Select Plus Overview and Benefits
When it comes to licensing software and getting the most value from software investments, customers have asked for a Microsoft® Volume Licensing solution that offers more flexibility, better asset management, and a way to balance growing technology needs with predictable costs.
Driven by customer research, Microsoft Select Plus is for large organizations with multiple affiliates that want to acquire their software licenses and services at any affiliate level, while realizing advantages as one organization.
Customers receive a volume price level for each pool of products selected – applications, systems or servers – based on a 3 year software forecast, where use is measured against the forecast. Microsoft Select Plus makes it easier for customers to adapt their technology strategy to evolving business needs, and can help accelerate software deployment through the availability of tools, resources and maintenance benefits.
Helping your organization get the most value from your software investment, Select Plus benefits include:
Accessible, flexible purchasing
Select Plus uses a single, organization-wide agreement that supports both centralized and decentralized purchasing of licensed products on an as-needed basis. The agreement never expires and allows for consistent, predictable pricing that simplifies budgeting for short- and long-term projects.
With Select Plus, you’ll have far fewer agreements to track and manage. Because all affiliate purchases are tied to their own unique customer IDs, you’ll have a clear view of your entire license and software asset portfolio—either in a comprehensive report containing all affiliates or an individual report with the ability to drill down into a specific affiliate. New self-service tools also make it easier for you to register and access all the information you need about your agreement. In addition, there is no need to renegotiate and renew agreements every three years with Select Plus.
Simple, automated, volume-based discounts are based on software license and services purchases across your entire organization, including purchasing affiliate locations. To help ensure you receive the appropriate price level for greater volume purchasing, the price-level adjustment is based on actual purchase volume throughout the organization. You no longer need to wait for an anniversary date to achieve a better discount, as the order that puts your organization to the next price level instantly receives the correct discount set by your reseller; Inova Solutions.
Better returns with Software Assurance
Select Plus helps you maximize your return on investment (ROI) by giving you the full prorated value of your coverage when you acquire Microsoft Software Assurance, regardless of the timing of your purchase. Software Assurance is a comprehensive maintenance offering that helps you deploy, manage, and migrate software. It combines the latest software with 24 hour a day phone support, partner services, and the latest IT tools to help your organization increase business productivity, accelerate performance, and realize a greater return on your software investment.