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Enterprise Agreement

The Microsoft Enterprise Agreement offers the best value to organizations with 250 or more users or devices that want a manageable volume licensing program that gives them the flexibility to buy cloud services and software licenses under one agreement.

Benefits

Best value: Maximize your investment in Microsoft technologies with best pricing and benefits.

  • Get the best savings by deploying a common IT platform across the organization.

  • Get 24x7 technical support, planning services, end-user and technical training, as well as unique technologies with Software Assurance.

  • Minimize up-front costs and budget more effectively by locking in pricing and spreading payments over three years.

Flexible: Respond to the rapidly changing technological landscape by accessing the latest versions of cloud and on-premises software.

  • Meet the unique requirements of your organization based on its size and technology needs.

  • Automatically access the latest software and technologies with Software Assurance.

  • Choose from Microsoft cloud services, on-premises software, or a mix of both and migrate on your own terms.

Manageable: Streamline license management with a single organization-wide agreement.

  • Simplify purchasing with predictable payments through a single agreement for cloud services and software.

  • Manage licensing throughout the life of your agreement with the help of a Microsoft Certified Partner or a Microsoft representative.

  • Move to a pure per user licensing model and simplify licensing with no more device counting.


How it works

The Enterprise Agreement is designed for organizations that want to license software and cloud services for a minimum three-year period.


The Enterprise Agreement offers built-in savings ranging from 15 percent to 45 percent. You also have the option to spread your payments by making three annual payments instead of one up-front payment. This helps reduce initial costs and helps you forecast annual software budget requirements up to three years in advance.


The Enterprise Agreement includes a subscription option that lowers initial licensing costs because you subscribe to the rights to use Microsoft products and services instead of owning them. The subscription option also enables you to increase or decrease subscription counts on an annual basis.

Enterprise Agreement Enrollments

Get additional savings and benefits when you buy the following Enrollments:


Enterprise Enrollment: Get the best pricing; per user, per device, or hybrid licensing options; and simplified license management for end-user technologies from Microsoft.


Server and Cloud Enrollment: Get the best pricing, cloud-optimized licensing options, and simplified license management when you buy one or more server and cloud technologies from Microsoft.


The enrollment agreement structure allows you to easily add new products and services when you need them.


The Enterprise Agreement life cycle



True-up

During the term of your Enterprise Agreement, you can add and adjust users, devices, products, and services at any time without having to place individual purchase orders and account for changes through the annual True-up process.


Renewing your Enterprise Agreement

When it is time to renew your Enterprise Agreement, you will have the opportunity to make adjustments to ensure that your new agreement is aligned with your current and future needs.

Get the best out of your investment with Software Assurance

Software Assurance is included in the Enterprise Agreement and provides a comprehensive range of benefits to help you plan, deploy, and use the latest Microsoft technologies and services. Benefits that help you extend the value of your Microsoft investments include:

  • Rights to new software releases during the term of the agreement at no additional cost.

  • Access to unique technologies.

  • Planning Services to enable efficient deployments.

  • In-person and online training for IT pros and end users.

  • 24x7 problem resolution support.

Flexible payment options

More and more Enterprise Agreement customers are choosing Microsoft Payment Solutions to help them create a flexible payment structure for their complete range of technology needs, including software, services, partner products, and hardware. Flexible payment options include Deferred Payments, Ramped Payments, and Equal Monthly or Quarterly Payments.


Get details about how the Enterprise Agreement works (PDF, 4.44 MB)


Enterprise Enrollment

The Enterprise Enrollment gives you the best value when you buy Microsoft end-user technologies on a per user, per device, or hybrid basis. Get a range of benefits, including best pricing and terms, cloud and user optimized licensing options, and simplified license management.



Enterprise Platform

With the Enterprise Enrollment, you get the best pricing when you make an organization-wide commitment to the Enterprise Platform, which includes Office Professional Plus, CAL Suites, and Windows Enterprise.

Enterprise Cloud Suite

In the modern workplace, employees are always connected and always moving. They have more devices with more data, and they expect tools to support ubiquitous collaboration. IT needs a solution to help protect data, manage the growing number of mobile devices, unify environments that span operating systems, and enable seamless collaboration for workers across all their devices.


The Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS), available on December 1, 2014, as part of the Enterprise Enrollment, brings together Office 365 E3, Enterprise Mobility Suite, and Windows Software Assurance per User. The combination of these three offerings empowers users with best-in-class productivity tools across devices while supporting IT security and control.


With Enterprise Cloud Suite, you can take advantage of:

  • Simplified cloud licensing in the Enterprise Enrollment.

  • True per user licensing that puts users at the center.

  • A compelling offer when buying cloud services.

How it works

Enterprise Cloud Suite is available as a User Subscription License (USL) or an Add-on license for the Enterprise Platform in the Enterprise Enrollment.

  • Enterprise Cloud Suite USL: For users who are not covered by an existing Enterprise Platform or who would like to transition to full user-based licensing at renewal. The USL lowers initial licensing costs because you subscribe to the rights to use Microsoft products and services instead of purchasing a perpetual license.

  • Enterprise Cloud Suite Add-on: For users who are covered by an existing Enterprise Platform. The Add-on is a subscription that supplements your existing Enterprise Platform license position.

Windows Software Assurance per User

Windows Software Assurance per User is a new way to license Windows, putting users at the center of licensing for their devices. All of a user’s devices are covered through Windows Software Assurance per User, including devices that are running iOS or Android operating systems. Only the user’s primary work PC needs to be running a qualified operating system (such as Windows Pro). With Windows Software Assurance per User, Windows Enterprise Edition can be delivered across the user’s devices. This provides simpler license management because you count only users with primary PCs, instead of counting every single device.


Learn more about the Enterprise Cloud Suite (PDF, 807 KB)


Server and Cloud Enrollment

The Server and Cloud Enrollment is an enrollment under the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement that enables you to commit to one or more key server and cloud technologies from Microsoft. In exchange, you get the best pricing and terms, plus other benefits such as cloud-optimized licensing options and simplified license management


Best value: Get the best pricing, discounts, and added benefits designed to support Server and Cloud technologies.

  • Best pricing and terms for server and cloud products, including discounts on new licenses, Software Assurance, and Microsoft Azure.

  • Full Software Assurance benefits for all deployed licenses, including new version rights.

  • Unlimited Problem Resolution Support for qualifying customers.

Flexible: Move to the cloud as needed and grow organically without losing the value of your existing investments.

  • Easy on-ramp to the cloud because Microsoft Azure is automatically available when you enroll in any of the other components; it can also be licensed standalone.

  • Application license mobility to the cloud through Software Assurance.

  • New subscription-based licensing gives you more flexibility when you need to retire workloads, consolidate, or migrate to the cloud.

Manageable: Adopt the latest technologies while simplifying deployment and license management.

  • Simplified licensing management streamlines overall deployment and management.

  • Standardized terms, conditions, and discounts.

  • A standardized management platform across on-premises and Microsoft Azure comes with commitment to the Core Infrastructure Suite (CIS) in Server and Cloud Enrollment.

How it works

To enroll, you must make an installed-base commitment to one or more of the following four Server and Cloud Enrollment components:



This means committing to full Software Assurance coverage across the installed base of a Server and Cloud Enrollment component. For the Core Infrastructure component, however, you commit to full System Center coverage on the Windows Server installed base through the Core Infrastructure Suites (CIS). Microsoft Azure is automatically available when you are enrolling in any of the other three components, and it can also be licensed standalone.


Server and Cloud Enrollment Datasheet (PDF, 327 KB)


Server and Cloud Enrollment FAQ (PDF, 598 KB)


Server and Cloud Enrollment Program Guide (PDF, 1.3 MB)


Enterprise Agreement Enrollments have been replaced by Server and Cloud Enrollment

The Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP) and Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI) have been replaced by the Server and Cloud Enrollment. Customers with any of these enrollments should work with their Microsoft representative or partner to develop the best transition plan.


EAP Datasheet (PDF, 186 KB)


EAP FAQ (PDF, 266 KB)


ECI Datasheet (PDF, 305 KB)


ECI FAQ (PDF, 400 KB)


Watch the Server and Cloud Enrollment video

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