Online and desktop solutions side by side
Reduce dependency on Microsoft’s pricing policiesRelicensed software as a hybrid combination can stop your dependency on regular Microsoft price increases, as there is no need to keep all licenses under software assurance.
Reduce licensing costsReduce licensing costs for Microsoft’s Office software by up to 50%
Retain access to Microsoft’s cloud servicesRetain access to Microsoft’s cloud services including Yammer, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, OneDrive and Teams.
Hybrid licensing model in numbers
The following graph illustrates the difference in costs between a full Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E3 (office applications plus online services) subscription and two different hybrid examples for an organisation with 1,000 users over a three-year period.
Licensing all employees’ devices with relicensed Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2016 licenses and subscribing to Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E1 (online services only) for all users results in a 51% cost reduction when compared to subscribing to Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E3 for all users.
If the organisation opts for a licensing mix, where 20% of the users use a Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E3 subscription and the devices for the remaining 800 users are furnished with relicensed Office Professional Plus 2016 license and a Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise E1 subscription, a 41% cost reduction can be achieved.
The legal foundation
The transfer of software licenses, given specific conditions are met, is legal in the EU EFTA trade zone. Same conditions still apply to the UK market after Brexit. The legal basis for this is referred to as the ‘principle of exhaustion’. This principle means that the copyright holder’s exclusive right to distribute a copy of a copyrighted product is exhausted on its first legal sale.
The distribution of licenses subject to certain legal conditions
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