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Microsoft Volume Licensing

Microsoft Volume Licensing agreements simplify application deployment, provide flexible acquisition for user growth and result in substantial savings for organizations with five or more employees. However, they can be complex to navigate. COMPAREX untangles the intricacies so that you know your business is covered today and in the future. Find out which agreement is right for your organization below.

Volume Licensing Agreement Options

  • The Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) streamlines license management by combining cloud services and a software agreement so you have one less thing to manage. EA is a traditional 3 year agreement that supports Cloud and on-premise technology, with the ability for separate enrollments singular to Azure, SQL, Windows Server or Visual Studio. With EA, pricing will lock in for three years with the ability to true up on an annual basis versus placing orders prior to every install. EA requires a minimum of 500 seats to enter the agreement, or a minimum Azure, SQL, Server or Visual Studio commit. Flexible enrollment allows you to add or adjust users, devices, products and services at any time without having to place individual purchase orders and account for changes through the annual process.

  • The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) is comprehensive. It simplifies Microsoft Volume Licensing by combining all applicable terms and conditions in the current Microsoft Business and Services Agreement, Microsoft Select Plus Agreement and the Microsoft Online Services Agreement, saving you time on administrative tasks. Flexible enrollment with discount level based on volume. Cloud skus are adjustable at each 12 month anniversary. Ability to purchase short term skus to accommodate a seasonal workforce. Supports both on –premise and Cloud.

  • Compatible with any Office 365 subscription, the UCM Bundle offers licensing and support for all sized customers. Once committed to a licensing package, our team of experts works with your organization to fully optimize and manage your Cloud environment, which improves availability, increases security and optimizes costs. Along with 24/7 support, you’ll gain access to our workload usage dashboard for live monitoring. Monthly invoicing and ability to make changes to the licensing as needed.


Volume Licensing Agreement Inclusions

Number of users/devices
250 and more
500 and more
Software Assurance (SA)
Agreement Term
1 year minimum
3 years
Cloud Services
On-premise software
Flexible Payment Schedule
Pricing per Product Pool
Pricing per User
Pricing per device
Pricing per License and Software Assurance

Microsoft Volume Licensing Programs

  • Ideal for 250 or more users/devices
  • Software Assurance is optional
  • Agreement term: 1 year
Open Licensing
  • Ideal for 5-250 users/devices
  • Software Assurance is optional to add and included in some cases
  • Agreement term: 2 years

The Microsoft Server and Cloud Enrollment is a licensing vehicle under the Enterprise Agreement.  It enables organizations to standardize on one more Microsoft Server and Cloud technologies, includes automatic access to Windows Azure, provides a strong foundation to support accelerated Cloud adoption and helps customers reduce costs and increase business agility.

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