Microsoft Licensing and Cost Optimization Consulting

You need a Microsoft licensing expert on your side of the table. We have the best team in the industry.

Microsoft license, cost and agreement optimization – it’s our superpower. We’ve assembled the best team of Microsoft licensing experts in the industry to help you get maximum value at minimum cost for every Microsoft purchase and renewal.

Why? Because almost every enterprise has big Microsoft spend, and Microsoft volume licensing transactions are extraordinarily complex. There are thousands of licensing and subscription permutations and they all have significant cost, usage and compliance implications. That makes it more challenging than ever to purchase Microsoft licenses.

What Do NPI’s Microsoft Licensing and Cost Optimization Services Cover?

NPI is the Microsoft licensing Ph.D. you need on your side of the table. The caliber, breadth and provenance of our team of Microsoft software licensing experts is unparalleled – they are elite Microsoft licensing desk and audit alums that:

  • Identify (and explain) best-fit licensing options for your usage and technical requirements
  • Cost-model the options and guide you through selecting the most desired outcomes
  • Define a Microsoft-aware negotiation strategy, and help you align your buying team
  • Provide inputs for negotiating best-in-class Microsoft agreements – 7-figure savings are typical

NPI is not a reseller. Our Microsoft software optimization services include analysis and recommendations that are 100% objective, and 100% focused on your best interests. We provide Microsoft licensing help and guidance that in turn reduces your Microsoft license cost and compliance risk. Here are some examples of challenging questions NPI helps you answer with confidence:

  • What is the cost and licensing impact of our virtualization strategy?
  • We're ready to explore Office 365 migration - how do we get the best deal for the long term?
  • What's the most cost-effective licensing approach for meeting our remote access needs?
  • What are the risks and rewards of dropping/adding Software Assurance on elements of our Microsoft estate?

Whether a Microsoft Renewal or New Purchase, Savings Are Just The Beginning

Our Microsoft Licensing and Cost Optimization services regularly deliver 7- and 8-figure savings on Microsoft Volume Licensing costs. But that’s just one aspect of the value we provide. NPI’s Microsoft Volume Licensing experts help you to:

  • Increase flexibility by structuring Microsoft renewals and new purchases for minimum lock-in and maximum flexibility
  • Identify an internal Microsoft sourcing roadmap that aligns your current and future requirements with the vendor’s product roadmap, market strategy, sales and revenue priorities
  • Improve your internal software asset management capabilities by uncovering areas of license/subscription underutilization and overutilization
  • Spot potential software license noncompliance that could lead to a Microsoft audit
  • Determine a Microsoft negotiation strategy that gives you more leverage while actually strengthening the client-vendor relationship
  • Accelerate and optimize the efficacy of strategic initiatives such as migration to cloud services (e.g. Office 365, Azure, etc.), digital transformation and AI adoption

Here’s What Our Clients Have to Say

  • NPI saved us more than $17 million on our Microsoft EA renewal.
    VP IT,
    Oil and Gas Company

  • The level of knowledge NPI provided was a huge asset, as well as offering licensing ideas and scenarios for us to consider. It was really nice to have someone to discuss the strategies with that knew the Microsoft side of the negotiation process.
    Sr. Project Manager,
    Large Hospital System

  • NPI’s team helped us save millions with Microsoft and avoid some mistakes that would have hurt us down the road. They’re knowledgeable and easy to work with.
    Director IT Sourcing,
    Large Children’s Hospital

  • NPI demonstrated their Microsoft expertise quickly and really helped us get a good deal.
    VP Indirect Procurement,
    Manufacturing Company

Interested in bringing a Microsoft licensing consultant to your side of the table? Let’s talk.