Thanks for your interest in Quest on Demand, your go-to SAS dashboard for tackling Microsoft challenges in a hybrid world. I'm Shawny Reiner, Senior Strategic Systems Consultant at Quest, and today I'm going to take you on a short tour of the On Demand License Management dashboard.
ODLM provides an at-a-glance, in-depth usage, and cost analysis of your Office 365 licensing. With ODLM, it's easy to understand who is or isn't using provided licenses as well as what is and is not provisioned in the tenant. Your first use is the dashboard, and it provides a quick, high-level summary of information. And the first set of use is the estimated license cost and loss widgets.
The estimated cost is the dollar value associated with all of your licenses. The estimated loss is the dollar value of purchase but unassigned licenses. Here, you can also get a 30 day view of the change in that loss. Available licenses quickly shows you the total number of licenses in your pool as well as what's still available.
Any inactive users is the total of users with assigned products but haven't actively used them all. In the Needs Your Attention section, expiration information as well as the percentage of unassigned licenses is highlighted, and it allows you to enter your company's licensing rates for accurate cost analysis because, by default, ODLM uses Microsoft default rates to determine cost.
The license distribution is a quick look at the purchased license types allocated by percentages based on total counts and total cost. The Inactive Users by Product section shows the inactivity breakdown per product. And finally, the License Availability graph gives two time periods, today and the last 12 months. The today graph gives you a quick visual comparison of assigned and available licenses, and the last 12 months highlights the trends.
With ODLM, you can make intelligent, educated adjustments that allow licenses to be assigned efficiently, and the dashboard is a great beginning that provides easily digestible information at a glance. So that's the quick tour. Ready to get started? Check out www.quest.com/on-demand and navigate to On Demand License Management to learn more. Be sure to check out the other available videos.