Microsoft Enterprise Agreement For Government Organizations
Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement are engagement licensing agreements for commercial organizations that sign a new registration with 500 or more users/devices and government organizations with 250 or more users or devices. These agreements are best for organizations that want to license company-wide microsoft software and cloud services over a three-year period and at the best available prices. Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) is a transaction licensing agreement for commercial, government and academic organizations with 250 or more users/devices. MPSA is most appropriate for organizations that wish to license Microsoft for software, cloud services or needs, without organizational-wide obligations or multi-year subscription options under a single agreement that does not expire. Software Assurance is optional. Open License is a transaction agreement for commercial, governmental, academic and not-for-profit organizations. Software Assurance is optional. The minimum requirement for the Enterprise Agreement and Enterprise Subscription Agreement was amended on July 1, 2016 from 250 to 500 users or devices for new commercial customers. It excludes government and SCE agreements. For more information on this change in the directive, please refer to the frequently asked questions regarding the change in the minimum guidelines for partners.
Microsoft Volume Licensing Agreements for government, educational, health and not-for-profit organizations offer flexible and affordable solutions tailored to the size of the organization and purchasing preference. This pension does not apply to state agreements and Select Plus academic agreements or if the MPSA is not available on July 1, 2016. You will find a complete list of markets where MPSA is available in frequently asked questions about MPSA. Get answers to frequently asked questions about Select Plus` retirement. As of July 1, 2016, Microsoft will no longer accept new orders and software insurance renewals in markets where MPSA is available, thanks to existing Select Plus business agreements for the next anniversary of the customer`s contract. EA/SA (Enterprise Agreement/Software Assurance) is a volume licensing package offered by Microsoft. It is primarily aimed at large organizations with 500 or more personal computers. The minimum amount was increased from 250 to 500 on July 1, 2016, but remains at 250 for public sector clients.  Other programs, including open value, Open License and Select License, are aimed at smaller organizations. Microsoft Philanthropies works with non-profit organizations and other non-governmental organizations to provide them with affordable access to technology. Check to see if your organization is qualified.
In a three-year contract, the number of desktop computers and qualified users can be adjusted for each anniversary of the contract. This allows for greater flexibility to meet changing requirements. Use rights are limited and expire when the contract expires. Microsoft Open License, Microsoft Open Value and Microsoft Open Value Subscription are Microsoft volume licensing agreements for organizations with 5-499 users/devices that want to license local Microsoft software, cloud services or both. Alternatively, the customer can sign a purely enterprise online service contract with Microsoft. This option does not require company-wide standardization. Customers must acquire at least 500 Enterprise online service licenses. Open Value across the company and open value subscription are commitment-based agreements for business and government organizations that wish to license at the enterprise level over a period of one or two years.