Did you know: Unlike the Enterprise Agreement, the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program allows organizations to true down as needed?
When it comes to licensing agreements, customers are looking for three key components: deeper customer engagement, ongoing support, and increased profitability. Unlike the more rigid and lengthy, 3-year Enterprise Agreements, the Cloud Solution Provider program helps to reduce annual costs by offering a more cost-effective, monthly subscription-based plan that allows customers to conveniently true up or true down their licensing quantities on a monthly basis.
Think Engagement is Scary? Not with the CSP program!
More than ever before, prompt and personal customer engagement is not only important, it’s expected. With the CSP program, customers can go in confidence knowing that they will be provided ongoing, individualized support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While Enterprise Agreements also offer a low level of support, they pale in comparison. With the CSP program, customers are guaranteed to always be a name, never a number.
Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Licensing Quantities
One of the main disadvantages of entering into an Enterprise Agreement is the complex and long-term commitment. With these types of agreements, customers are locked into a 36-month contract and do not have the opportunity to decrease licensing quantities until each yearly anniversary. In other words, you pay for what you ask for, but not necessarily what you end up needing. With the CSP program, customers buy into a monthly subscription plan where the number of users is flexible. This provides the opportunity to true up or true down on a more convenient and cost-effective timeline, ensuring that they are paying for what they need, reducing unused resources, and ultimately increasing profits.
- The CSP program ensures the latest versions of: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive for Business, OneNote, Publisher, Skype for Business, and Access
- This is a smart option for organizations who may not be able to predict long term usage requirements or who want a more basic plan as they move to Office 365 before increasing the licensing level as users adopt functionality