Very sympathetic of the American tech giant Microsoft; for years non-profit organizations have been paying much less for various cloud-based products, such as Office 365. This saves up to €10 per user per month compared to the regular rates. Unfortunately, the non-profit rates are going to increase significantly. How much? And can you possibly avoid it? Let’s dive in.
As of September, organizations are going to pay more. That’s true for new contracts with fixed terms entered into then, but also for organizations with flexible licensing agreements. These kinds of agreements are exactly that: flexible. The number of users can be adjusted every month, which is nice. The disadvantage is that the price increase in this agreement can be implemented immediately. Many non-profit organizations have such an agreement and therefore immediately pay the increased rates as of September.
On average, prices will increase by more than 10 percent. Below are the announced rate increases in %:
Equal prices remain for Microsoft 365 E5 and Microsoft 365 Business Standard subscriptions and so-called F subscriptions for firstline workers.
Well, quite a lot if you know your way around the Microsoft jungle. If you’re not a specialist, it’s easy to get lost in the various Microsoft products, licenses and tariffs. Your main concern is that everything in your organization continues to work well, so you sigh and accept the price increase.
But there is an alternative.
Blackbelt XP knows its way around the Microsoft jungle and is happy to help you find the best possible agreement with Microsoft. First of all we look at your needs and usage in order to set this up as attractive as possible, with an eye on costs and other conditions.
There are still a lot of loopholes, exceptions and special offers that you can use to your advantage as an organization. However, it is a matter of sounding the alarm. If you don’t ask for it, you don’t benefit from it. Specific advice about your Microsoft licenses can quickly save your organization a lot of money.
Seeing is believing and we can imagine that you would at least like to map out the possibilities if your organization is also faced with this price increase. That is why we would like to have an exploratory discussion with you, without any obligation. Then we can immediately give you an impression of the possibilities and the amount of savings.
Curious how Blackbelt XP can help nonprofit organizations?