Primary Technology Ltd

Microsoft Software Licensing

For a number of years now UK schools have qualified for reduced Microsoft Licensing. OVS-ES agreements (Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions) or Microsoft EES (Enrolment for Education Solutions), offer a simplified way to acquire Microsoft software and services under a single, subscription enrolment.

How this subscription-based licensing works is rather than a school buying a license out right, you buy the rights to use a product over the subscription period and during this time you are licensed for the latest versions of Microsoft software, whether you choose to use it or not.

Benefits of OVS-ES

Easy Compliance
Through the simplicity and predictability of counting FTE employees just once per year you can be confident you are fully covered for the desktop platform products you’ve selected regardless of yearly fluctuations in employees or devices.

Customized Solutions
Easily add additional products either organisation-wide, department-wide, or for individual licenses at any time during your subscription term so you can deliver the right mix of technology and services to your faculty, staff, and students.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Realise the maximum value from your licensing investment with included benefits such as access to current technology, Work at Home Rights for faculty and staff, product evaluation rights, Software Assurance for Microsoft Volume Licensing and Microsoft Live@edu.

Simplified Asset Management
Self-service tools such as the Volume Licensing Service Center enable you to easily track and manage your software assets and Software Assurance benefits from one convenient, online location.

Low Administration
Subscription licensing eliminates the need to track licenses for the selected desktop platform products on every PC which enables your IT staff to be more productive as they no longer have to track multiple licenses across the institution

Primary Technology are a Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller (AER), providing OVS-ES Agreements to primary, secondary, higher and further education institutions over one-year or three-year terms.

To contact us today, call us on 01274 649731 or get in touch here.