On August 19th 2021, Microsoft announced big changes to their commercial pricing for Microsoft 365. It is the “first substantive pricing update” Office 365 was launched a decade ago, and is being introduced to reflect the development and subsequent “increased value” the product now delivers to customers.
From March 2022 the way commercial organisations pay for Microsoft 365 is changing. Your customers will have to decide whether to pay a variable price or pay a fixed price upfront in full. The new billing system will also affect suppliers as the liability of customers not being able to pay their license fee now falls on their supplier.
This means your Microsoft 365 customers who don’t pay upfront in full for their licences will be subject to price rises which could be up to 30% over the term of their agreement. Not only this, if a customer of yours goes out of business, you could be liable for their costs.
Offer Locked Monthly 365 Prices with Bluestone 365
Bluestone 365 leverages our bespoke software finance enabling you to continue offering your clients a fixed monthly cost for their 365 licenses for up to 3 years.
Remove yourself from risk
Bluestone 365 allows you to remove yourself from the added risk these changes bring, as the bespoke software finance agreement shifts the risk onto the lender.
Receive full payment upfront
As customers will be entering into a bespoke software finance agreement you will be paid the full amount within 72 hours of the paperwork being signed, rather than receiving your fee on a monthly basis.
Incorporate 365 into wider projects
Bluestone 365 is not just for financing Microsoft software. We can roll any project into one manageable monthly cost including IT hardware, green technology and even new office furniture.
Benefits of Bluestone 365 for your customers
- Retain a low monthly cost
- Easily scale your number of users
- Spread cost across agreement length
- Spread risk
- Combine with a hardware project into a single monthly cost
- Potentially save some tax.
Thousands of businesses will find themselves out of pocket with the upcoming changes to Microsoft 365 licensing agreements. Take the scorecard and we’ll send you a personalised report with feedback on the steps you can take to ensure you don’t lose out. It only takes 1 minute and it’s free.
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