Three Reasons to Optimise Microsoft 365 Licensing Before Renewal
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Three Reasons to Optimise Microsoft 365 Licensing Before Renewal

Find out how a full review of your Microsoft 365 licencing prior to renewal can help optimise security, spending and more.

Optimising your Microsoft 365 licensing is a complicated yet worthwhile task. Find out how a full review prior to renewal can help optimise security, spending and more.

In today’s digital-driven world, Microsoft 365 has become an essential tool for businesses of all sizes. It offers a comprehensive suite of applications and services that boost productivity, encourage collaboration and heighten security.

However, as organisations grow and evolve, their Microsoft 365 licensing needs may change. This means it’s important to be proactive in reviewing and optimising your licensing prior to renewal. Here are three key reasons why:

1. Maximise your return on investment

One of the primary reasons to optimise Microsoft 365 licensing is to ensure you’re getting the best return on investment possible. It’s all too common for organisations to have licenses that are underutilised or that aren’t aligned with their actual usage requirements. By analysing your usage patterns in advance of renewal, you can identify opportunities to right-size your licensing and avoid unnecessary costs. The end result: a reduction in wasteful spending and more effectively allocated resources. 

2. Maintain compliance and top-level security

Maintaining compliance and security is crucial for any organisation. By optimising your Microsoft 365 licensing, you can double-check that all users have the appropriate access levels and permissions, helping clamp down on unauthorised access to sensitive data and minimising the risk of data breaches. Additionally, optimising licensing allows you to take advantage of advanced security features and updates, keeping your organisation protected against emerging threats. 

3. Further enhance productivity and collaboration

Microsoft 365 offers a wide range of applications and services designed to boost productivity and collaboration across your organisation – but if your licensing isn’t properly optimised, your teams may not be using these tools to their full potential. By analysing your usage patterns, you can identify areas where additional licenses or features can enhance productivity and collaboration. This could include enabling advanced collaboration features, such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint or Power Automate, that can streamline workflows and improve communication. 


Optimising Microsoft 365 licensing can be a complex task, especially for organisations with a large number of users and diverse requirements. Partnering with Node4 means you can leave it to the experts.

Node4’s Cloud Optimisation Platform (Node4 COP) introduces deep analytics and AI-powered intelligence to optimise licensing costs, improve productivity, secure identities and pave the way for smart, effective digital transformation – all helping you regain visibility and control over your Microsoft 365 environment.