Enterprise Licensing Agreements (ELA) are contractual agreements that balance supplier and customer incentives to provide selected software at reduced and fixed prices over a specified period of time. Despite the reduction in profit margins, ELA suppliers protect steep discounts for purchases in high dollar packages. The EPP is aimed at mid-level customers and offers both better discounts and greater flexibility, without the complexity of more robust agreements. To do this, it is a token-based licensing program, i.e. customers buy „tokens“ to be reserved for the use of VMWare products instead of getting points after purchase As in VPP. In addition, it provides access to future upgrades to ensure customers can receive „the latest and largest“ VMware products. However, EPP is limited to customer-based customers in the region, not global customers. The menu of VMware licensing agreements is relatively simple, as there are only three major licensing agreements: VPP, EPP and ELA. Below is a brief overview of the three, starting at the bottom with low expenses/customer seats and ending with the complex enterprise caliber agreement. The enterprise licensing agreement is the ideal contractual agreement that has been developed specifically for global customers. It offers attractive financial and operational benefits that are not available in the transactional product agreements between VPP and EPP.
With ELA, customers can obtain VMware product licenses for a period of time, with a fixed price throughout their lifecycle and a fixed annual fee. Flexible agreements and purchases optimized to meet changing business requirements. Optimize security management with a single deal for all your safety. Everything is in a portal where all licenses take place at the same time. For example, when a Fortune 1000 company was informed by its server storage software provider that its US$10 million was fully consumed for half of a 36-month agreement, the potential impact was considerable. It is important to negotiate and insert a contractual language that gives the client the right to request ELA audits on site as part of the agreement. Otherwise, customers waive their rights to review the agreement and verify the use and availability. Our all-in-one agreement, also known as the Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), makes it easier and cheaper to purchase the right security technology. For a one-time price, we offer you „everything you can eat“ access to our full range of security products. It`s a real value.