The MPSA program is an indirect sales contract with Microsoft – you must first choose a Microsoft partner to manage the agreement. This dealer-partner determines the price and charges you bills. A welcome addition to the MPSA program is that you can have multiple partners on your purchase account. On the other hand, the EA program requires you to acquire both licenses and insurance software. Most customers accept the idea of the EA program and benefit from reduced prices to reflect the company-wide commitment. But sometimes even EA customers have to make purchases outside of EA. The EDOS program is ideal for large companies and government organizations with more than 5,000 users. As part of an EA, customers can subscribe to microsoft online services such as Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online. Services should not be licensed at the company level, but can be reserved for each user. The customer granted either the standard edition or the corporate edition of each service. The validity of the EDOS is three years and is related to an EA. A subscription to the enterprise agreement is also based on the EA and offers the possibility of paying licenses for establishments rather than acquiring them. This could bring tax benefits to clients.
The price levels are the same as those of the normal EA. In a three-year contract, the number of desktop computers and qualified users can be adjusted for each anniversary of the contract. This allows for greater flexibility to meet changing requirements. Use rights are limited and expire when the contract expires. Alternatively, the customer can sign a purely enterprise online service contract with Microsoft. This option does not require company-wide standardization. Customers must acquire at least 500 Enterprise online service licenses. Microsoft has an annual compliance check to make sure you meet your expected consumption. If you don`t reach the consumer values, Microsoft will put you at the lowest level (only one level, regardless of consumption).
If your purchases reach a higher level, Microsoft will recommend orders that place you above the next threshold at the higher level. Like the EA program, the MPSA has four price levels – A, B, C and D. Each purchase (license, License – Software Assurance, etc.) under the MPSA program has an assigned point value and you must reach the minimum number of points during the year. When signing the agreement, the customer must define and communicate to Microsoft the number of desktop computers or qualified users as well as Microsoft Enterprise products or Enterprise Online Services. This information represents the first purchase. Each anniversary is due to a „True Up Order“ for additional desktops or qualified users, based on which the total cost for the previous year is calculated.