A Smarter way of Managing Your Microsoft 365 Subscriptions

Smarter SaaS for M365 is a cloud-based Software Asset Management solution that optimises Microsoft 365 subscriptions. Smarter SaaS for M365 automatically recommends how to reduce IT costs whilst finding the best Microsoft M365 subscriptions for every user. The installation process is quick and the dashboard is easy to use and understand.

The Benefits
  • Benefit
    • Fast and always available
    • Agentless
    • Pay-as-you-go
    • Free healthcheck 
    • eLearning courses 
  • Feature
    • Complete license overview
    • Subscription optimisation
    • Automatic downgrade calculation
    • Subscription re-harvesting calculation
  • Outcome
    • Complete license overview 
    • Optimisation opportunities 
The Facts

200,000 subscriptions were recently surveyed by TBSC. Research analysis revealed that 100% of these Microsoft 365 users say they want to manage their cost of subscriptions.

In choosing a method to measure usage efficiency you need to be able to identify each user and when and what elements of Microsoft 365 they are using. This gives you the granularity to be able to make specific decisions about improving the services and costs. In addition, your reporting should identify the potential cost savings and enable you to rank them so that you focus on the most important first. Generally, 20% of the causes will deliver 80% of the savings.

The Details

Smarter SaaS for M365 enables you to recognise and manage the key factors for cost efficiencies. These factors include: lapsed users, not using apps allocated to users, users not trained on using apps, or users being on the wrong subscription.

Smarter SaaS for M365 gives you a fast way to identify lapsed users. People are leaving and joining organisations, so you need to cancel subscriptions and add new ones. If you don’t cancel the “leavers” quickly then you will be wasting subscriptions.

Likewise, some users will not be using key facilities that their job requires them to use because they are using other services rather than those in Microsoft 365 e.g. they could be using Skype for business but instead use an alternative service that is being paid for. In such cases it makes sense to cancel the duplicate service and take measures to move to the Microsoft 365 facility. Smarter SaaS for M365 will provide you with this data.

Users may be unable to use certain Microsoft 365 facilities because they have either not been trained or the service has not been provisioned. In such cases an action plan to remedy the situation can be developed for implementation and the users will become more effective in their daily work. In this case, Smarter SaaS for M365, powered by Bigger Brains, will provide this data and Microsoft can provide the training.

In some cases, users may simply be on the wrong level of subscription. They may be only sporadic users of Microsoft 365 and will never use all the facilities of the more advanced subscriptions. In such cases it is worth considering downgrading their subscription. Smarter SaaS for M365 will identify these users and offer recommendations.

Bigger Brains eLearning with Smarter SaaS for M365

We also offer eLearning, included in our Smarter SaaS for M365 product and powered by Bigger Brains. Bigger Brains training courses can increase your productivity by training your workers to the fullest. Not only does Bigger Brains provide FREE training videos online but they have a fully integrated eLearning course that can be easily accessed directly from Teams.

On average, Bigger Brains teachers have over 17 years of experience in their area of expertise, plus experience teaching in a college or corporate environment. Bigger Brains is:

  • A uniquely effective library of training courses
  • A mobile-friendly online learning platform
  • A team of professional educators, trainers, storytellers, comedians, & more
  • Eager to help you and your team be more productive

Healthcheck & Benchmarking with Smarter SaaS for M365

We offer a free Smarter SaaS Health Check where we analyze your current Microsoft 365 licensing management. After you are tested and scored, we will provide free advice on how to improve your score! This is all included with the Smarter SaaS free trial.

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