Microsoft Extended Payment Terms
Organizations that need additional flexibility in how they pay for their Enterprise Agreement (EA) enrollments and renewals, true-ups, and additional product orders will find value in Microsoft Extended Payment Terms.
This payment method goes beyond the current, up-front annual payment structure and provides a choice of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or customized payment options—such as ramped or deferred payment structures. The option of extended payment terms also simplifies decision-making because it is integrated into the EA by a simple, one-time amendment that covers current and future purchases.
How It Works
Extended Payment Terms integrate programmatically at the point of sale via a short amendment to the Enterprise Agreement (EA) Enrollment. Therefore, it is anticipated that signing authority for Extended Payment Terms is the same as for the EA Enrollment. Programmatic, flexible payment options ease and expedite decision-making because you do not have to negotiate special concessions or review and execute separate loan agreements.
Facilitates IT focus through greater flexibility and choice: The flexibility of Extended Payment Terms to align with budgetary, cash flow, and deployment considerations allows you to focus on your software solution rather than its cost. It also provides you with peace of mind through the ongoing flexibility to incorporate your subsequent purchases under the Extended Payment Terms program.
Payment options: Extended Payment Terms for software solutions, upgrades, and additional purchases helps you extend your budget to meet your business needs and free up cash and credit lines for other business priorities. These payment options are coterminous with the term of the Enterprise Enrollment and could be set up on a monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual payment structure—with the option of ramped or deferred.
Ramped Payments start low and increase as you benefit from your IT solution. For example, a company can make lower payments while it deploys the software.
Deferred Payments postpone payments for up to six months. For example, a company can acquire an IT solution in October, but delay the first payment until the start of its new fiscal year.
How to acquire: Contact your local Microsoft representative directly or find a partner near you. Extended Payment Terms is fulfilled by an Enterprise Software Advisor (ESA) in the same way as the Enterprise Enrollment is fulfilled.