In order to help our customers get the most out of their Microsoft products while optimizing costs, we’ve dedicated a series of articles in our blog to address the multiple licensing changes and price increases Microsoft announced for 2022. In this part of the series, we’ll talk about the (New Commerce Experience) NCE commitment options your organization has available.
But before we dive into the available options, here are the previous articles regarding Microsoft Cloud Licensing changes and price increases:
Microsoft NCE offers three options to pay for your licenses:
- Month-to-month, no commitment
- Annual commitment
- Multi-year commitment
Nowadays, most customers are doing month-to-month, no commitment, due to their level of flexibility. However, it’s important you are aware that an annual or multi-year commitment can be more cost-efficient for the long run.
What to expect from each option?
- 20% increase for each license
- Monthly payments based on the tools and licenses your organization needs
- Flexibility to increase or reassign licenses any time it’s needed
- Decrease licenses only at time of renewal (1 month)
- Prices may be affected by future increases any time during the term
Annual or multi-year
- Lock in current prices for 1 or 3 years (before March 1st, 2022)
- Monthly payments or one-time payment
- Flexibility to increase or reassign licenses at any time during the term
- Decrease licenses only at time of renewal (1 or 3 years)
- Prices will not be subject to increases during the term of the agreement
*Note: Not all subscriptions are available for multi-year commitment
Remember that the deadline to lock in current prices and avoid the 20% increase of certain Microsoft 365 subscription plans is February 28th, 2022. Stay on top of these updates and keep making the most out of your Microsoft products.