One simple agreement for software and services

Microsoft is beginning the transformation for Microsoft Volume Licensing programs. The first step is the announcement that the current ‘Select Plus’ Agreement is being retired and replaced with the Microsoft Product & Services Agreement (MPSA).

MPSA

Microsoft has simplified how your organisation acquires and manages its Microsoft solutions with a single agreement for all your Online Services, software, and Microsoft Software Assurance purchases.

The Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) offers more flexible purchasing options, so you have greater control in how you purchase.

In addition, the MPSA is supported by new streamlined, self-service tools, making it easier for you to manage your assets.

Developed based on customer research, the MPSA aligns with Microsoft’s guiding principles of flexibility, manageability, and value.

Suited for commercial organisations with 250 or more users, the MPSA is the best option for transactional purchases of Microsoft products and Online Services.

The features

The MPSA consolidates all applicable terms and conditions that are in the current Microsoft Business and Services Agreement (MBSA), Microsoft Select Plus Agreement, and the Microsoft Online Services Agreement.

MPSA features include the following:

A single agreement with integrated purchasing for Online Services, software, and Software Assurance, offering a single way to acquire your asset portfolio.

Purchasing Accounts that empower you to define and redefine your organisation’s purchasing structure and that represent the entire organisation and all entity types for easier asset management.

Best overall pricing through consolidating points across Online Services and software.

The benefits

Enhanced self-service, online tools give you better management capabilities by making it easier for you to access all the information you need about your assets through a single online portal. This portal does the following:

  • Provides a clear view of your portfolio of Microsoft assets, and search and product catalogues make it easy to find information quickly.
  • Gives you easy access to various reports—all from a unified data source.
  • Enables you to self-provision Online Services quickly for your organisation through an intuitive, easy-to-use interface.
  • Makes Software Assurance benefits easy to use, manage, and understand.