Transparency in what makes a fair price for Microsoft`s offerings is the first step towards reducing EA`s costs. But that`s only half the fight. To effectively reduce costs, customers need to understand how their individual business requirements meet standardized conditions (especially for cloud offerings), dozens of license/subscription swaps, and the options available to them. As there are more options available, it is important that customers understand which licensing and subscription programs best support their technology, business and cost management requirements. and details of compliance and costs associated with migration from current states to future countries. In addition, companies need to understand where Microsoft is willing to be flexible, because it refers to the conditions of price protection and use elasticity, especially in the midst of economic volatility, and negotiate these conditions accordingly in their EA. Leipzig, 23.05.2018 – Large customers with users in several countries often face different local data storage laws, which can sometimes be costly in terms of local infrastructure. According to Microsoft, Multi-Geo for O365 should help introduce Office 365 as a centralized solution in each country, regardless of regional differences. Multi-Geo is available to Enterprise Agreement customers with more than 5,000 365 users. Alternatively, the customer can sign a purely enterprise online service contract with Microsoft. This option does not require company-wide standardization. Customers must acquire at least 500 Enterprise online service licenses. Microsoft`s “Best Offer” discounts are rarely the best in the category.
The difference between the discount a customer receives and what another customer receives with similar requirements can be significant. When a below-average discount becomes the basis for future EA renewals, spending increases exponentially. Customers should perform price-referential analyses on all facets of their Microsoft property to verify that they receive a fair offer and to ensure that they pay a price that is in the market or better. Before we go too far, here`s a quick summary of EA. Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) is a licensing option that can offer customers exceptional value and cost savings under the right circumstances. It doesn`t suit everyone, but if your IT requirements match EA`s strengths, there`s no better way to achieve your Microsoft goals while saving money. To begin with, you must have at least 250 devices or users to be eligible, although we can still operate the EA under the right circumstances, even if you are not fully 250 seats. AAS are by far the best value for companies that want to acquire cloud services and software licenses as part of an agreement. In a three-year contract, the number of desktop computers and qualified users can be adjusted for each anniversary of the contract.