A Quintessential Roadmap for Renewing a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement

Published: 09 November 2018 ID: G00360702

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Microsoft Enterprise Agreement renewals must address a complex combination of changing products, use rights and contracts. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders can achieve a successful renewal through preparation, stakeholder engagement and requirement analysis.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Foundations: Develop and Follow the Renewal Plan
      • Begin With the End in Mind
      • Set the Footings for the EA Renewal Project Team
    • Technical Assessment: Identify Current and Short-Term Requirements
      • Assess the Future State — Consider Alternatives
      • Evaluate Your Future State and Timelines of Adoption
      • Include Rightsizing Analysis for Effective Planning
    • Synergize Licensing: Assess the Options
      • Leverage Rightsizing Analysis to Align Licensing Options and Create Synergies
      • Evaluate the Office 365 Adoption Time Scale When Assessing SA Renewal
      • Review All Proposed Microsoft Agreements Carefully
    • Negotiate: Engage Microsoft With Your Requirements
      • Compare New Contracts and Terms With Existing Contracts
      • Validate the Financials of the Renewal
    • Review (Final) Proposals and Contracts: Last Chance
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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