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What is the difference between MS Gear Up and LicenseWise?

Recently there was an announcement in the Microsoft Partner Newsletter about the launch of the new LicenseWise License configurator tool by the Microsoft Worldwide Licensing Team. Since that announcement, I have seen several questions from U.S. Partners on how this tool compares to the MS Gear Up license configurator that we have available here in the U.S.  To help answer these questions, I am posting a comparison of the two tools that I received in addition to feedback from the US Licensing Team and Gear Up Team:


 


“Gear Up is the hero offering for our partners in the U.S.  LicenseWise is a great solution for partners in subs that do not have tools such as Gear Up to support them.  As LicenseWise becomes more robust and it begins to close the gap with Gear Up’s feature set, we will evaluate our course at that time.  Below is a feature comparison chart for Gear Up and LicenseWise that both teams collaborated on…”


 
























































































































































Feature


GearUp


LicenseWise


Online Services


    P


P


License quantity Help


P


P


Edition Advisor Wizard


    P


P


Download report in Word


 


P


Seach by Sku


 


P


Search by product name


 


P


Program configuration


P


P


Product configuration


P


P


Program Comparision


P


P


SA beneifts analysis


P


P


Prerequisit products


P


P


Up sell


P


P


Download report in Excel


P


P


Financing Options


P


P


Cross Sell


P


 


Saved quote workspace


P


 


Retail Product Recommendations


P


 


OEM information


P


 


Promo Information


P


 


Compare SA vs Non SA


P


 


Compare more than one program


P


 


SA benefits comparison by program


P


P


Customer Proposal Generator


P


Print in customer ready format


P


P


Quick Quote feature


P


P


MS Financing integration


P


P


VL savings vs. FPP


P


Intelligent Alerts


P


Media Skus


P


P


Input % discount off ERP


P


P


Convert quote cross programs


P


Integration with MPLA


 


P


Links to the PUR


 


P


PUR sections in report


 


P


Links to product pages


 


P


Links to trials


 


P


 


Thank you and have a wonderful day,


Eric Ligman


Microsoft US Senior Manager


Small Business Community Engagement


This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights


 


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