Microsoft Volume Licensing programs and products provide a framework of highly customised solutions and give organisations the possibility of greatly reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when using software.
Volume Licensing programs serve the needs of organisations that acquire five or more licenses, but do not need multiple copies of the media and the documentation and do not want to keep track of numerous individual license agreements.
Volume Licensing offers the potential for substantial savings, ease of deployment, flexible acquisition, varied payment options, and other benefits, such as ongoing maintenance.
Open Licence Agreement
2 year perpetual licence programme for businesses ordering a minimum of 5 licences with upfront payment. Software Assurance is optional, with two discount levels Open Business and Value.
Open Value Agreement
3 year perpetual licence programme for businesses ordering a minimum of 5 licences. Software Assurance is automatically included, as well as the annual payment option. Open Value also offers affiliate agreement options plus company-wide standardisation for further discounts.
Open Value Company Wide Option
3 year perpetual licence programme for businesses with a minimum of 5 PCs looking to standardise their desktops software across their organisation. The payment includes annualised payment, Software Assurance and a volume discount level for 250+ licences. It also offers affiliate agreement options plus price protection on platform products namely Small Business Platform and the Desktop Professional Platform.
Open Value Subscription
3 year non-perpetual licence programme for businesses with a minimum of 5 PCs. Annual payment options are available on platform products, plus Software Assurance is automatically included in the agreement. The programme also offers affiliate agreement options plus price protection on platform products Small Business and Desktop Professional Platforms.
Select Licensing Agreement
A Select Licence Agreement may be the right choice for you if:
Select Plus is for midsize and large organisations that want to acquire their software licenses and services per product pool at any business unit or department level, while realising advantages as one organisation. Differences to the standard Select Agreement include unique features like a single customer ID, an agreement that never expires, no forecasting requirement and full 36 month of Software Assurance.
An Enterprise Agreement may be the right for you if:
Microsoft® Software Assurance for Volume Licensing enables customers maximises their business value of their software investment. With Software Assurance, customers have access to tools and resources that optimise organisational performance by helping to boost business productivity, align IT with business strategies, and get the most value out of their technology infrastructure.
Key advantages of Software Assurance include:
Customers with active SA on Project Server and CALs as of Project Server 2010 availability are eligible to acquire Software Assurance for SharePoint Server Standard + Enterprise CALs without acquiring licenses.