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MAKE OFFICE 365 LICENSE MANAGEMENT EASY FOR YOUR ADMINISTRATORS.
Okay, so you are now on Office 365 and have migrated all the pertinent data. Excellent job, it is not always easy to get on-boarded into the cloud. So now just sit back, relax and let the business grow, right? Oh wait, every month we’re paying Microsoft for these great services, but…
2) You can look to optimize your licenses by changing subscriptions for users who are only using one or very few workloads (e.g. Exchange only) yet have a full-fledged E3 license assigned.
OPTIMIZE UNUSED COMPONENTS
Let’s say you have bought Business Premium for all your users. How do you know that they actually use/need the Office software?
There is no easy way to see this information in the Office 365 admin console. 4ward365 does give you some great insights here into who is using the ProPlus part of their license.
For those users who are NOT using ProPlus why would you want to pay Microsoft extra money for something that they are not using? You might as well reduce the Business Premium license count and add those users to a Business Essentials license instead, thus saving you money!
Let’s say you as the business owner have decided that you want to replace DropBox with OneDrive. How do you know that this change of software is actually being adopted by users? Again, the Office 365 admin console doesn’t have an easy way to view who is using OneDrive, how often, etc. 4ward365 gives you easy insight into who is using OneDrive, and furthermore gives you the chance to drive adoptions with built-in tools and training videos.
SO, THERE YOU HAVE IT: THE INCREASED REPORTING CAPABILITIES OF 4WARD365 WILL SAVE YOU MONEY BY SHOWING YOU CLEARLY WHAT IS IN USE VERSUS WHAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR, AND ALLOWING YOU TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS AS TO YOUR ACTUAL LICENSE REQUIREMENTS.