Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)

The Services Provider License Agreement allows an organization to license Microsoft products and use them to provide software services to its customers.

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What is SPLA?


    What is the difference between SPLA and other Microsoft Volume Licensing programs?


    Microsoft Volume Licensing programs offer several licensing options for customers to acquire Microsoft software licenses for internal use. Hosting providers who want to offer software services to their customers and who will include software licenses as part of their service offering should use SPLA. Microsoft SPLA is the only Microsoft Volume Licensing program that allows Microsoft products to be used for commercial hosting.


    How does pricing work for SPLA?


    Prices for SPLA are monthly reoccurring costs. Microsoft can only increase prices once a year in January, but can decrease pricing at anytime.


    Are there any upfront fees required to sign SPLA?


    No, there are no upfront program fees associated with signing SPLA. However, after 6 months there is a minimum of $100 usage per month to remain in the program.



    Experience and expertise

    • HP SLMS has been an authorized SPLA reseller since 2003
    • HP SLMS is a one-stop shop for all the software you require for your hosting environment: Microsoft, VMware, Citrix…
    • HP SLMS’s dedicated hosting team helps you get the most from your SPLA



    • HP SLMS provides direct access to local language Customer Care desks via freephone and email
    • HP SLMS’s Service Review Team offers licensing reviews tailored to your own environment, with a focus on cost savings and business growth
    • HP SLMS’s online ordering system makes reporting easier (includes ‘saved basket’ option, pricing, activity reports)



    • Monthly service provider-specific newsletters update you on any changes
    • Reporting reminders assist you to stay on schedule and compliant
    • Regular webcasts inform you about licensing and products


    Global capabilities

    • An in-country sales agent will manage your account
    • Operational excellence enables multi-currency billing
    • As a cross-regional SPLA reseller, HP SLMS has access to the best value price lists

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