Today Software Assurance (SA) with simplified benefits management, a major milestone we originally announced at WPC, is officially available through the Microsoft Product and Services Agreement (MPSA). The MPSA significantly improves volume licensing, making it easier for customers to buy online services and software in a single foundational agreement. Including SA with MPSA provides these customers with the breadth of exclusive technologies, planning and deployment services, training, upgrade rights and other advantages of the SA program.
Like nothing before, MPSA removes barriers to seeing, deploying, and using SA benefits. The calculation of benefits is significantly simplified through a consistent points-based system across SA components. A new portal provides a clear view, on one screen, of the benefits available, what has been consumed, and with which licenses the benefits are associated. Overall, customers will have a much more efficient experience due to a 70% reduction in process steps, including the elimination of the manual “benefit activation.”
These and other improvements are designed make it easier for customers and partners to get more out of Software Assurance through the MPSA. Please continue to give us input on how MPSA can best support customers in their purchase and deployment of Microsoft products and services.
For more information on Software Assurance, visit HERE.