Microsoft CSP licensing is the next evolution in how businesses can purchase and manage their services with Microsoft.
Organisations, big and small, can change quickly. Changing employee experiences, enabling secure remote working, having diverse and distributed teams and an increasingly complex threat environment are all common in the modern workplace. These pressures require us to have a responsive, intelligent and productive environment.
Old Enterprise Agreement vs New CSP Licensing
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement
Long-term contracts – EA’s require a 3 year contract for everything you purchase, limiting your flexibility to downgrade or remove items as your business circumstances change.
Unused solutions – Planning for 3 years at a time leads to estimating what you may need in the future. Large packaged solutions become outdated, under used or undeployed as your plans change.
Support concerns – Enterprise Agreements have limited support and may not meet your needs, forcing you to purchase premium support contracts upfront.
Dedicated support - A team with the knowledge and experience to truly help your business succeed.
Simplified Approach - The peace of mind of having one Microsoft partner, one platform and one bill.
No upfront costs or termination fees and pay-as-you-go subscription pricing.
Tier 1 support - Have priority access to escalated Microsoft Premier Support.
Self-service license and billing management portal – add or remove new licenses or products instantly with the click of a button.
Proactive optimisation - Have continuous monitoring of your products and services in your business so you are getting the most value from what you use.
Subscription licensing with Microsoft CSP
The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program opens up a new world of flexibility when it comes to purchasing and managing software licensing. Instead of a 3 year commitment, as is required with Microsoft EA, Microsoft CSP is completely month-to-month. This allows you to add or remove licenses as needed, only paying for what you actually use, which can save you significantly in the short and long run. Most importantly, as CSP agreements are provided through Microsoft Partners, you also receive instant access to Microsoft Premier Support – an additional cost with Enterprise Agreements – along with a dedicated team that knows you and your business so you never have to explain your problem from the beginning every time you need support.
Is CSP right for you?
We can help you to determine if CSP is right for your organisation. Microsoft developed the CSP partner program to meet the rapidly evolving needs of today’s IT environments. With ever-changing requirements, restrictive budgets, and the need for instant results, the CSP partner program is the ideal choice. Microsoft CSP provides a flexible, cloud subscription model for customers to buy Microsoft cloud solutions such as Office 365, Dynamics 365, and Azure, with complete partner support. The Microsoft CSP licensing platform is seamlessly integrated allowing for instant provisioning of new licenses, consolidated and automated billing, and insightful reporting.