How to Purchase Microsoft Licenses
|Line of business
|Small organizations up to 250 users (commercial, government, academic)
|Open Value (OV)
|Three-year agreement. There exist two types: the transactional agreement, and the commitment (standardized) agreement. Payment is made in full upon initial order or in annual installments, and licenses are permanent. There are 2 price levels and discounts for standardization. Suitable for commercial and government organizations.
|Open Value Subscription - Education Solutions (OV-ES)
|Subscription for small and mid-sized educational institutions. Standardization based on the number of employees or students.
|Open Value Subscription (OVS)
|Three-year agreement with commitments (with standardizations). Payment is made annually, and licenses are temporary (subscription). There are 2 price levels. Suitable for commercial and government organizations.
|Other ways to purchase licenses
|Cloud Service Provider (CSP)
|A solution for partners who desire to sell their own solutions along with Microsoft's online services.
|Software is supplied only with hardware.
|Software is supplied in boxes.
|Software is delivered in the form of electronic keys.