ANGLEPOINT PARTNER: MICROSOFT
Microsoft Licensing & Software Asset Management (SAM)
As part of our baseline service, we go beyond providing just an ELP (effective license position). An ELP shines a light on your license consumption relative to entitlements, but Anglepoint takes you further to fully optimize your software usage. We help our clients avoid buying unnecessary licenses, and we can help you get the most out of your current entitlements.
We also help you figure out how to optimize your license usage. That means we find ways to help you save money and use your license entitlements efficiently. In addition, we look beyond compliance to show you where you may also have security risk due to unsupported software, unmanaged devices, or other areas.
Baseline services are offered to both end-user organizations and hosters (SPLA).
Anglepoint’s Microsoft Managed services are a scalable and customizable service for a 1-3-year period. Our managed service includes discovery, reconciliation, and optimization of your Microsoft software estate as well as ongoing SAM maturity tracking, cost savings, and cost avoidance calculations. We can align with your recurring contract dates (true up, renewal) to help simplify the process each year as well as drive cost savings throughout the term of your agreements.
Like our baseline service, our managed services are available to both end users and hosters. For hosters with current SPLA agreements, we also assist with determining monthly reporting requirements.
License audits can eat up your time and resources. They can cost a lot! That’s why we aim to help our clients avoid audits completely. Our Microsoft Audit Support consulting services are fully customizable to what your organization needs. When an audit is unavoidable, we can give you the support and guidance to get you through a soft or full audit.
We provide a cloud assessment service, which can help you to move your data and operations into the Internet “cloud.” We are a certified partner of Movere, a company and software tool that can enhance your cloud migration. We can help you deploy Movere, analyze the data you get from it, identify your servers that are ready to move to Azure, estimate your costs, and much more.
"Anglepoint really took the complexity out of SAM and Flexera cloud solution that many were warning me about. Anglepoint not only got it up and running well for us, but keeps us informed of updates (if we should take them or not), offers to help with system and agent updates if needed. I now have them engaged to enter in all of our software contracts and link to install evidence so our SAM is world-class. Prices are great and expertise is awesome, they know what they are doing. I look forward to a long relationship with Anglepoint as a trusted partner in our SAM operations."
"Our experience with Anglepoint was phenomenal. Their knowledge of the vendor, the vendor's contract specifics and license nuances were immensely valuable. They were always prepared, asked insightful questions and gave us tangible data and answers.”
"Anglepoint's sweet spot is in helping its clients develop and successfully implement an audit strategy. All consultants we worked with were previously software compliance auditors for IBM or Oracle. They provided thought leadership, coaching, and insight into the audit teams' policies and tactics. If you need someone who will be a strategic resource to help with all facets of the audit, I would recommend Anglepoint."
"Anglepoint Managed Services have solidified our SAM maturity by supporting the key capabilities with licensing expertise that we do not have in-house. Even with the political struggle of gaining ITAM support across the Enterprise, they have succeeded in adding significant value, optimizing costs and increasing data accuracy of our inventory. "
"I've been working with Anglepoint for 10 years, they have been crucial in our ability to manage our software assets. I consider them our bench, the professional in our back pocket to work through very complex licensing situations to give us guidance on how best to track. It has been a great relationship for years."
"Anglepoint has provided much-needed expertise for higher-risk scenarios over the years. They provided flexible pricing options and have delivered consistent positive results."
"Very much customer-oriented and knowledgeable with software asset management. Highly recommended if you are just starting your Journey on establishing SAM."
"The whole team has been extremely helpful throughout the whole deployment and built of our Infrastructure for BigFix. The whole process was successful because the team was always ready to assist and provide guidance where needed."
"Overall the experience has gone well. The team is engaged and when needed willing to jump in and deliver."
"Work completed on schedule and support was excellent. Reaching out to customer was for any issues or additional requirement is also appreciated."
"Supplier with the highest expertise in difficult licensing questions. Anglepoint is very proactive and pragmatic in day-to-day operations."
"The team that helped us was amazing. They were full of insights we did not even know needed. they helped us think outside the box."
"As a HP uCMDB Product administrator for the past 12 years, I have worked with Christopher Neilsen for several years. When any support or knowledge-based information was requested from Chris his responses immediate, well detailed and accurate. He has been a true professional and look forward to using him as a resource for many years to come."
"The team was extremely knowledgeable and thorough in their work. Their expertise level really showed throughout the engagement."
"Anglepoint has been a pleasure to work! They lead with courage and passion, they make their customers priorities their own. They deliver results with excellence and really live the values of our company. As such, they have been an integral part of our team over the past five years."
"I am a sourcing professional working for an organization who has been lucky enough to be audited by IBM and Oracle back-to-back. We used Anglepoint as consultants for both of these audits. Anglepoint's sweet spot is in helping its clients develop and successfully implement an audit strategy, they performed very well on both of our audits. All consultants we worked with were previously software compliance auditors for IBM or Oracle. They provided thought leadership, coaching, and insight into the audit teams' policies and tactics. If you just need someone to help you crunch the numbers you might be overpaying by using Anglepoint, but if you need someone who will be a strategic resource to help with all facets of the audit, I would recommend Anglepoint."
"Our experience with Anglepoint was phenomenal. Their knowledge of the vendor, the vendor's contract specifics and license nuances were immensely valuable. They were always prepared, asked insightful questions and gave us tangible data and answers. Our AP account team presented to our Global executive leadership team and they were able to effectively put it in business terms and enable a healthy discussion on the value of each choice we had."
"The team we worked with has excellent depth of understanding and experience in working through the details of software license entitlement calculations. They are also personable and maintain a positive relationship with our staff as they help us understand and remediate problematic software configurations. And they have provided effective coaching in working with our publishers. We feel the value for the money we've spent with them has been very good."
"I've worked with Anglepoint for 8 or more years, with them in my work life I have gained knowledge and experience I wouldn't have gotten because there was no one in my company to give the knowledge and the know-how. My successful working career is in a large part due to their ability to support my job responsibilities. I like to refer to Anglepoint as my bench of pros. I call on them whenever I can't figure out how to solve the issues I'm dealing with at the time. They have more resources to draw upon and help me get to a satisfied resolution to issue."
"Anglepoint really took the complexity out of SAM and Flexera cloud solution that many were warning me about. I knew Flexera was the tool we needed due to the breadth and trust of data. Anglepoint not only got it up and running well for us, but keeps us informed of updates (if we should take them or not), offers to help with system and agent updates if needed. I now have them engaged to enter in all of our software contracts and links to install evidence so our SAM is world-class. Prices are great and expertise is awesome, they know what they are doing. I look forward to a long relationship with Anglepoint as a trusted partner in our SAM operations."
"We could not be more satisfied with our engagement with Anglepoint in managing our IBM space. Our IBM space is fairly complex and dynamic with an array of various products that we leverage sub-capacity licenses. In the past, we spent significant time learning, training, and focus trying to understand ILMT, the bundling, and the various allowances related to terms and conditions. In addition, we had challenges keeping a role internally with someone with just this experience. We struggled to maintain a sustainable process until we engaged Anglepoint. Immediately, AP stepped in and provided guidance, direction, and cadence to ensure we were in the best position to not only meet our compliance requirements but also understand areas for optimization in the space. Every contact at Anglepoint that we've partnered w/ on the IBM review has been extremely professional, significant industry knowledge, and a partner in every sense of the word. Their work speaks for itself, and we have never had so much visibility and confidence in our effective license positions. We are so pleased w/ our IBM engagement, that we've expanded our SAM managed service to other large-risk based vendors. My only regret is we didn't start our engagement with Anglepoint sooner!"
“After engaging with the team at Anglepoint, our annual Microsoft true-up process was the easiest one yet. Each year, they help us by identifying the exact number of licenses we need to add, which frees up our internal resources. They also help us to avoid unnecessary spend by optimizing our environment with the licenses we already own.”
“With Anglepoint, we have been able to identify accurate utilization information through an easy process. Anglepoint was supportive of what we needed to accomplish while respecting my time.”
"Working with Anglepoint was a pleasure. I would recommend Anglepoint to any colleague at other organizations and will certainly look to engage them again going forward."