Microsoft recognizes that small and midsize organizations have a variety of license acquisition needs. Open Value and Open License agreements share many of the same program features, but give you different license purchasing options. These options ensure that you are getting an agreement that fits your specific needs. Feb 10, · Open License does offer an option called, “Open License Volume” which provides further discounts for large quantity purchases of Microsoft products. Open Value – Microsoft Volume Licensing program designed for businesses (in regions where available) with between 2 and computers that are looking to take advantage of the various. Microsoft “Open” Programs Comparison Chart Microsoft Open Value Subscription Microsoft Open Value Microsoft Open License Overview 5 PCs to qualify. Non perpetual (temporary) licenses. Software Assurance Included. agreement. 3 year agreement term. Annual payments.
The Non-Companywide scheme is for organisations who do not want to commit enterprise-wide to any one or more products. Having met the initial entry requirements, the scheme runs for three years during which further products can be added to the scheme, one or more at a time, as required. Payment can be spread over the three year term or paid up front. Although the scheme expires, once all payments have been made, the licences purchased are perpetual at the version last released under the Software Assurance cover and may be used indefinitely.
This scheme does not apply to Academic Institutions but there is a single advantageous GOVT Government pricing band for eligible entities. Further details on eligibility and providing formal evidence are identified under the 'Public Sector' section. Clients in other regions must acquire licences in those regions. For further details click to expand To Qualify: The initial purchase must be for at least five products any product mix , though there are some exceptions where a single product qualifies for example SQL Core licences and Visual Studio with an MSDN Subscription.
For this scheme, the inclusion of Software Assurance does not change the item count. Products Included: All commercially available Microsoft software products on the product list including Monthly Subscriptions, Online Services and Step-Up options. License Offerings: It is not possible to purchase licences only on this scheme. Software Assurance Option: Software Assurance on this scheme is included as standard. The Software Assurance runs for the duration of the scheme and may be renewed when the scheme expires.
Any licences with Software Assurance added during the scheme would not get the full three year benefit. There is a single price band, with an initial minimum order of five products to qualify some exceptions. Where payment is split over the remaining years of the scheme, the price of the first payment is protected for the anniversary payment s. Products added in years two or three will not include the Software Assurance component charge for full years that have already passed but the licence component of the charge does not reduce, it is just split over a reduced number of years.
Agreement Term: Three years, renewable. Products can be added to the scheme, but once a product is added it cannot subsequently be removed - payments must continue to completion.
The Software Assurance renewal must be actioned within 30 days of the agreement expiring. Failure to renew within the required timescale would lead to the option being forfeited and Software Assurance would have to be purchased with new licences. Payment Options: With this scheme, the user has the option of splitting the payments on a per year basis making anniversary payments in years two and three with protected pricing or paying in full at the time of purchase.
Where payments are split over the remaining years of the scheme, anniversary payments must be made at the start of each subsequent scheme year. Products added during the scheme must be paid for at the time of purchase and if the payment is split it will tie in with normal anniversary payment dates for subsequent years. Failure to make anniversary payments in a timely fashion may result in the Agreement being terminated with no perpetual licence rights.
Product Fulfilment: Some special cases apply. The scheme gives simplified licence management and better control of licensed product costs. The Companywide scheme is for businesses with a minimum of five desktops where the customer commits enterprise-wide to one or more of a set of key Qualifying desktop products. The scheme includes Software Assurance as standard there is no Licence-only option and has the New Version rights and other benefits associated with that.
Having met the qualifying entry requirements, there is a large range of additional products that can be licensed without the enterprise-wide obligation. The scheme runs for three years during which period further products can be added to the scheme one or more at a time. Although the scheme expires, once all payments have been made the licences purchased are perpetual at the version last released under the software assurance cover and may be used indefinitely.
The customer must declare the number of desktops in the enterprise certain exceptions may be permitted and then purchase at least one Qualifying product for all those desktops, subject to a minimum of five desktops.
As new desktops are added, the customer must purchase the additional Qualifying product licences, there is no period of free use. Each anniversary payment will be for the then current number of desktops. The number cannot be reduced. Qualifying products: The CAL options are mutually exclusive and cannot be mixed. Operating System: When a customer takes products from all of the three qualifying groups Office, CAL and Operating System then a 'Platform' discount is applied to the pricing.
Additional Software Products: In addition to the Qualifying products, all commercially available Microsoft software products on the product list, including Monthly Subscriptions and Online Services, are available as required. On this scheme it is not possible to take Additional products without having made the Qualifying product commitment. Licensing Offerings: Licences with Software Assurance added during the scheme would not get the full three year benefit. There are two price bands for the Companywide scheme: The initial purchase level of the Qualifying products determines which band applies to Additional products, but there is no obligation on the quantity of Additional products ordered.
Failure to make anniversary payments in a timely fashion will result in the Agreement being terminated with no perpetual licence rights. Product fulfilment: The Subscription scheme is for businesses with a minimum of five desktops where the customer commits all desktops, enterprise-wide, to one or more of a set of key Qualifying desktop products.
There is also a large range of Additional products that can be licensed but these can be taken in any quantity with no enterprise-wide obligation. The scheme includes Software Assurance as standard there is no Licence-only option and has the New Version rights and other benefits associated with that while the scheme is active.
Having met the initial entry requirements, the scheme runs for three years during which period further products can be added to the scheme. For Qualifying products payments are made on a per year basis and the customer reports the number of desktops in the enterprise at the end of each year up or down, subject to not going below the minimum of five and makes the anniversary payment for the subsequent year until the scheme expires.
All benefits cease when the scheme expires - there are no perpetual licence rights. Additional products must be paid for as they are taken, also on a per year payment basis.
There is no free-use period, and the full year is paid if you add during a year. Additional products also must be reported each anniversary, but the quantity does not have to be enterprise-wide and they can be taken, increased or dropped each year as required, though if dropped no licence entitlement remains. The minimum qualification is five desktops - there is no higher quantity band.
Further details on eligibility and providing formal evidence are identified at the end of this document under the 'Public Sector' section. The customer must declare the number of desktops in the enterprise certain exceptions may be permitted and then purchase at least one Qualifying product for all of those desktops, subject to a minimum of five desktops.
Currently the only option to have Software Assurance on a Windows licence would be to purchase Windows Enterprise with Software Assurance. When deploying additional desktops, you may install the Qualifying products taken at the start of the scheme onto the additional desktops without charge until the desktop quantity is reported at the next anniversary.
While the quantity of Qualifying products can be amended at each anniversary up or down , you are not permitted to drop the products altogether below the minimum of five and are committed to them until the end of the scheme. In addition to the Qualifying products, most commercially available Microsoft software products on the product list, including Monthly Subscriptions and Online Services, are available as required. These may be taken in any quantity, as required, there is no enterprise-wide obligation, but the level of initial commitment on the Qualifying products will determine which Additional product pricing band applies.
Licence with Software Assurance only. Software Assurance coverage is in effect until the end of the three year or possibly one year term of the scheme - it expires with the scheme but Licences with Software Assurance can be renewed on a new scheme.
There are two price bands for the Open Value Subscription scheme: Applicable to Qualifying products only. The product s for which you may claim UTD must be equivalent in edition and must be at the current version or one previous.
For example, at present, if you are taking Office Professional Plus then your current licence must be Office Professional or not Office Standard , and if you are taking Windows Professional then the current licences must be for Windows 8 Professional or Windows 7 Professional.
Full Packaged Product FPP is boxed, shrink-wrapped software acquired through retailers and resellers. This option is for consumers who are looking for a small number of software licenses, and it is typically the most expensive method of obtaining software. Why Choose Volume Licensing? Volume licensing makes it easier and more affordable to run software on multiple computers within an organization. Cost savings By centralizing software purchases within the Microsoft Volume Licensing program, your organization can leverage the power of companywide pricing, which lowers operating and maintenance costs. Save additional money by eliminating the expense of physical media, user guides, and packaging. Employees need access to systems and software from multiple devices that they can use anywhere, at any time, which makes licensing a complex task.