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Microsoft Volume Software Licensing Program

Microsoft Licensing Program Comparison Chart

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Commercial Programs
  Open License
Program (OLP)
Select License
Program (SLP)
Enterprise
Agreement
Program type?Transactional
(noncontractual)
ContractualContractual or subscription
options available
Organizations served?Any size. Choose business, value
or volume to suit your organization
Medium to large organizationsLarge organizations
Key benefits?Gives midsized organizations
simplified license management;
flexible payment program;
volume purchasing for savings
Flexible way to purchase;
forecast purchases for
increased savings
Acquire latest Microsoft®
technology, standardize
IT across the enterprise;
simplify license management
Signed contract required?Value: Yes
Business: No
Volume: No
YesYes
Term?Value: Three years
Business: Two years
Volume: Two years
Three yearsThree years
Forecasting required?NoYesYes
Minimum purchase requirement?Five licenses1,500 points250 desktops
Minimum reorder?One licenseOne licenseNo
Upgrade protection?Software Assurance
is included
Software Assurance
is included
Software Assurance
is included
Technical support?Software Assurance
is included
Software Assurance
is included
Software Assurance
is included
Media?Value:
Provided for initial product
order; additional media
available for purchase
business or volume —
media must be
purchased separately
One media kit included
per enrollment;
updates provided
throughout program term
One media kit included
per enrollment;
updates provided
throughout program term


Academic Programs
  Academic OpenAcademic SelectSchool Agreement and Campus Agreement
Program type?NoncontractualContractualSubscription
Organizations served?Small education organizations with five or more desktopsMedium to large education
organizations with 250
or more desktops
School: K-12 schools Campus: Higher education organizations
Key benefits?Flexible program allows you to pay for the software licenses you need as you need themFlexible and cost-effective way
to purchase; ideal for organizations
that can forecast purchasing in one or more product pools to get increased savings
Subscription-based
agreements allow lower costs and predictable budgeting
Signed contract required?NoYesYes
Term?Two years, nonrenewableThree years, renewableOption of one or three years, renewable
Forecasting required?NoYesNo
Minimum purchase requirement?Five licenses1,500 points per product pool over three years300 units over three years
Minimum reorder?One licenseOne licenseNo
Upgrade protection?Assurance available at the time of license acquisitionAssurance available at the time
of license acquisition term
Included; every license
covered by Software Assurance may be upgraded to latest version
Technical support?Software Assurance is available
at the time of license acquisition
Software Assurance is available
at the time of license acquisition
Software Assurance
included
Media?Media must be purchased separatelyOne media kit included per enrollment; includes CDs for pools and language groups selectedMedia ships upon agreement


Government and Charity Programs
  Open GovernmentOpen Charity
Program type?NoncontractualNoncontractual
Organizations served?State and local government organizations
with five or more desktops
Qualified charitable organizations
 501c (3) with five or more desktops
Key benefits?Flexible program allows you to pay
for the software licenses you need
as you need them with pricing discounts that benefit your organization
Flexible program allows you to pay
for the software licenses you need
as you need them with pricing discounts
that benefit your organization
Signed contract required?NoNo
Term?Two yearsTwo years
Forecasting required?NoNo
Minimum purchase requirement?Five licensesFive licenses
Minimum reorder?One licenseOne license
Upgrade protection?Software Assurance available
at time of license acquisition
Software Assurance available
at time of license acquisition
Technical support?Software Assurance available
at time of license acquisition
Software Assurance available
at time of license acquisition
Media?Media must be purchased
separately
Media must be purchased
separately

Enterprise

Enterprise

Designed for organizations with 250 or more desktops, Microsoft Enterprise Agreement allows you to standardize on products at discounted prices based on a three-year agreement term.

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Open

Open

Microsoft’s Open License Program brings the benefits of volume software licensing to organizations of all sizes. With any Open License program, you get discounted prices on all orders placed during the term of your agreement.

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Select

Select

Microsoft Select License Program was designed for corporate, government and academic customers with 250 or more desktops and mixed product and purchasing requirements.

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Select Plus

Select-plus

Microsoft Select Plus is for large organizations with multiple affiliates that want to purchase their software licenses and services at any affiliate level, while realizing advantages as one organization.

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