Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program is ever changing and adapting to meet the current business needs of organizations of all sizes. Microsoft recently announced not only price increased on some of their 365 products but also the latest evolution of the CSP program, the New Commerce Experience (NCE).
NCE comes at a time when Microsoft are implementing price increases from March 2022 on some products. NCE will also change how you purchase Microsoft online services such as Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Windows 365. It aims to reduce complexity and provide cost savings for longer term commitments, whilst also introducing additional features to CSP that will benefit you and your business.
One of the biggest changes that NCE brings is the introduction of monthly subscriptions to run alongside the existing annual subscriptions. We’ve rounded up the major subscription terms below.
NCE will provide customers with the opportunity to consume Online Services on a true monthly basis without the need for an annual commitment. This will provide additional flexibility for customers who need to make regular changes* on a month-by-month basis to their seat count and plans.
The monthly subscription via NCE comes at an uplift of 20% across all online services plans.
The 12-month subscription via NCE will provide customers with the opportunity to consume online services on an annual commitment basis. Unlike the legacy CSP model customers who consume on a 12-month subscription, you will have the option to be billed monthly.
Pricing will be locked in for the duration of the term which provides customers with additional cost savings and security against any price increases due in that time. You can increase seats during the 12-month subscription term but are not able to reduce seat count.
As a Microsoft partner we can help your business with the best license types and duration suited for your business and better still if you move your 365 services to Nimbus we can lock pricing in before March 2022 at the old price for a 12 month period!
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