Microsoft Open License, Microsoft Open Value, and Microsoft Open Value Subscription are Microsoft volume licensing agreements for organizations with 5 to 499 users/devices who wish to license on-premises Microsoft software, cloud services, or both. You must be a Microsoft Licensing Solution Provider (LSP) to sell licenses and subscriptions through Microsoft Enterprise agreements and records. Enterprise contracts are designed for medium and large companies that wish to purchase licenses for online services and/or software products, as well as Software Assurance for all or a substantial part of their business. Companies can choose to purchase perpetual licenses or non-perpetual subscription agreements for a specific period of time (typically three years) as part of the enterprise subscription program. Online services can also be purchased through the Enterprise Agreement, and subscriptions are typically structured with a term of three years. Designed primarily for medium and large enterprises, the Select Plus program allows customers to purchase perpetual licenses and, at the customer`s choice, Software Assurance over a period of time (typically three years or less). Similar to open programs, customers with select Plus can only purchase licenses, purchase licenses with Software Assurance, or renew Software Assurance after existing volume licensing agreements have expired. Online services can also be purchased through the Select Plus program, and subscriptions are usually structured with terms ranging from one to three years. Open Value Enterprise-Wide and Open Value Subscription are commitment-based agreements for commercial and government organizations that want to obtain enterprise-wide licenses over a period of one or two years. Software Assurance is included.
Microsoft Cloud Agreement (MCA) is a transactional licensing agreement for commercial and government organizations that want to outsource the management of their cloud services entirely through a cloud solution provider (CSP). Designed primarily for small and medium-sized businesses, Open Programs allows customers to purchase perpetual or subscription licenses and, at the customer`s choice, rights to future versions of software products over a period of time (two or three years, depending on the open programs used). The offering that transfers rights to future versions of certain software products during the term of the contract is called Software Assurance. Software Assurance also provides support, tools, and training to help customers deploy and use software effectively. Open Programs has several variations to adapt to the diverse way customers buy. Under the Open License program, customers can only purchase licenses or licenses with Software Assurance. You can also renew Software Assurance after existing volume licensing agreements expire. Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) is a transactional license agreement for commercial, government, and academic organizations with 250 or more users/devices. MPSA is best suited for organizations that want to obtain on-premises licenses of Microsoft software, cloud services, or both on-demand, with no enterprise-wide commitment and with multi-year subscription options under a single, non-expiring agreement. Software Assurance is optional. The Microsoft Enterprise Agreement and Microsoft Enterprise Subscription Agreement are commitment-based licensing agreements for commercial organizations that sign up with 500 or more users/devices* and government organizations with 250 or more users/devices.
These agreements are best suited for organizations that want to license Microsoft software and cloud services on-premises across the enterprise over a three-year period and at the best available prices. *This pension does not apply to State and Education Select Plus agreements or if the MPSA is not available on July 1, 2016. For a complete list of markets where mpSA is available, see the MPSA FAQ. Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Select Plus retreat. Partners must work with authorized Microsoft distributors to sell licenses and subscriptions through Open Agreements. You must also be an AER to sell licenses through Open License for Academic and Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions. Microsoft`s ISV Royalty Licensing Program is designed for ISVs who are looking for a convenient way to license Microsoft products and integrate them into a unified solution. ISVs can then replicate the enterprise solution and distribute a fully licensed solution to their end users.
ISV Royalty Agreements (ISVRs) have a term of three years and payment is made monthly through an authorized distributor of the ISV Royalty Licensing Program. .