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The Microsoft Service Provider License Agreement ( SPLA )

Benefits using SPLA licensing

The SPLA licensing program is designed based on direct feedback from clients:
  • Competitive Pricing: With SPLA, service providers have access to the most current versions of the products available in the Program for one simple monthly price which includes Software Assurance. The monthly bill is based upon number of users for that month and is especially suitable for companies that may have fluctuating staff levels.

  • Pricing Stability: SPLA price changes (if any) will only occur on an annual basis in January and will be proportional to price changes in the Microsoft Open Licensing Program during the preceding year.

  • Use Rights Protection: The Service Provider Use Rights (SPUR) document details all product use rights for this program. Product use rights are specific to each version and will not change for the duration of the program. The user is assured a legally licensed Microsoft environment.

  • Cash Flow Management: With SPLA, service providers have near zero start-up costs, since they only pay for licenses based on what is used each month. Also, SPLA can be classified as an operational running expense rather than a capital cost.

  • Academic SKUs Available: Academic pricing on selected server products is available when service providers deploy services to Qualified Education Customers.

  • Standardized reporting: MOET (Microsoft Order Entry Tool) is the standard Web-based order-entry tool for this program. This easy reporting tool helps service providers report their monthly license usage to Microsoft Operations Centers.

To check your own savings, using FWCS' Pay-as-you-Use SPLA Licensing Arrangemets, click here.

FWCS SPLA Pricing

Examples below are calculated for 50 Users.

NB 1 Where applicable, Server Costs are built in to the calculations.

NB 2 The SPLA montly rate is payable for your reported number of users each month. If your staffing levels vary, therefore, you will not be paying for unused licenses.

NB 3 With the 'Normal' Microsoft pricing, the SA ( Software Assurance ) option must be taken every two years and this must be taken up within the first 30 days of purchasing the License, after which time it is no longer available to the buyer.

SPLA Pay-as-you-Use pricing includes the assurance that you will receive all the lastest upgrades as they become available, without any additional payments at all over and above your monthly rate.

 Exchange Server - STD
Normal
SPLA
£ 142 per month
% Saving
1 server including SA for 2 yrs
£889
No Charge
 
50 users including SA for 2 yrs
£4,241
£3,401
 
Total  
£5,131
£3,401
33.72 %
.      
 Exchange Server - Enterprise
Normal
SPLA
£ 142 per month
% Saving
2 servers including SA for 2 yrs
£10,181
No Charge
 
50 users including SA for 2 yrs
£4,241
£3,401
 
Total  
£14,423
£3,401
76.42 %
.
     
 MS Terminal Services
Normal
SPLA
£ 144 per month
 
TS CALS incl SA for 2 yrs, 50 users
£5,069
£3,448
31.98%
.      
 MS Office 2007 Standard
Normal
SPLA
£ 480 per month
% Saving
50 users including SA for 2 yrs
£24,252
£11,513
52.53%
.      
 MS Office 2007 Professional
Normal
SPLA
£ 567 per month
% Saving
50 users including SA for 2 yrs
£39,103
£13,603
65.21%
.      
 2003 Server - STD
Normal
SPLA
£ 52 per month
% Saving
1 server including SA for 2 yrs
£914
No Charge
 
50 users including SA for 2 yrs
£1,833
£1,248
 
Total  
£2,747
£1,248
54.58 %
.      
 2003 Server - Enterprise
Normal
SPLA
£ 315 per month
% Saving
2 servers including SA for 2 yrs
£1,829
No Charge
 
50 users including SA for 2 yrs
£1,833
£3,775
 
Total  
£3,662
£3,775
-3.09 %
.
     
 SQL Server - STD
Normal
SPLA
£ 261 per month
% Saving
1 server including SA for 2 yrs
£1,127
No Charge
 
50 users including SA for 2 yrs
£10,725
£6,271
 
Total  
£11,852
£6,271
47.09 %
.      
 SQL Server - Enterprise
Normal
SPLA
£ 1198 per month
% Saving
2 servers including SA for 2 yrs
£21,608
No Charge
 
50 users including SA for 2 yrs
£10,725
£14,383
 
Total  
£32,333
£14,383
55.52 %
.
     
 Small Business Server - STD
Normal

£ 167 per month
% Saving
1 server including SA for 2 yrs
(includes 5 CALs)
£586
No Charge
 
45 users including SA for 2 yrs
£5,273
£4,009
 
Total  
£5,859
£4,009
31.58 %
.      
 Small Business Server - Premium
Normal
SPLA
£ 372 per month
% Saving

1 server including SA for 2 yrs
(includes 5 CALs)

£1,436
No Charge
 
45 users including SA for 2 yrs
£5,273
£6,709
 
Total  
£14,423
£6,709
33.50 %
.      
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Should you wish to check what savings you can obtain for your enterprise, please use the provided FWCS SPLA Savings Calculator

For further information on the SPLA benefits and reduced costs, call us NOW on 0870 443 4001

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