Office 2013 License Compliance
Posted on 2014-02-01
We recently were asked by an international (India) client for Office 2013 Professional licenses. We are US based. Now, we go through a vendor here to purchase the licenses and sell them to our customers. This has never been an issue. The vendor produces the keys and sends them to us (no keycards or media) via email. We then forward the email to the client.
The customer overseas is subject to heavy compliance audits by a third party for IT systems, including licenses. I am not sure which third party. However, they expressed concern about the ownership of the licenses. Since my company orders them, are we "named" on the license as the owners?
I know there is a Registration feature in Office which lets you put your name and company name, but isn't that just for customization?
My question is, how do we ensure that the "registered entity" on Microsoft Office licenses is my client, and not me, the IT consulting company?
I understand there is a Toolkit for Software Licensing and Asset Management, but that doesn't tell me much other than what I have installed on my network.
Any help would be appreciated. I have emailed my vendor and since its a weekend, will have to wait until Monday for a response.