Enterprise-wide Open Value and Open Value Subscription are commitment-based agreements for commercial and government organizations that want to obtain an organization-wide license over a period of a year or two. Software Assurance is included. A Microsoft EA allows companies to acquire cloud services and software licenses under a three-year contract. Partners must work with Microsoft`s authorized distributors to sell licenses and subscriptions through open agreements. You must also be an AER to be able to sell licenses through Open License for Academic and Open Value Subscription for Education Solutions. A company with 750 employees has partnered with another large company and is looking for ways to reduce costs across the organization. As of July 1, 7, 2016, Microsoft will no longer accept new software assurance orders and renewals on existing Select Plus commercial agreements for the next anniversary of the customer`s contract in markets where MPSA is available*. Microsoft partners such as Ensono manage the customer relationship through support and management services. Customers pay a predictable monthly bill through their partner, based on their exact use of Microsoft cloud services such as Azure and M365 and D365. The relationship is governed by Microsoft`s strong service level agreement, which defines essential aspects of the service such as quality and availability between the service provider and the customer….