How Volume Licensing works
Software volume licensing allows the software to be run on multiple computers within a single company, in an easy and accessible way.
When you purchase licenses, through the Microsoft Volume Licensing programs, you only pay for the software license. The software package, on the other hand, includes multimedia (the CD-ROM or DVD), a user’s guide and other elements. Eliminating these physical costs and buying in volume usually reduces the cost, offers more personalized purchase options and improved software administration.
In the case of Volume Licensing programs, you can also purchase Software Assurance. This comprehensive maintenance offer can help you get the most out of your software investment. It combines the latest software with telephone support, partner services, training and IT tools. You can select Software Assurance at any time of purchase and start using your benefits immediately for the period of the licensing agreement.
Depending on the Volume Licensing program you select, you can receive multimedia, you have the option to purchase additional media, documentation and product support separately as necessary.
Keys to understanding Microsoft Volume Licensing
To select the optimal approach for your company, you must first understand the main characteristics of the policies and programs of Volume Licensing. Areas that should be considered:
- The size and type of company
- The products you want to patent
- The way you want to use those products
Microsoft adapts some of its programs to meet the needs of specific industries, depending on the main function of the company. For example, public sector companies such as schools and universities.
For smaller organizations, the Open Programs provide a simple, cost-effective way to acquire the latest Microsoft technology.