Get the most out of your software licenses
Zones recommends Open Value if you are a small to midsize organization with five or more desktop PCs and want to simplify license management, manage software costs, and get better control over your investment.
Open Value includes Software Assurance, helps you get the most out of your software spending through each phase of software management. In addition, access to valuable benefits such as training, deployment planning, software upgrades, and product support help you boost the productivity of your entire organization.
Open Value – Organization-Wide Option
Open Value Organization-Wide offers additional savings opportunities to organizations that want to standardize all their desktop PCs on one or more Microsoft enterprise products. This program includes discounts on organization-wide deployment, so you get the best deal for your software license purchases.
By choosing Open Value Organization-Wide, you receive the rights to the latest Microsoft licensed products with a single platform option. With the single platform option, you can customize your desktop PC as you choose components from the Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, and other product areas.
Open Value – Subscription Option
Similar to the Organization-Wide option, the Open Value Subscription option allows you to pay a single price per desktop PC to deploy Microsoft technology as the standard across your organization. Open Value Subscription provides the lowest up-front costs of the Open Program options with the flexibility to reduce the total licensing costs in years when the desktop PC count declines.
You also have the ability to add the single platform option to an Open Value Subscription agreement. This option allows you to choose components from the Windows Desktop Operating System upgrade, the Microsoft Office system, and Client Access licenses (CALs) under one platform throughout your organization.
As a new Open Value subscriber, you can save up to 50 percent on your first year's payment through credit for qualified existing software. Investigate this great savings opportunity by contacting your Zones account executive.
Software Assurance coverage is included for the entire term of an Open Value agreement. Microsoft Software Assurance for Volume Licensing helps boost productivity across your organization by enabling you to get the most out of your Microsoft software with 24x7 support, deployment planning services, end-user and technical training, and the latest software releases and unique technologies, all in one cost-effective program. Improve end-user productivity with online training and home-use licenses to help enhance skills and accelerate familiarity with Microsoft software. To help IT staff efficiently manage your Microsoft technology, Software Assurance provides new software releases as they become available, provides access to 24x7 phone and web support, technical classroom training, and deployment planning services.
Open Value Program Highlights
- Initial Purchase: Five Desktop to start contract with organization-wide option. Five licenses for non-organization option. One license for MBS products, MSDN, TechNet, and other products designated in the Product List.
- Software Assurance Included: Yes.
- Single Agreement: Yes, limited to affiliates with the same defined region. Contact your Zones account executive for more details.
- Re-Ordering: Yes, until three years after the agreement was entered into.
- Spread Payments: Yes, optional.
- Price Protection: Yes for Open Value Subscriptions. No for Open Value, but spread out payment will ensure subsequent year's order price.
- Downgrade Rights: Yes.
- Subscription of On-Premises Software: Optional
Uncover the answers to all of your questions and get more information about Microsoft licensing options, by contacting your Zones account executive or call 800.408.9663.