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Customer & Partner resources for the updated promotions from Microsoft

In October I posted about updates to some of the promotions at Microsoft:

We now have some additional Partner and Customer resources for you to use with these promotions as well as the Open Value + MS Financing Smart Pay option to help you get the word out about these exciting offers.

Windows Server Partner Subsidy Promotion:

Reduced the number of Windows Server licenses purchases required to qualify from 3 licenses with software assurance to 1 license with software assurance for all purchases after effective October 1, 2007

Small Business Server Partner Subsidy Promotion:

UPDATED to include License only purchases also PLUS an exciting offer from Palm TREO!

Open Value with Smart Pay Promotion:

Take advantage of Microsoft financing with the Open Value Up-front payment SKU and all parties win!

  • Purchase Dates:  July 2, 2007 to June 27, 2008
  • Purchase Requirements:  All Microsoft products and licenses are eligible for the promotion. In addition, partner services and other products required to implement a Microsoft technology solution are eligible, including Microsoft Software Assurance and Microsoft Business Solutions Service/ Enhancement Plans. You are required to have at least one Microsoft component in the total financed solution to be eligible.
  • Customer Benefits:
    • Customers choose one of five monthly payment options for 12 months from the date of transaction
    • Leverage IT budgets – No large upfront costs.  Expands current available IT budget
    • Conserve Capital and Credit Lines
    • Improve Cash Flow, ROI, & TCO
    • Deferred Payment Promotions – Purchase now, rather than waiting for next year’s budget
  • Partner Benefits:
    • Microsoft Financing pays the Partner the full amount of the deal up-front, which can triple their initial revenue and profits
    • Decrease Risk – Maintain customer relationship for full license period.  Microsoft Financial assumes payment risks
    • Remove Customer’s Budget Constraints
    • Your customers receive predictable monthly payment terms, which eliminate their budget concerns and allow them to get the comprehensive solutions that they need. 
  • Offer Resources:

Thank you and have a wonderful day,

Eric Ligman
Microsoft US Senior Manager
Small Business Community Engagement
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