Did you know: You cannot go back later and add Software Assurance to your Microsoft licensing agreement without repurchasing all of your licensing?
Software Assurance is a cost-effective Volume Licensing program that helps you take full advantage of your Microsoft software and services, including the Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, Exchange, Azure, System Center, SQL Server, and many others. Because you can’t “add it on” later without repurchasing all of your licensing, it is important to fully understand the benefits of Software Assurance prior to purchasing your Microsoft licensing agreement so you can spend less and do more.
Benefits and Beyond
With IT investments at the core of many organizations, it is vital for those investments to be smartly deployed, managed, and operated. Not only does Software Assurance allow you to upgrade to the most recent versions of products for no additional cost, its benefits also include roaming use rights, disaster recovery backup, license mobility and more. Software Assurance’s broad range of benefits enables your company to achieve the following:
- Reduce software and services costs with rights to new software releases and cost-efficient upgrades.
- Use consulting services to plan new, on-premises and cloud-based deployments.
- Improve operational efficiency through access to unique technologies and licensing rights.
- Increase overall user productivity with instructor-led technical training and online end-user training.
- Maintain an available and responsive IT infrastructure with around-the-clock support.
As Software Assurance provides free licensing upgrades, it ensures the IT team you rely on is equipped with knowledge of all the products and services available to them. IT and developer teams have access to training classes to provide them with the technical training and knowledge of how to maximize your investment. Online learning courses are also available to teach IT pros and end users how to successfully navigate through new programs. With Software Assurance online training and learning courses, your team is guaranteed to take full advantage of Microsoft software and services.
On-demand support is an integral part of the benefits provided by Software Assurance. With access to 24×7 support, by web or phone, Software Assurance gives you greater control of the tools used by your employees, less downtime, and fast support. Software Assurance helps maintain a stable, secure, and available infrastructure. With the System Center Global Service Monitor, Software Assurance extends application monitoring capabilities beyond your own network boundary and allows you to monitor the availability of external-web-based applications from multiple locations around the world. Moreover, Software Assurance provides a safety net for your most valuable assets with free licensing for backup servers dedicated to disaster recovery.
Contact the COMPAREX team for more information on how you can reduce costs, improve efficiency, and increase productivity with Software Assurance.