Microsoft Service Provider License Agreement

Licensing with monthly accounting

COMPAREX has also been listed as one of the first Microsoft SPLA resellers in Germany since August 2007, in addition to its status as Licensing Solution Partner and the associated right to conclude and supervise Select and EA volume licensing agreements.

What is SPLA?

With the SPLA, service providers and ISVs can license Microsoft products on a monthly basis, during a three-year agreement term, to host software services and applications to their customers. SPLA supports a variety of hosting scenarios to help you get highly-customized and robust solutions to a wide set of customers.


Pay only for licenses based on what you make available to provide services each month. There are no start-up costs, monthly sales requirements, or long-term commitments.

Give your customers the most current and capable Microsoft platform. Download your products at no charge through the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) instead of ordering physical media.

Test and evaluate products internally before offering them to your customers as a service.

Consistent with other Microsoft Volume Licensing programs, SPLA now includes rights to prior product versions. This supports a seamless transition for you to move to SPLA and a hosted business model.

Install Microsoft products on servers under the day-to-day management and control of an outsourcing company. That company can then perform data center administration, testing, and maintenance support services on your behalf.

Install Microsoft products on devices you own or lease and that are located on your customer’s premises.

Expand your business with specific price offerings available to your academic customers through the SPLA.

You can give up to 50 users product demos on Microsoft software and provide your customers with a free 60-day trial period.

Expanded terms to allow software services resellers that are also users.

Simplified licensing with the Microsoft Business and Services Agreement (MBSA). Once an MBSA is in place, you only need to sign a shorter and more simplified SPLA every three years. It also makes it easier to purchase Premier and Professional support.


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