Microsoft® volume software licensing programs are designed to help aggregate purchases for better software pricing. To learn more about volume licensing or to place an order, contact your Dell software sales representative.


Commercial ProgramsOpen License
Program (OLP)
Select License
Program (SLP)
Enterprise
Agreement
Program typeTransactional
(noncontractual)
ContractualContractual or subscription
options available
Organizations servedAny size. Choose value, business
or volume to suit your organization.
Medium to large organizationsLarge organizations
Key benefitsSimplified license management for mid-sized organizations; flexible payment programs; volume purchasing for savingsFlexible way to purchase; purchase forecasts for increased savingsLatest Microsoft technology; standardized IT across the enterprise; simplified license management
Signed contract requiredValue: Yes
Business: No
Volume: No
YesYes
TermValue: 3 years
Business: 2 years
Volume: 2 years
3 years3 years
Forecasting requiredNoYesYes
Minimum purchase requirement5 licenses1,500 points250 desktops
Minimum reorder1 license1 licenseNo
Upgrade protectionSoftware Assurance is included.Software Assurance is included.Software Assurance is included.
Technical supportSoftware Assurance is included.Software Assurance is included.Software Assurance is included.
MediaValue: 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 termOne media kit included per enrollment; updates provided throughout program term


Academic Programs Academic OpenAcademic SelectSchool Agreement & Campus Agreement
Program typeNoncontractualContractualSubscription
Organizations servedSmall 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 benefitsFlexible program allows you to pay for the software licenses you need as you need them.Flexible and cost-effective way to purchase; ideal for organizations that can forecast purchasing in one or more product pools to get increased savingsSubscription-based agreements allow lower costs and predictable budgeting.
Signed contract requiredNoYesYes
Term2 years, nonrenewable3 years, renewableOption of 1 or 3 years, renewable
Forecasting requiredNoYesNo
Minimum purchase requirement5 licenses1,500 points per product pool over 3 years300 units over 3 years
Minimum reorder1 license1 licenseNo
Upgrade protectionSoftware Assurance available at the time of license acquisitionSoftware Assurance available at the time of license acquisitionIncluded; every license covered by Software Assurance may be upgraded to latest version
Technical supportSoftware Assurance available at the time of license acquisitionSoftware Assurance available at the time of license acquisitionSoftware Assurance included
MediaMedia must be purchased separatelyOne media kit included per enrollment; includes CDs for pools and selected language groupsMedia shipped upon agreement


Government and Charity ProgramsOpen GovernmentOpen Charity
Program typeNoncontractualNoncontractual
Organizations servedState and local government organizations with five or more desktopsQualified charitable organizations [501c(3)] with five or more desktops
Key benefitsFlexible 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 requiredNoNo
Term2 years2 years
Forecasting requiredNoNo
Minimum purchase requirement5 licenses5 licenses
Minimum reorder1 license1 license
Upgrade protectionSoftware Assurance available at the time of license acquisitionSoftware Assurance available at the time of license acquisition
Technical supportSoftware Assurance available at the time of license acquisitionSoftware Assurance available at the time of license acquisition
MediaMedia must be purchased separately.Media must be purchased separately.