ANGLEPOINT PARTNER: MICROSOFT
Anglepoint is a global Microsoft Gold Certified Data Partner in SAM with deep expertise in all aspects of Microsoft licensing. We have been engaged by Microsoft, as well as by multiple organizations directly, in providing software asset management, cloud, and Microsoft licensing services around the world.
As part of a baseline service, Anglepoint goes above 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 use the findings from an ELP to help clients avoid buying unnecessary licenses and maximize current entitlements. Every baseline service includes optimization modeling and is used to identify cost savings, cost avoidance, and usage efficiencies. 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 services include 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.
Anglepoint strives to help businesses avoid time-consuming, resource monopolizing, and costly audits. Microsoft Audit Support services are also customizable and can consist of analysis or guidance as your organization navigates through a soft or full audit. We help you to minimize the time, resource and cost impact to your organization. Because of Microsoft's high standards when evaluating businesses for Gold certification, we are a trusted partner, and therefore, our clients are less likely to be audited.
Anglepoint helps clients with other services such as, "Cloud Assessment" and we are a certified partner of Movere. We also assist with the deployment of the tool, as well as analysis of the data, to identify servers ready to move to Azure, optimal candidates for Azure migration, and the estimated costs associated.
“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."