Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider

Flexibility and Control – get the most out of your Microsoft licenses.

Microsoft licensing is complex. Without proper management, organizations are at risk of overpaying, paying for features that aren’t being used, violating compliance standards, and security vulnerabilities. As a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, Peters & Associates is an expert at understanding and managing Microsoft licensing. With Peters & Associates you gain:

  • Greater visibility to licensing usage
  • Ability to add or remove user licenses anytime through our customer service team or self-service portal
  • 24×7 Support from your local Peters & Associates team
  • Access to escalate Microsoft support through Peters & Associates Premier / Support for Partners agreement
  • Regular licensing review workshops to get the most out of your licensing investment
  • Regular security reviews for indicators of compromise and vulnerabilities 

why is licensing with peters better?

CSPEA
Minimum Users1500
Billing upfrontYesYes
Billing cycleMonthly or annuallyAnnually
Adding licensesAny time; payment next monthAny time; payment at anniversary
Reducing licensesAny time; no penaltyAnnually; 500 user minimum
Tiered pricingLimitedYes
Price protection12 months3 years
Self-provisioningPartner providedYes
Use rightsLimited; no customizationFull use rights; customizable terms
Overall, disorganized or ad-hoc licenses management can create:
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Unnecessary Costs

Businesses may be paying for licenses they no longer need, such as new functionality in a platform that makes other licensed applications redundant, or when employees change roles or leave the company and no longer need access.
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Operational Inefficiencies

Companies may be missing out on licenses or upgrades that could increase productivity. Insufficient oversight can also lead to downtime if a license mistakenly does not get renewed.
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Security Risks

Being unaware of who has which licenses can create security risks. For example, a former employee may still be licensed to access sensitive information.
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Compliance Risks

Similar to security risks, a lack of license oversight can create compliance risks. For example, data may not be secured according to your industry’s standards if too many people have licenses to access sensitive information.

streamlining license management

As the above examples demonstrate, companies need a better way to manage licenses, and working with a managed service provider like Peters & Associates can help. We can conduct a comprehensive review of your licenses, identify risks and opportunities, and help you manage your licenses throughout product lifecycles.

Specifically, Peters & Associates can help you:

  • Identify the licenses you have and who’s using them.
  • Analyze how to get better use out of your licenses and plan options, e.g., by assigning unused licenses to more employees who would benefit from access to certain applications or by switching to a plan with fewer licenses.
  • Improve security and compliance through stronger licensing oversight.

Schedule a free license review workshop today!

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