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Microsoft debuts Select Plus flexible enterprise licensing

Microsoft has introduced the Select Plus software licensing package for larger firms that want a more flexible organisation-wide agreement.

Microsoft said its Select Plus Volume Licensing programme offers larger companies flexibility in purchasing, streamlined license management, and reduced time and potential costs of renegotiating licensing agreements.

The flexible licensing programme gives customers price advantages for volume purchasing across the entire company at corporate and affiliate locations, it said.

It can also track the contract and ordering processes under a single customer ID, making it easier to manage software licenses.

"Select Plus is a tailored response to customer feedback for greater flexibility and enhanced manageability in purchasing," said Joe Matz, corporate vice-president for worldwide licensing and pricing at Microsoft.

Select Plus is an add-on to customers' existing Enterprise Agreements and an alternative to the traditional Select License to consolidate transactional purchasing across multiple agreements.

Customers can purchase and manage additional licensed products and services on a per-project basis. They can also qualify for the next discounted price level through increased purchase volume.

Because Select Plus agreements never expire for transactional purchases, customers can experience more flexibility while eliminating the need to renegotiate and renew their contracts, Microsoft said.

Select Plus will be available this autumn, said Microsoft.





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