Enterprise Agreement Microsoft Office 365

The EDOS program is ideal for large enterprises and government organizations with more than 5,000 users. An EA allows customers to subscribe to Microsoft online services such as Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online. The services do not have to be licensed throughout the company, but can be reserved in addition for each user. The licensed customer is either the Standard Edition or the Enterprise Edition of each service. The duration of EDOS is three years and is linked to an EA. When signing the contract, the customer must define and communicate the number of desktop computers or qualified users and the desired Microsoft Enterprise or Enterprise Online Services products. This information is the first purchase. Each anniversary is due to a Collection Order (True Up Order) for additional desktop computers or qualified users, on the basis of which the total cost of the previous year is calculated. Under a traditional on-premise-Microsoft enterprise agreement, the customer is allowed to license enterprise products individually or as a standard platform. However, at least one enterprise product must be standardized company-wide. Alternatively, the customer can sign an enterprise online service agreement with Microsoft. This option does not require enterprise-wide standardization.

The customer must acquire at least 500 licenses of enterprise online services. In a three-year contract, the number of qualified offices and users can be adjusted to each anniversary of the contract. This allows for greater flexibility to meet changing requirements. The rights of use are limited and expire at the expiry of the contract. EAs are typically used by large enterprises that can manage at least more than 500 user licenses and need a fixed price for software and subscription licenses for 3 years. However, large companies continue to switch to CSP because it is more flexible and saves costs. The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program opens up a new world of flexibility in the purchase and management of software licenses. Instead of a 3-year commitment, as Required by Microsoft EA, Microsoft CSP is entirely month-to-month. This way, you can add or remove licenses as needed and pay only for what you actually use, saving you significantly in the short and long run.