A complete Microsoft 365 license management solution
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A complete solution to manage Office licenses
Clobba LA (license adoption) empowers organizations to see their licensing investment areas, drive adoption, right-size licensing and maximize the investment in their Microsoft products.
We developed a Mocrosoft 365 license management tool following multiple customer requests and a general market requirement to create an at-a-glance MS Office license usage and management view for businesses.
We assist organizations in realizing cost savings to ‘true-up’ licenses at renewal and increase user adoption of underutilized license features highlighting areas for further education and training.
- Ongoing Monitoring of M365 Licenses including consumption and costs.
- User-defined dashboards
- Comprehensive filtering delivering only relevant information
- License Analysis with actionable insights
- Provisioning / Disabling licenses
- Organisation view
- Delegated / Role-based access
At its simplest, true up means ‘to make something true, equal, or correct.’ It has origins in both the finance/accountancy worlds as well as cycling, referring to altering the spokes to make the wheel level, balanced and even.
We will true-up licenses to make sure the business is using every license they pay for and ensure maximum usage from the organisation’s Microsoft investment.
We give insights on the consumption of all the base licenses within your Microsoft Azure Active Directory, as well as any add-on licenses you may also have. These include:
- E5, E3, F3, F1, A5, A3, A1
- Phone System
- Microsoft 365 Business Premium
- Microsoft 365 Business Standard
- Microsoft 365 Business Basic
Add-on licenses include:
- E5 Security
- E5 Comp
Capture and reassign unused or dormant Microsoft 365 licenses
Can any business, hand on heart, say they have simple and clear visibility on their entire Microsoft 365 license suite? How many E5 licenses are being used? How many Teams Voice licenses have been purchased? Who are the dormant users or those with licenses still allocated to them even though they have left the business? This is the bread and butter for Clobba Licence Adoption, and why we can help you take MS 365 to the next level.
For a start, it gives full views of all available and consumed MS licenses within Azure AD. It offers cost avoidance by capturing unused or stale licensing and the option of re-utilization of licenses as well as tracking usage trends over time. It gives at-a-glance overviews or the option to drill down to individual user license use.
In addition, the licence management software offers the options to track costs by country, location, department or even cost code for example, then easily re-distribute these costs based on usage. All of these features give businesses the key benefit of being able to easily understand current Microsoft license availability and optimization areas and track investment costs in all Microsoft SKUs listed within the Active Directory.
Fully customizable dashboards to quickly and clearly gain insights on your organization's Microsoft licencing
This license adoption feature provides a suite of personalizable dashboards and analytics tools. It helps every organization understand and manage their Microsoft licensing utilization and identify whether their license investments are best utilized.
Why choose Clobba LA as your Microsoft license manager?
- Read only access from the customer’s AD
- Easy to configure
- Easy to understand
- Easy to manage
Top customisable view options for a clear insight:
- Configurable M365 Rules, displayed in a dashboard view
- Customise views to suit business needs
- Drag-and-drop widgets onto the dashboard and pin them where you want them to build out viewpoints that give you actionable information
- Instant reports direct from Active Directory to aid business decisions and ease of management
- Easily accessible – pre-configured dashboards to get to the information you need in seconds
- Fully customisable – Provide the business views of the important data you need.
- Light and dark mode
- Multiple data sources to group views by
- View in any Active Directory tracked areas
- Individual or multiple product selections
- Filters to narrow search results to required views
Use unique, business-friendly extension attributes in dashboards for a complete in-depth Microsoft licence management
Using a company’s own Active Directory, import the relevant Extension Attributes into the platform and bring an additional level of visible customization to Clobba LA dashboards.
It allows organisations to search and display using their own business trackers, to import business function areas, cost code, operation codes, employment status, job roles – complete flexibility within the extension attributes that have already been setup and deployed. Even assign friendly names for greater clarity and understanding for those using the data.
Our 14-day trial period for Clobba License Adoption is now live.
We’re very confident that once you see what Clobba License Adoption can do for your business, it will be a no-brainer addition to your internal reporting and M365 management. So much so, we’ve now launched a 14-day trial for anyone wanting to see for themselves the power of our service. The trial will allow users to create a live dashboard showing up to the minute data from their Azure Active Directory / Entra ID, adding all of the available widgets and analysis rules as a full subscriber would get. The dashboard will be locked however, so only a small sample of drill through information showing detailed analysis of the full license estate will be available to trial users.
If you fancy taking a look for yourselves, click here to book a demo or get access to the trial
Deliver better customer service to clients by efficiently utilizing Office 365 licenses
Having a workforce using the correct licensing not only aids efficiency in the business from a cost perspective, but has big implications for productivity and the ability for the workforce to perform to their best capacity.
Clobba’s Microsoft license management tool will assist with service adoption by running organisation-wide license analysis, identifying the gaps and empowering through insights and training, therefore leading to higher individual and team adoption. Our simple reporting tools will provide easy-to-understand outcomes to track improvements across the business and license compliance. The right licenses give access to the right Microsoft tools and therefore the best experience to clients.
Frequently asked questions about Clobba Licence Adoption
You follow a link to our Azure hosted service. This then connects to your Azure Active Directory (AD) – with read only permissions – enabled by an Admin account granting consent. A full set up document can be provided.
The service is hosted in Microsoft Azure so has all of Microsoft’s security protection. A user would access via your Azure Active directory sign in so all the company’s security policies would be in place to access our platform. If the company uses Two Factor Authentication, then this will be required to access the system.
The ability to lock dashboards within security groups is in development and coming soon. Within these groups, you will be able to highlight countries/cities etc and add or remove users to this group.
We can read data in AD Extension Attributes so if a company uses these, we are able to display and filter views on these items.
No. The solution will import the whole tenant data so we can’t select only a subset of users.
Microsoft’s APIs update at different intervals; some take 5 minutes to update and others a few days. We cannot change the Microsoft refresh occurrence. Our service updates the data every 24 hours.
Yes – you can create a security group to give specific access rights. Within the entities, you can highlight countries/cities etc and add users to this group.
We are currently working on this feature and it will be available soon.
Yes – within the dashboards the is a settings cog that opens the specific settings for that display. These can be amended with multiple selections to drill down to the desired viewpoint of the area you need visualised.
Every client negotiates with Microsoft their own pricing dependant on the number of different licenses and the term they agree. License pricing is a manual upload by the client as we do not have access to any pricing from Microsoft.
Yes – you can set friendly names to each Extension Attribute.
We can assign security group in standard AD attributes, but not Extension Attributes at this time.
We can measure up to 16, but the suggestion would be limit this to the four or five most vital. The demo environment is setup with the five most common.
Yes, we track individual workloads where we can so we can show if there are licensing overlaps and advise in the License Analytics
We can track when users sign into some but not all workloads within the license SKU – (Stock Control Unit) The sign into a workload shows the consumption of the workload, i.e., Phone system can be tracked when a user makes a call.
Allocation is when a license is assigned to a user – however this does not necessarily mean that they are using that license.
Currency is based on location of the tenant.