Volume Licensing Options for Small and Midsize Organisations

Easily track and manage your licenses, reduce compliance risk, and have more time to focus on your business with Open Value, Open Value Subscription and Open License.

With a customizable platform and price advantages for volume purchasing, Open programs provide a simple, cost effective way to acquire the latest Microsoft technology:

Open Value

Optimal for organisations that want to standardize their IT infrastructure, customize their platform, and maximize their investment with Software Assurance. You can also upgrade at any time—no need to track versions or open new agreements. Recommended for small and midsize organisations.

With the single platform option, your organization can choose components from the Windows client, Microsoft Office 2010, and Client Access Licenses (CALs) rather than having to choose between the Small Business or Desktop Professional platforms.

If your organization requires Microsoft enterprise solutions, Microsoft Office Enterprise, Enterprise CAL, and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack are now available.

Open Value Subscription

Get the benefits of Open Value with lower up-front costs and the ability to increase or decrease license count on an annual basis to accommodate changes in desktop PC count. Recommended for small and midsize organisations.

Your organization and qualified affiliates use a single identification number during the entire two-year agreement. And the pay-as-you-go model eliminates the need to forecast license purchases over the term of the agreement.

Open License

Entry-level program that allows you to start using software immediately and pay as you go. Recommended for small organisations.

Your organization and qualified affiliates use a single identification number during the entire two-year agreement. And the pay-as-you-go model eliminates the need to forecast license purchases over the term of the agreement.

With an initial purchase of five or more licenses, you can acquire products as you need them over the term of your agreement.

In addition to commercial business, Microsoft offers Open programs for the following industries:

  • Government organisations
  • Health organisations
  • Educational institutions
  • Qualifying non-profit organisations
  • Multinational organisations


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