We typically save companies an average of 57% of the compliance findings through verifying the compliance data is accurate and through ensuring the company’s license entitlement is optimally assigned.
Reno, Nevada (PRWEB) May 13, 2015
With more than 4,000 completed Microsoft audits and 45 years of combined experience in Microsoft volume licensing, Broomstick LLC is a leader in its industry. Broomstick's team of former Microsoft auditors helps organizations navigate Microsoft compliance checks, mitigate contractual noncompliance risk, and evaluate cost-effective Microsoft agreements and licensing programs that work best for the company.
Microsoft, which has been auditing its customers’ software usage more vigorously than ever, performs different degrees and types of compliance checks, including onsite or self-audits and software asset management (SAM) reviews. Some form of official Microsoft compliance check is inevitable for most organizations, according to industry analysts. Software compliance checks are profitable for software publishers, as with new software purchases they increase revenues.
Each type of compliance check carries its own form of high labor cost and impact on organizations. Many organizations go into a software audit or SAM review not expecting compliance issues, but later find themselves facing material unlicensed findings. Unless properly managed, these audits and SAM reviews can be expensive and disruptive to businesses. Organizations are often required to purchase unwanted and unbudgeted software licenses, given the virtual certainty the organization will have license gaps.
According to Bruce Liley, the General Manager at Broomstick, LLC, “There is significant financial value to having an experienced licensing advisor help the organization navigate the licensing compliance check and ensure the underlying data and reconciliation processes are accurate. Liley had a successful 13-year career at Microsoft where he developed a majority of Microsoft’s Customer and Partner Compliance programs and managed the Company’s Partner and Customer Compliance team for the North America region.
“We help companies minimize the labor and financial impact of the audit process at a very low cost relative to what the organization saves,” says Liley. “We typically save companies an average of 57% of the compliance findings through verifying the compliance data is accurate and through ensuring the company’s license entitlement is optimally assigned.”
Broomstick’s team can assist organizations navigate a Microsoft software licensing audit in any phase: from the point of receiving the compliance or SAM notification from Microsoft, to supporting organizations settle the compliance findings.
“We’ve never not been able to assist a company,” says Liley. “We encourage companies to contact us to explore all options available. It is critically important to hire a licensing expert familiar with the software compliance verification process. At a minimum, have an independent licensing expert review the compliance report findings….it could result in tens to hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars in savings.”
About Broomstick, LLC: Broomstick, LLC helps organizations reconcile and evaluate their software licensing and identify optimal licensing arrangements, product configurations, and pricing strategies to minimize the cost of software licensing. Broomstick is uniquely independent of Microsoft and all other software resellers and does not benefit from customers purchasing software. This means their focus is entirely on finding cost-effective licensing and software compliance solutions for their clients with no conflict of interest.
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