When it comes to buying Microsoft cloud products and services, you have choices: buying from Cloud Solution Providers (CSP) like Venti Exchange or buying from Microsoft. There are 3 ways available to purchase Microsoft licenses. The best will be the one that best suits the current requirements of your business.
Understanding your business needs
In reviewing your purchase options, consider the following questions:
- What technical resources will you need to drive your digital transformation?
- How do you want to manage your invoices and billing?
- What are your support needs?
- Do you require any special terms in your contract?
Answering these questions will help you decide on an option that best meets your needs.
Buying through Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)
Microsoft partners such as Venti Exchange, can help you succeed by providing a wide range of services to help you envision innovative solutions and validate opportunities for digital transformation.
A MS partner can bring expertise in different areas such as security, identity, compliance, governance, dev ops, as well as automation and optimization services, and much more. When you purchase licensing through your partner, Microsoft terms and conditions are supplied with the Microsoft Customer Agreement.
Through a CSP, licenses can be purchased through a cloud subscription that is billed on a per-user, per-month pricing model.
Buying through Microsoft’s website
You could also choose to purchase Microsoft products and services online. Your organization can subscribe to, activate, provision, and maintain cloud services seamlessly and directly via the web. Therefore a disadvantage of buying directly through Microsoft’s website is not having access to volume discounts and flexibility in licenses and fees.
Whether your organization is an SMB or an Enterprise, you can talk to your CSP, about transitioning your services to Microsoft Licensing, without any service interruption.
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