As a Microsoft Partner since 2003, SAMI have forged a strong working partnership with the local Microsoft team, which has enabled us to act as solution experts in dealing with our customers. As a result of this strong relationship, we provide Microsoft School Software Licensing services to a large number of schools nationwide.
Microsoft Subscription Agreements
A Microsoft Subscription Agreement (Microsoft School Agreement or Microsoft OVS-ES Agreement) will entitle your school to:
- Free upgrades: The school will receive free upgrades to each new version of the software as they become available.
- Free installation on any new computers: The school can save money when purchasing hardware with free installation of the software on any new pc.
- Free Office 365 Education: Schools can sign-up to the Microsoft Office 365 Education for free and include the Office 365 ProPlus for Students and Teachers at no additional cost..
1. Microsoft School Agreement (Subscription)
School Agreement from Microsoft is an annual, subscription-licensing program specially created to address the unique needs of primary and post primary educational institutions.
2. Microsoft OVS-ES Agreement (Subscription)
The OVS-ES (Open Value Subscription Agreement for Education Solutions) is designed for any educational establishments with an FTE employee (Full Time Equivalent) count of less than 1,000.
Microsoft Perpetual Agreement
3. Open Agreement (Perpetual)
With the Perpetual Licence Agreement, you pay a one-off fee and receive a licence to use a specific version of the software forever. The recommended scheme for education is the Microsoft Open Licence, which offers the largest savings in return for an agreed volume of licence purchases. Although there are a minimum number of licences, even small schools can qualify for the Microsoft Open Licence by purchasing through an existing group agreement.
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Microsoft School Software Licensing Agreements provide you with numerous benefits including:
The school will receive free upgrades to each new version of the software as they become available.
Free installation on any new pc’s
The school can save money when purchasing hardware with free installation of the software on any new pc.
By standardizing on a platform of products, your total cost of software ownership is reduced while productivity and access to current technology are increased. You also get the benefits of Software Assurance Membership, including support resources, tools, and eLearning courses.
Subscription licensing eliminates the need to track licenses for individual School Agreement products on every computer. This is especially helpful for managing software assets in a decentralized environment.
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