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Automated Process = Fewer Errors
Standards = Cost Reduction
Order Visibility = Confidence
Linking Systems = Efficiency
The end of 2015 is fast approaching. The weather is cooling, and it’s time for our friends in Redmond, WA to make changes to SPLA pricing and the way they manage partners.
To help our SPLA partners prepare for 2016, we have compiled a list of top 3 actions for December.
A couple of ways to accomplish reporting accuracy include:
The Microsoft tool does not send your results to Microsoft but instead directly to you for review. Once you receive the results, we are happy to help in deciphering the data and its impact on you .
Microsoft is encouraging new SPLA partners to beta test the new metering tool. If you are interested, let us know, and we will get you setup with the new tool.
Microsoft has again announced price increases for SPLA, although, not for core SPLA products. Changes in 2016 focus specifically on Dynamics products from Microsoft.
Below we summarize the highlights from the Microsoft announcements.
Here are a few ways to stop you from being flagged by Microsoft. Some may be inherently obvious, but they are on this list for good reason. We often see our clients fall short on many of these:
If you have customers bringing licenses into your hosted environment you need to host it in a physical & dedicated environment. (nothing shared among other customers).
In response to new market conditions, in July 2014, Microsoft increased some prices on Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics NAV US and Canadian price lists.
They determined that a tactical price increase is warranted for Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV and, in doing so, adds value to the partner ecosystem.
This price increase will not impact the Protected List Price of users, packs, and modules licensed by existing customers prior to 1 July 2014, as per the Customer Services and Support Plan Policy.
Please feel free to contact your Softchoice Microsoft Partner or SPLA@softchoice.com if you have any questions.