Recently, I have received numerous enquiries from service providers who got an email titled “Microsoft SPLA – Services Provider Internal Self-Assessment Request” The question that is asked is “Am I being audited?”
An email is not an audit by itself. What it does mean is the vendor is looking at your usage much more closely and looking for gaps in the way you report. The good news with SPLA is it is month-month. The bad news with SPLA is it’s month-month. Our job is to educate and coach you through the process to ensure you are reporting accurately and the most cost effective way possible.
There are several organizations who will try to take advantage of the situation, trust who you can trust and don’t spend the money without knowing who it is you are working with. If you received an email and have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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