Cloud is core.
Cloud computing is increasingly becoming a major driving force in the world of information technology. More and more businesses are adopting a cloud first procurement strategy and see the many benefits and growth opportunities in the various cloud offerings on the market.
As a Tier 1 Microsoft CSP, we provide you your Microsoft public cloud subscriptions, such as Microsoft 365, Enterprise Mobility Suite, Azure and Dynamics CRM Online.
But it is more than just a licensing platform. Within CSP you get the same flexibility as you would get from Microsoft directly, but you will get a monthly invoice from your partner for subscription (software) and services. There is mandatory 24/7 support to you from your CSP partner. This means that CSP is more than ‘only’ a licensing solution.
What it takes to earn Microsoft CSP Tier 1 status
Is CSP or EA right for your business?
We are seeing EA’s used by large enterprises that can maintain over 1000 user licenses, and need a fixed price for software and subscription licensing for 3 years. However, Today’s business reality is that it’s impossible to predict where your business will be in 3 years. Large enterprises continue to switch to CSP for its greater flexibility and cost-savings.
Even Microsoft recommends businesses coming up on their EA renewal look at CSP licensing, in addition to new businesses getting started with Microsoft subscription licenses.
CSP is typically used by organizations with less than 500 users, but those greater than 500 can use it as well. Businesses that want the greatest flexibility to add or remove licenses as needed and not pay upfront for all of their services opt for CSP. This allows for predictable monthly usage bills, and shifts expenses from capital expenditures to operational expenditures.
Partnering with Plow Networks as your CSP
We have become the fastest-growing Microsoft CSP in Middle Tennessee by making the process of qualifying, quoting and migrating licenses SIMPLE.
When partnering with Plow Networks, you’ll receive all of the features and benefits of Microsoft’s award-winning Microsoft 365 platform, plus the NO cost additional services provided by Plow Networks’ Pathways platform which includes:
- Private Portal for license and Azure service management
- Automated license pruning
- Usage Analytics
- Expense Analytics
- Best-in-class 24x7x365 Client Support Center
Our clients are able to take advantage of our Client Services Center (CSC) which consists of our licensing optimization team, service desk, engineers, and client portal. We do this at NO additional cost beyond what our prospective client is paying for their Microsoft 365 licenses today. In most cases, we provide our services at a lesser cost due to the savings we uncover in our initial optimization exercise.
Licensing Portal Access
Microsoft 365 is available in a variety of plans to best meet the needs of your business. Each Microsoft 365 plan includes a number of individual services, such as Exchange Online and SharePoint Online.
Once you are given access, our self-serving licensing portal allows your to specify the number of licenses that you need, based on how many people you have in your organization, directly through the portal.
As your organizational needs change, you can add more licenses to accommodate new people, or reassign licenses to other users if someone leaves your organization.
You can review what comes with each product on our Licensing Cheat Sheet.
Manage Your Microsoft 365 Licenses
Get the most out of your Microsoft 365 investment.
As a Microsoft 365 administrator, managing your users’ Microsoft 365 licenses – assigning appropriate Microsoft 365 licenses for new employees, freeing up Microsoft 365 licenses when employees leave the organization, and reassigning the freed up licenses to other users – is an important part of your day-to-day activities. Microsoft 365 license management is critical to make sure the appropriate number of licenses are available in your organization and that you aren’t shelling out money to buy more licenses than you actually need.
Let’s make this easy. We are your first point of contact for technical and account support.
With round-the-clock phone support, we are here to answer any pricing our support questions, provide billing and subscription support, provisioning and deployment help and resolve performance, service availability, incomplete software integration, or other deployment problems.