The EDOS program is ideal for large enterprises and government organizations with more than 5,000 users. As part of an EA, customers can subscribe to Microsoft Online services such as Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Lync Online. The services do not need to be licensed company-wide, but can be reserved additionally for each user. The customer licenses the Standard or Enterprise edition of each service. The EDOS mandate is three years and is linked to an EE. Upon signing the agreement, Customer must define and communicate to Microsoft the number of desktop computers or qualified users and the desired Microsoft Enterprise or Enterprise Online Services products. This information represents the initial purchase. Each anniversary must be the subject of a true up order for additional workstations or skilled users, on the basis of which the total cost of the previous year is calculated. Under a traditional on-premises 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 across the enterprise. In a three-year contract, the number of desktops and qualified users can be adjusted on each contract anniversary. This allows for more flexibility to meet changing requirements.

The rights of use are limited and end at the expiry of the contract. The only other way around this unfortunate situation is to start earlier and take negotiations seriously as soon as possible. In the past, the intensity of negotiations peaked about one to three months before renewal, but now, in order to reach the most ideal agreement, negotiations would have to start in earnest about three to six months before renewal. Get a simplified and predictable approach to buying software with a single 3- or 5-year contract. You may need to be prepared to extend the expiration date to get flexibility from Microsoft. We`ve seen organizations leave two months after the expiration date and finally reach an agreement with Microsoft. Enterprise contracts are an important part of your business, and it`s important that you prepare to renew your EA as soon as possible so you don`t get blinked with an overpouted deal that doesn`t add value. The Cisco Enterprise Agreement simplifies license management by consolidating the many subscriptions and renewal dates typically required to manage enterprise-wide software licenses into a single contract with consistent terms. You can now enter into a Cisco Enterprise Agreement that meets your business needs and later extend it with the same agreement. Alternatively, the customer can sign a pure Enterprise Online Services agreement with Microsoft.

This option does not require enterprise-wide standardization. The customer must purchase at least 500 Enterprise Online Services licenses. “The Cisco Enterprise Agreement has allowed us to be very agile. This is the way we can make our centers safe for the future and be able to be flexible and flexible to make adjustments, as we need them and as our industry evolves. The particular complication that Azure represents and that we`ve often seen occurs when companies sign up for Azure services and find that there are a lot of hidden or unexpected costs that can add up quickly, making it difficult to predict the total cost to your business. Services that are only sold for a few cents per minute could easily cost thousands of dollars when scaling..