Microsoft Open License Agreement


Small to medium sized businesses can simplify their Microsoft licensing process with the Microsoft Open Agreement.

Offering low initial costs - start using Microsoft programs immediately - and the flexibility to increase or decrease license usage on an annual basis, Microsoft Open Agreements are ideal for public sector, educational and small to medium businesses with at least five PCs. With a customisable platform and price advantages for volume purchasing, Open programs provide a simple, cost effective way to acquire the latest Microsoft technology.

Open Value

Open Value can help you to simplify license management, manage software costs, and get better control over your investment. By including Software Assurance, this also provides access to valuable benefits such as training; deployment planning, software upgrades, and product support help you boost the productivity of your entire organisation.

Open Value Subscription

With the lowest up-front costs of the Open Program options, flexibility to reduce the total licensing costs in years when the desktop PC count declines, an Open Value Subscription is a great option for a smaller organisation. It also gives your organisation the rights to run the software throughout the organisation, but only during the term of the agreement with Microsoft.

Open License

Open License offer a pay as you go payment plan, suitable for corporate, academic, charitable, or government organisations. Additional licensed products can be purchase through Open License in any quantity at any time during the two-year agreement term; however a minimum of five software licenses must be purchased at the start of an Open License agreement.

  Open Value Guide   Open License Guide

Some of the benefits OVS licensing modes for users:

  • Assist planning of the annual cost for software
  • Easily manage software licenses guarantee that the licenses are still valid
  • The right to order other products using the Microsoft Open License
  • The price included some telephone support
  • Using the latest version of the product involved in the Microsoft platform without the need for additional procurement and payments
  • Software Assurance Benefits

Want to know more about Open & OVS? Call us on 01372 418 500 or email us at tellmemore@bytes.co.uk

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