If you have decided that a Microsoft product is the right solution for you, the next thing to do is to select the partner you want to work with in order to purchase the software and associated services. Acora offers a number of purchase options to suit your requirements.
As a gold partner we are able to offer two methods of procuring licensing from Microsoft. Depending on your situation you can opt for either a traditional capex purchase or a software subscription model.
Features of outright purchase (capex) – Microsoft “perpetual” licensing model
concurrent user licensing – enables you to buy just enough licenses to cover peak demand
full user and light user options
deploy either on cloud, data centre or on premise
price protection – by buying your license you lock in your license value and are not subject to price increases on licenses already purchase
Microsoft enhancement fee – in return for an annual fee, Microsoft will provide you with the latest version of the software
Features of software subscription (Opex)
flexible named user pricing
pay as you go – whilst you have to have named users you can increase or decrease the number of licenses you pay for
full and light user options
deploy on Azure
no Microsoft enhancement fee – the annual fee is included in each named user license
Acora works with Syscap and Microsoft Finance to be able to provide financing to help you spread the cost of your new solution and to enable you to defer the cost in line with deployment so that you are seeing the benefit of the system as you pay for it.
software purchase, services and support can all be included in the finance arrangement