Volume Licensing for Government Brochure_January 2021
Volume Licensing for Government
You need flexible licensing programs that can help you control budget spending while also giving you solutions to help
improve the lives of your citizens. Find the Microsoft licensing agreement that’s right for your government organization
Volume Licensing for Government – Midsize to Large Organizations
Enterprise Agreement for Government
The Enterprise Agreement for Government helps you standardize technology across your organization with the latest Microsoft products. It offers cost savings, simplified license and budget tracking through a single agreement, and Microsoft Software Assurance to help you get the most out of your software investments.
• The Subscription Enrollment offers the benefits of an Enterprise Agreement with lower up-front costs.
• The Enterprise Enrollment gives you the best value when you buy Microsoft end-user technologies on a per user, per device, or hybrid basis. With the Enterprise Enrollment, you get the best pricing when you make an organization-wide commitment to the Enterprise Platform, which includes Office Professional Plus, CAL Suites, and Windows Enterprise.
• Server and Cloud Enrollment allows highly committed customers to standardize broadly on one or more of the four Server and Cloud technologies from Microsoft. The enrollment offers the best pricing for customers who make an installed-base-wide commitment to one or more of Microsoft’s server and cloud technologies, with automatic access to Windows Azure and simplified licensing management.
Microsoft Products and Services Agreement
The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement consolidates all your purchases into one simplified agreement with purchasing for online services, software licenses, or a hybrid solution customized for your needs. You can also add Software Assurance for additional benefits. The Purchasing Account structure gives you more flexible purchasing options and more control of how you purchase. Self-service tools combine your purchases into a single view, making it easier for you to manage your assets.
Select Plus for Government
Select Plus for Government is for organizations that want to acquire their software licenses and services at any affiliate level, while realizing advantages as one organization. This program offers purchasing flexibility, better software license management, and a way to balance growing technology needs with predictable costs. If you choose Software Assurance, you receive proration of coverage to the purchase month.
The Enterprise Agreement and the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement are meant to support your deployment
choices as you re-envision the role of IT in cloud computing by allowing you to deploy Microsoft products on-premises, via the cloud, or in hybrid environments that combine cloud services with on-premises software solutions. With its increased flexibility to license Microsoft online services such as Microsoft 365, the Enterprise Agreement and Microsoft Products and Services Agreement help you transition to these cloud services at your own pace.
Volume Licensing for Government – Small to Midsize Organizations
Open License for Government
For organizations that want an easy, one-time transaction process with the flexibility of acquiring licenses from a broad
reseller channel. Software Assurance is optional.
The Open License program is being discontinued in January 2022. Software licenses without Software Assurance can be
purchased from a partner in the Cloud Solution Provider program beginning in July 2021.
Open Value for Government
For organizations that want simplified license management, predictable software costs, and better control over their
software investment, Open Value includes Microsoft Software Assurance. Open Value has both an organization wide and non-organization wide option.
Open Value Subscription for Government
Open Value Subscription is for organizations that want the benefits of Open Value with the lowest up-front costs. It
includes access to Microsoft licensed products for the term of the agreement through subscription-based licensing. This program gives you the flexibility to reduce your total licensing costs annually when your PC count declines. A one-year agreement option is available for eligible government organizations in addition to the three-year term option.
Volume Licensing for Government Software Assurance
Every day, your organization must respond to change, meet challenges, and maintain growth. And whatever your business, large or small, you rely on an effective and efficient IT infrastructure to help drive success. Software Assurance benefits help you take full advantage of your investments in IT. A comprehensive program that includes a unique set of
technologies, services, and rights to help deploy, manage, and use Microsoft products efficiently, Software Assurance
helps keep your business up to date and ready to respond quickly to change and opportunity.
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