With Microsoft`s Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) program, you pay a monthly fee only for the licenses and software you need, which becomes much more convenient and less expensive for large enterprises. To help you decide if you should switch to CSP, we`ve put together this handy EA vs CSP comparison chart that highlights the main differences between these two agreements. A Microsoft Enterprise (Microsoft EA) agreement was once the primary licensing vehicle for large organizations with more than 500 seats. However, the complex three-year deal, once so popular, is becoming obsolete. As cloud-based services like Azure and Office 365 become the norm, even large enterprises are changing the way they purchase products and services and are looking for a more flexible volume licensing option from Microsoft with the CSP program. A company with 750 employees has partnered with another large company and is looking for ways to reduce costs across the organization. When they are currently bound by an EA, they are essentially blocked when they take stock of what is being used and find that a large portion of their employees are not fully using what they are paying for. In this case, an EA can be considered a roadblock that could have been easily avoided with a CSP. A customer who meets the minimum commitment threshold (for more details, contact your customer manager) is allowed to sign the CPEA.
This agreement entitles you to an annual consumption of eligible cloud services. The EAPC and subscription models represent two business models. Each of the models requires a particular contract and therefore it is not possible to combine these models under an agreement. Also from a technical point of view, it is necessary to separate the subscription and consumption-based services into separate global accounts. Technical integration is possible, but it is subject to technical constraints and constraints. This document is a living document with questions regarding the new consumption-based business model for SAP Cloud Platform. The new model consists of the Cloud Platform Enterprise Agreement (EAPC) and so-called cloud credits that customers can acquire. . . .