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Get the most from your Microsoft volume licensing purchases, whether on-premises or in the cloud.
The Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) is the best licensing program for organizations that want to standardize IT across the enterprise yet retain the flexibility to choose from on-premises and cloud services.
The EA brings you:
Attractive volume pricing
Full benefits of Software Assurance
Flexibility to transition to cloud services at your own pace
Simplified license management though a single company-wide agreement
Flexible, cost-effective, manageable licensing
Choose cloud services to best suit your user needs and help optimize your technology spend. Through your EA you can:
Add cloud services at your own pace
Move users back and forth between on-premises software and cloud services
Match and adjust online service plans to meet users' needs
Add and adjust new online service users above your EA commitment
Learn more about Microsoft Online Services
Office 365 Add-ons offer a simple, low-cost way to add Office 365 services at any time, for any number of users, to any workload while maintaining current Enterprise Agreement and Software Assurance benefits.Office 365 Add-ons Overview (PDF 194 KB)
Choose among enrollment options to help you license solution-focused technology suites of Microsoft application, system and infrastructure products.
Choose the Enterprise Enrollment to equip devices and users across your organization with on-premises or cloud-based versions of Microsoft’s desktop products
Choose the Enrollment for Application Platform to help build, manage and maintain applications that support your business
Choose the Enrollment for Core Infrastructure to help build a secure and well-managed data center
At the onset of your three-year agreement, pricing is based on a tiered volume structure, meaning the greater the size of your organization the less you’ll pay for individual licenses.
You can realize additional purchasing benefits when you:
Choose Enrollments to license combinations of Microsoft’s application, system and infrastructure products
Choose a subscription program option to lower initial licensing costs since you do not own, but rather subscribe to, the rights to use Microsoft products and services
Use Spread Payments to pay for purchases in three annual installments without incurring additional financing charges
Choose Microsoft Payment Solutions to help finance a complete range of technology needs, including software, services, partner products, and hardware.
For the Enterprise Enrollment, Enrollment for Core Infrastructure and Enrollment for Windows Azure, the EA provides a subscription program option. This option offers:
A lower initial cost based on a three-year subscription.
The ability to increase or decrease subscription counts on an annual basis.
Non-perpetual licenses that end with your subscription term.
Learn more in the Enterprise Agreement Program Guide.
Software Assurance (SA) helps you get the most from your Microsoft purchases. Benefits such as 24x7 support, deployment planning services, end-user and technical training, and the latest software releases are combined in one cost-effective program.
And if you are considering moving aspects of your IT to the cloud, SA delivers even more value by helping you plan your cloud migration and manage your on-premises and hybrid environments.
Use Software Assurance to:
Boost productivity across your organization with new product versions, end-user and technical training and support
Streamline deployments and migrations using Microsoft expertise and tools
Upgrade and manage your Microsoft technology investments in a cost-effective manner
Contact your preferred Microsoft Reseller, or:
In the United States, call (800) 426-9400.
In Canada, call the Microsoft Resource Centre at (877) 568-2495.
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