Labs Project: Office 365 License Usage Reporting

The Problem

Organisations who have embraced Office 365 can make use of many different service offerings which are all licensed separately. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Viso, Microsoft Project or more granulated feature sets such as Skype for Business E1, E3, E5 all have their own licenses and users need to be mapped to the correct license set to match their workloads. However there is no holistic overview of license assignment in Office 365 and no way for organisations to see how licenses are being allocated across departments.


The Solution

We use Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft's powerful reporting visualisation engine, to represent Office 365 license usage across a number of different organisation boundaries, such as country, region, department etc. Users can drill-down to see individual user license assignment, or zoom out to get the big picture. Data can be viewed ad-hoc whenever it is needed or scheduled for regular delivery.

A range of different reports are included, covering executive overview, current usage, monthly trends, assigned and un-assigned tracking, costs etc.

We are currently working with a select number of customers to gather feedback on this project, prior to making it Generally Available. For more information, to arrange a demo or to set up a trial, please contact us.
 


Track license use over time

Licensing data is captured, processed and stored in Modality Systems' cutting-edge data warehouse (hosted on Microsoft Azure) to enable reporting over time, in order to track trends, identify efficiency changes etc. Data can be stored in the customer's tenant to satisfy data ownership concerns if desired, or managed by Modality Systems.


Try it out / more information

View our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about what license information is gathered and how it is presented. (Documentation is subject to change and represents the current state of progress.)

Try out some of the reports using an anonymised data set:


Interested?

We are currently working with a select number of customers to gather feedback on this project, prior to making it Generally Available. For more information, to arrange a demo or setup a trial, please contact us.