The Berne Union had a series of legacy licencing agreements with Microsoft, which were both costly and complex. Explains Ian Gordon-Brown, IT Manager at The Berne Union: “Our existing licencing agreements had been in place for some time, as part of our recent application streamlining, we were looking for a way to both rationalise and manage these legacy agreements, ascertaining a clearer picture of licencing consumption across the business.”
Working with Trustmarque to build a strategy to rationalise these legacy licencing agreements, Trustmarque proposed a migration to the Microsoft CSP licencing model, whilst leveraging the Cloud Enterprise Services Portal, (C-ESP) a dedicated customer portal enabling the management and procuring of Microsoft cloud products and services, all in one location.
This online portal, designed, built and maintained by Trustmarque, enables The Berne Union to rationalise and consolidate its licencing spend. With its pay as you go model, Microsoft CSP negates the need for multi-year contracts and daunting up front fees, so all cloud costs are controlled. It also enables the team to view and track cloud spend instantly from its comprehensive online dashboard, as well as identify unallocated licenses to reduce compliance risks.