Save Money on Your Software – Microsoft Volume Licensing Benefits

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Article by Glenn Tim Kimberly

 Save Money on Your Software   Microsoft Volume Licensing Benefits

A box containing 200 mailing envelopes should cost twice as much as a box containing 100 envelopes. Yet your office supply store charges only 50 percent more. The reason: You’re getting a “volume discount.” A volume discount is a common seller’s practise of charging less per item as you increase the number of items you buy. Leading software makers follow this marketplace custom, too. Unfortunately, small businesses operators often miss out. When it’s time to add new software or upgrade existing programs, they simply visit a computer store and pay retail prices. Or, if they know about volume discounts, they believe they have to buy dozens of software programs to qualify.Adding to the confusion is the vocabulary that surrounds software buying. So perhaps the best place to start the discussion about saving money on software is with the term “license.”What’s a Volume License?When it comes to selling and buying software, software makers talk about licenses. That’s because when you buy a software product you do not actually own it. Instead, the software maker sells you a license to use it. This license also stipulates what you can do with it – such as install and use it on your computer

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