The Enterprise Agreement gives you the flexibility to choose among on-premise software and online services to best suit your user needs, and helps you optimize your technology spend as business priorities change. It gives you the best overall pricing based on the size of your organization along with the full benefits of Microsoft Software Assurance and simplified licensing management through the company-wide option. As companies begin to implement cloud services, the Enterprise Agreement now provides a convenient way to license both on-premise software and online services in the same agreement.
The Enterprise Agreement is designed to be the best licensing vehicle for large organizations that want to standardize IT across the enterprise, yet retain the flexibility to purchase software and services for different user types. Based on a three-year enrollment term, with the ability to add and adjust products and services over time, it offers pricing advantages beyond standard license and subscription pricing and provides comprehensive Software Assurance benefits.
The Enterprise Subscription Agreement provides similar advantages as the Enterprise Agreement with lower annual costs based on a three-year subscription and the ability to increase or decrease licenses and subscription counts on an annual basis. With this agreement you gain access to Microsoft software and online services for as long as you maintain your subscription.
New improved flexibility for cloud services
Keeping pace with the expanding array of Microsoft cloud services, the Enterprise Agreement gives you the flexibility to choose among on-premise software and online services to best suit your user needs and help you optimize your technology spend. When you choose to transition aspects of your IT to the cloud, your Enterprise Agreement helps you:
- Transition to cloud services at your own pace
- Move users back and forth between on-premises software and online services
- Match and adjust online service plans to meet user needs
- Respond to additions and variations in your workforce size
Take Advantage of Enrollment Programs
Microsoft extends the value of the EA and EAS by offering enrollments that help you license solution-focused technology suites of Microsoft’s most popular server products. They can be a very cost-effective way to purchase software and solutions to address key organizational objectives, like building a secure and well managed data center (ECI) or helping your IT staff build, manage and maintain applications that support your business (EAP).
|Flexible and cost-effective licensing for standardizing on the Microsoft Application Platform (SQL Server 2008 R2, Visual Studio 2010, BizTalk Server, SharePoint Server 2010)
||Save money through volume licensing to build the foundation for a protected and well–managed datacenter (Windows Server 2008 R2, Systems Center, Forefront Client Security)
||Add Premier Support and Professional Services through the Enterprise Agreement|