Program Overview – Enterprise Agreement – Overview

 

Enterprise and Enterprise Subscription Agreements are for customers with 250+ PCs who want to standardise all their PCs on 1 or more MS Platform Product

EA means you cover all Qualified Desktops* that you own with 1 or more of the Platform Products

  • Available only from Enterprise Software Advisors (ESAs) and Large Account Resellers (LARs).
  • For corporate customers with 250 or more desktops making a strategic decision to standardize on Microsoft software.
  • Customers are able to license Microsoft software to standardize on their choice of the Microsoft enterprise software (Office Professional Plus, Office Enterprise, Windows Vista Business Upgrade, Core Client Access License, and Enterprise CAL Suite, which includes the Core CAL plus seven additional CALs: Office SharePoint Enterprise CAL, Office Communications Server Standard and Enterprise CALs, Exchange Enterprise CAL, Forefront™ Security Suite, Operations Manager Client OML, and Windows Rights Management Server CAL).
  • Savings for a three-year agreement term and platform software.
  • Requires only a single annual true-up order for new platform software licenses used in the year.
  • SA included providing the most comprehensive benefits offering available.
  • Renewal for an additional one- or three-year term.

 

Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement

  • Available only from Enterprise Software Advisors (ESAs) and  Large Account Resellers (LARs).
  • For corporate customers with 250 or more desktops.
  • It is the most comprehensive benefits offering available if they prefer to subscribe to, rather than acquire, Microsoft software licenses.
  • Has the same benefits as EA (above).
  • Renewal or license buyout options are available at agreement end
  • Enterprise Subscription Agreement permits you to reduce your PC count at the anniversary date if you have a fluctuating or seasonal business, bear in mind you cannot reduce lower than the program minimum of 250PCs

 

Training and Evaluation Licenses

  • The Select License, Enterprise Subscription Agreement, and Enterprise Agreement programs offer a limited number of training and evaluation software license use grants.
  • Twenty copies per software title for use in a dedicated in-house training facility.
  • Ten copies per software title for 60-day evaluation.

 

Definitions

*“qualified desktop” means any personal desktop computer, portable computer, workstation or similar device that is used by or for the benefit of an enrolled affiliate or any affiliate included in its enterprise and that meets the minimum requirements for running any of the enterprise products.  Qualified desktops do not include: (i) any computer that is designated as a server and not used as a personal computer, (ii) any system dedicated to run ONLY line-of-business software (e.g., an accounting or bookkeeping program used by an accountant, or a computer-aided design program used by an engineer or architect); or (iii) any system running an embedded operating system (e.g. Windows 9.x for embedded, Windows XP embedded);

“qualified user” means a person who accesses any Core CAL server software licensed within your enterprise. It does not include a person who accesses the software under an External Connector License.  It also does not include a person who accesses the software in some other way that does not require a CAL;

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum customer size for an Enterprise (Subscription) Agreement?

An Enterprise (Subscription) Agreement requires a minimum of 250 PCs and entity wide standardization.

 

EA means Enterprise Wide, all the devices that meet the minimum requirements for running ANY of the Enterprise products MUST be included in the Desktop count, Line of Business and PCs used as a server are optional devices

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