Volume licensing programs are tailored to the size and purchasing preference of your company. These programs include Open, Select and Enterprise. Each provides a more flexible solution compared to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or Fully Packaged Product (FPP) licensing. The Open licence program is designed for companies that have as few as five desktop PCs. The Select and Enterprise licence programs are designed for corporate, government, and academic organisations that have 250 or more desktop PCs.
Once a suitable licence agreement(s) has been identified and we have received your purchase order, Discount-Licensing will then re-confirm the availability of the licences with the owner (if the licences have not already been purchased by Discount-Licensing). We will send you the appropriate documentation, which contains the licence agreement details, media and Volume Licence Keys.
Discount-Licensing transfers the ownership of the licences to your company by supplying the relevant licence details contained within the invoice (delivery of product). In accordance with the European Software Directive 2009, it is legal to transfer the ownership as well as the LA/PUR’s from either an insolvent or solvent company to another solvent business as long as the sales transaction adheres to the local governing laws.
In July 2012, a landmark decision was reached by the European Court of Justice in a case involving Oracle. It is important to note that Oracle’s stance on transfers was very prohibitive from the start and in contrast to the transfer provision provided by Microsoft within its LA’s; however the case served to reaffirm the legalities of the secondary software licensing markets, the Exhaustion Principle and the European Software Directive 2009.
No. The current terms do have added restrictions regarding the transfer of the software licence assets; however, the European Court of Justice ruling of July 2012 prevents the software vendors from controlling subsequent sales / transfers of software licence assests (tangible or intangible) - restrictive or prohibitive transfer clauses inserted into an LA are not legally enforceable.
You may need more than a reseller’s invoice, purchase certificate or Notary’s attestation, which only shows that a legally empowered witness has certified a previous purchase. Such documents do not prove legal ownership running all the way back to the original customer. Discount-Licensing will provide proof of ownership documentation for every transaction, in accordance with the EU Software Directive 2009.
Yes. Companies may legally purchase pre-owned licensing either for new software installations or when a company realises that it is not licence compliant (before or after a Software Asset Management ‘SAM’ audit). A company has the legal right to purchase either ‘pre-owned’ and/or ‘new’ licensing in order to correct its non-licence compliant position ongoing.
Discount-Licensing sources surplus or disused Microsoft ‘volume’ licence agreements from EU / EEA insolvencies and solvent organisations - this includes 'Open', 'Select' and 'Enterprise' licensing - we do not currently supply 'FPP' or 'OEM' product. We work closely with the owners of the licence agreement(s) as well as the software manufacturer. These close relationships enable Discount-Licensing to investigate the make-up of the licence agreements and confirm whether they are legally transferable.
Yes. Your business can legally use the pre-owned licence agreements for use in your required country / region.
Yes. As long as Microsoft’s cross-language terms and conditions are adhered to, your business may use the software in its local language. When submitting your enquiry, please confirm the language you require and Discount-Licensing will clarify your language rights.
Yes and No. Some of the agreements displayed on this website are Open Licence Agreements that cannot be broken apart in the same way that Select or Enterprise Licence Agreements can be. This is indicated within the bundle categories as 'Fixed' or 'Custom' made bundles. Please submit an enquiry so that we can check our database and send you a quote / information on availability within 24 hours.
Yes. You may own an Open, Select and Enterprise licence agreement without affecting your user rights.
Microsoft has extended its support dates for most products. You can view the extended support dates within the following link: Microsoft Product Support Dates.
Yes. Whilst Discount-Licensing concentrates on supplying Microsoft volume licensing, we now supply pre-owned licensing from other software manufacturers such as SAP. As we do not currently display non-Microsoft products on our website, simply submit your enquiry and we will confirm availability.
Yes. Discount-Licensing started secondary licence transfers to Public sector bodies back in 2010. Click here for more information.
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