Microsoft NCE Licensing
Microsoft has updated their Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program to continue to adapt to the changing needs of their customers and partners. Microsoft maintains their goal to reduce complexities and costs while maintaining flexibility for growing organisations within the CSP program. Part of this goal is achieved in the New Commerce Experience (NCE) for commercial seat-based offers on Microsoft 365 (Office 365), Dynamics 365, Windows 365, and Power Platform.
Option 1: Yearly Subscription
Determine the number of set users you will need throughout the entire year. Once the annual subscription is finalised, customers will be able to purchase additional licenses at a later date, but will be unable to decrease licenses until the annual contract is up for renewal.
Option 2: Month by Month Subscription
Start a new subscription or keep the same monthly subscription model you currently have, which includes the option to increase or decrease users at any time. This option comes at a premium license cost of 20% higher than standard licenses.
Option 3: Hybrid Subscription
This option allows you to purchase licenses at both the annual and flexible subscription. Lock in a lower rate for those users you know you’ll need for the entire year and have the flexibility to add or remove users who won’t need access to your systems long-term. This is an ideal choice for any customers who have an increase or decrease in users for a short period of time.