Software & Cloud Analytics Baseline Engagement

What's in your estate?

The engagement is focused on giving the end customer visibility and control with a specific understanding of the current state of the software that has been purchased and deployed within the entire software and cloud estate.


Entitlements - Crayon will analyse license reports and help the organization understand what software your organization is entitled to deploy

Deployments - Crayon will perform a review of installed products to give you visibility around how licenses are deployed across the entire organization 

Reporting - Crayon will develop an Effective License Position (ELP) comparing entitlements and deployments, uncovering opportunities for improvement

Gap Analysis - Crayon will analyse current organizational practices relative to the organization’s desired future software and cloud state, surfacing gaps between the two

Risk Assessment - Crayon will demonstrate risks to the organization in order to assist in reducing the software footprint through rationalization and consolidation, lowering the risk and cost of software license audits, identifying security and cyber threats, upholding reputation, anticipating future needs, and improving overall business performance


  • Gives point in time intelligence on your Software & Cloud estate
  • Provides clarity to support ongoing strategic business decision making
  • Decreasing of compliance and audit risks
  • Assists for identifying software cost savings opportunities by taking your software estate from a non-managed, reactive state to a proactive and optimized state
  • Becoming more agile through better use of resources, depreciation of the not used “on shelf” licenses and subscriptions and pay exactly what you use
  • License Management
  • SAM and Cloud related analysis and reproting
  • A unique standardised cloud-based delivery platform for all Crayons’ services


Why Crayon?

 Crayon Provides unrivalled expertise in

  • License Management
  • SAM and Cloud related analysis and reproting
  • A unique standardised cloud-based delivery platform for all Crayons’ service

Crayon are the global software and cloud experts. We help you gain clarity from complexity, optimize the ROI from your technology investments and simplify and secure your journey to digital transformation. We are trusted advisors to many of the world's leading organizations and provide end to end licensing, technical and support and services that allow you to use as much or as little of our capabilities as you need.

Next steps in your software compliance journey Which services fits best to your business needs

Agreement Optimization and Roadmap

Protect your technology investment with Agreement Optimization. Crayon will help you understand what your future options are in terms of licensing. Once we know what the current state looks like, we can help roadmap a plan for the next three years. If you need help with a roadmap and/or contract negotiations Agreement Optimization is for you. Gartner suggests that organizations can cut spending on software by as much as 30% by implementing software license optimization best practices. | Find out more 


Microsoft 365 Rightsize

A Microsoft Baseline identifies immediate savings. Do you want to take it a step further and see what software you are actually using based on consumption? Then Office 365 Righstize is your next step. A Rightsize assessment will find true business value in your technology investment and evaluate if you are gaining the most value you could be. | Find out more


License Advisory Service

Crayon is on your side and always here to answer your questions. License Advisory Service gives you on-demand access to our team of experts professionally answering licensing, terms of use and agreement questions. We have Software and Cloud Analytics and Cloud Consultants readily available. With agreed upon response times, it's time for you Ask The Experts. | Find out more