Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Subscription (Eas)

The amendment will take effect on July 1, 2016 and will apply only to customers and only to markets where the Microsoft Products and Service Agreement (MPSA) is available. If its enterprise contract, then the licenses are indeterminate and you can continue to use it for as long as you like (except subscriptions), regardless of whether you extend the SA or not. Only the benefits of SA no longer exist. Of NPI`s total customer base, more than 40% of EA`s extensions take place during Microsoft`s fourth quarter of the fiscal year (April/May/June). This contrasts with Q1, which typically accounts for less than 20% of EA`s extensions. The result is a lump sum application for licensing and legal resources, a flat-rate risk forecast and a lumpy cash flow. One of the objectives of the transition to subscription licensing is to smooth out this model. While the provider introduces its most powerful research and development, sales and marketing resources to the cloud, some Microsoft customers are still stuck in price implementations. This has led the provider to take aggressive steps to migrate these customers to the cloud. The results include several price and licensing changes, an increase in formal and informal licensing audits (often disguised as asset management software commitments) and increased complexity and rigidity of the contract.

From the guide to the enterprise agreements program. There are increasingly licensing and subscription optimization challenges in Microsoft transactions, as well as new cost, flexibility and licensing/subscription opportunities you can capitalize on. As Microsoft continues to make a transformation and business demands and usage requirements are changing rapidly, customers should prepare for a more demanding purchasing and supplier management environment. This is something we need to find out from the operation, because they never said whether it was a subscription or a purchase. On February 1, 2016, the Microsoft Group took a new step in the development of the “Mobile First, Cloud First” strategy, which it announced in 2014. The requirements for raising the threshold for the enterprise agreement program are intended to significantly simplify enterprise licensing agreements.

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