Software Licensing, or more specifically, Volume Software Licensing can be confusing and difficult to understand and requires the services of specialists dedicated to understanding the complexities of it. The vast amount of 'grey' area, unknown variables and conditional terms require time to study and fully learn - and that's before you've even started to look at the various volume licensing options and the benefits they offer.
However, technical aspects aside, the most important thing all business owners and managers should know and understand is with the right information, you can make some very smart licensing procurement decisions that could save your company significantly.
Volume Licensing offers an attractive pricing, predictable cost option with a variety of value-added benefits that can reduce the cost of software licence acquisition, asset management and deployment.
Businesses with more than 5 PCs shouldn't be purchasing retail boxed copies of software, instead they should be engaged in a License Agreement. The main reason is because of the cost savings over boxed and retail versions as well as a number of benefits not available when purchasing software from off the shelf or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer - such as when software is sold to you with a PC).
When you select 2way Technology as your partner to assist with your Software Licensing, we help review the features and benefits of the various Volume Licensing options from companies such as Microsoft and determine which is the most appropriate for your business.
We assist companies ensure their software compliance through a number of services including Asset Management, Auditing, Consolidation, Optimisation and Procurement. We can also provide expert guidance on methods of Deployment and on-going usage reporting.
Volume Licensing - What Is It?
A software license acquired through Volume Licensing is cost-effective way to purchase multiple licenses for an organisation. It offers discounts, flexible payment options and provides a more efficient way for you to maintain the latest versions.
As your business grows, licenses can be transferred from one computer to another (not permitted with OEM software) and most Microsoft Volume Licensing options offer a range of attractive additional benefits, some of which are listed below:
Volume Licensing Benefits
- Reduced Cost. Discounts against Retail software.
- Flexibility. Volume Licenses can be tailored to your business.
- Transfer. Volume Licenses can be trasferred from retired PCs to new PCs.
- Upgrades. Recieve and install upgraded versions as they're released.
- Payment Options. Microsoft Licensing payments can be spread over 3 years.
- Standardise. Standardise your computers with same versions of sofware.
Please contact us if you would like to meet with one of our consultants for a free, no-obligation discussion about Software Licensing for your business.
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