True-Up and Enterprise Agreement (EA) renegotiation can be a tense time. There is a lot of money at stake. Microsoft likely grasps the ins and outs of licensing far better than you do, yet neither side truly knows how many licenses are used, and whether these licenses are the right size.
There is good news, however. Significant cost savings come from identifying unassigned or inactive licenses and reducing these costs through carefully curated license management, license redeployment, re-harvesting, and the re-assignment of inactive licenses. If you do so, you will have far fewer or even no wasted licenses.
One large enterprise, – okay very large – identified $14 million in potential annual savings through the CoreView Microsoft 365 Health Check. That enterprise used CoreView’s deep license analytics to renegotiate its EA deal – much to company executives delight!