Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program
As the majority of organizations embrace Cloud computing, acquiring Microsoft online services is becoming the new normal. This is illustrated in a recent IDC study that predicts global spend on cloud services (including hardware and software) will ‘… surpass $1.0 trillion in 2024 …’ (IDC, 2020). Understanding the optimum way of licensing Microsoft in a cloud world is imperative to ensure cost and risk reduction.
The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP) is a modern-day licensing program delivered by Version 1. This program differs from traditional licensing programs that are transactional in nature. Instead, the CSP program is designed to allow Microsoft partners with deep technical and licensing expertise like Version 1, to integrate license fulfilment with end-to-end lifecycle managed services from solutions implementation, support, and billing.
Modern day licensing program built for the Cloud
Rapid access to the latest Services
Online services on demand and flexible subscription fees
Solutions partner that supports your complete Microsoft lifecycle journey
Choosing a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Partner
When choosing a Microsoft CSP partner it is important that your enterprise aligns itself with a suitably qualified Microsoft partner that can add value to the cloud services you purchase.
An effective Microsoft CSP partner should be able to demonstrate the following areas of expertise:
• Software Asset Management Services – for governance, compliance and lifecycle management.
• Licensing Specialisation – to align the correct licenses & technology to the needs of your business.
• Operational Processes – to deliver efficient, seamless deployment and provisioning of software assets.
With a combination of a strong SAM Practice, Microsoft licensing subject-matter expertise and a dedicated operations team, Version 1 look beyond the CSP channel as simply a means of transacting licenses.
Our Microsoft experts can provide you with the best and recommended advice for the correct positioning of licenses, underpinned by clearly defined and documented processes, to deliver a compliant, cost-optimised and feature-maximised return on your software investment.
Why Choose our CSP program
Tailored Service Plans
Reduced Forecasting Complexity
Flexible Online Billing
Flexible Service Admin
While no two organisations are alike, our expert consultants typically save our customers between 10% and 30% on Cloud subscription costs.
Getting started – CSP Readiness Assessment
At the beginning of a Microsoft Cloud transformation journeyWe can help you define both technical and licensing requirements relative to the needs of your enterprise
Migrating existing Microsoft Cloud subscriptionsWe can advise on their suitability and benefits of moving into the CSP Program from existing Microsoft licensing programs.
Expanding investment in Microsoft CloudOur deep technical and licensing expertise allows us to help you integrate license fulfilment with end to end lifecycle managed services from solutions implementation, support and billing.
Our Microsoft Competencies
- Gold Application Development
- Gold Application Integration
- Gold Cloud Platform
- Gold Cloud Productivity
- Gold Collaboration and Content
- Gold Data & Analytics
- Gold Datacentre
- Gold Data Platform
- Gold Enterprise Mobility Management
- Gold Messaging
- Silver Communications
- Silver Windows and Devices
- Silver DevOps
Fireside Chat – Getting to Know Microsoft CSP
Why Version 1?
We will always put the customer first. Our independent and experienced Oracle and Microsoft licensing consultants (covering all aspects of enterprise licensing) provide expertise to customers globally, ensuring customers get the best value from their assets. The scale of Version 1 means we also have technical consulting experts to provide a one-stop shop for moving to the Cloud.
Reduce Cost & Risk
- Tools Agnostic
Market Leading Expertise
- Breadth & Scale
- Technical Background
- Ongoing Staff Education
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