Get software as you need it, in any quantity
Open License is a good choice if you are a corporate, academic, charitable, or other organization that wants to pay as you go. Because you pay for licenses as you need them, you get maximum flexibility to grow with your organization's increasing and changing business needs.
After your minimum initial purchase of five software licenses, you can acquire additional licensed products through Open License in any quantity at any time during the two-year agreement term. Online Services such as Office 365 do not have a minimum order requirement.
Open License also offers a volume discount with an additional price break for larger purchases. This additional price point is offered to commercial organizations that purchase 500 points or more in a single product pool (Microsoft software falls under one of the following product pools: applications, systems, and servers). Online Services purchases will count toward volume price levels.
Software Assurance can be purchased at the time of the license purchase, but the benefits terminate with the expiration of agreement Authorization Number. Software Assurance must always be paid for in two-year increments, regardless of when it was purchased. To maximize the benefit period of your Software Assurance, contact your Zones account executive before purchasing to discuss the best time to place your order.
Open License Program Highlights
- Initial Purchase: Five licenses. Some products, including Office 365, have minimum purchase of one. To qualify for additional price discount, the initial order must have 500-point minimum within a specific product pool (applications, systems, and servers); each license carries a point value.
- Software Assurance: Optional.
- Single Agreement: Yes, limited to affiliates with the same defined region. Contact your Zones account executive for more details.
- Re-Ordering: Yes, until two years after authorization number was created. Possible to place new order with a new authorization number with no time restriction.
- Downgrade Rights: Yes.
Discover if the Open License program has the flexibility and simplicity you need to effectively manage your licenses and ensure continued compliance. Contact your Zones account executive directly, or call 800.408.9663.