license position.

The Results

Anglepoint helped the company optimize its Windows Server and System Center licensing as well as convert those licenses from the processor to a core-based licensing model. Prior to Anglepoint’s involvement, the company had been working solely with its reseller to determine the number of licenses that should be renewed. The reseller had made several calculation errors in their core conversions. Anglepoint reviewed this and ended up saving the company $12 million in cost avoidance over 3 years.

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