Expert Guidance for Azure and 365 Licensing.
At Oakwood, we understand that navigating the cloud can be complex. As a Tier-1 Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, we’re not just resellers – we are your strategic partner in cloud excellence. Our deep integration with Microsoft allows us to offer you unparalleled service, expertise, and value in managing, provisioning, and purchasing Microsoft licensing.
CSP vs. EA
Below are the key differences between Cloud Solution Providers and Enterprise Agreements.
|Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)
|Enterprise Agreement (EA)
|High flexibility with month-to-month billing options.
|Typically requires a longer-term commitment (usually 3 years).
|Competitive pricing, often with additional value-added services.
|Volume discount pricing based on the size of the organization.
|Tailored solutions to fit specific business needs.
|Standardized offerings with some customization based on volume.
|Direct, personalized support from the CSP. Additional support services offered.
|Direct support from Microsoft, with levels depending on the agreement size.
|Billing and Management
|Simplified and consolidated billing through the CSP.
|Direct billing from Microsoft.
|Easy to scale up or down as needed without long-term commitments.
|Scaling requires renegotiating the terms of the agreement.
|CSP manages and optimizes licensing, providing expert advice.
|Organization is responsible for managing its own licenses.
|Deployment and Integration
|Assistance with deployment and integration from the CSP.
|Self-managed, with some support from Microsoft.
|Access to Latest Features
|Immediate access to the latest Microsoft features and updates.
|Access to new features depending on the agreement terms.
|Often no minimum user count required.
|Minimum user or consumption commitment required.