It's fair to say that software licensing models can be headache. They can also be a distraction when you're trying to serve your customers or solve a technical challenge with your application.
Grey Matter is a recognised licensing specialist and we're proud to hold many partner accreditations. We work directly with hundreds of vendors and focus on understanding their schemes so that whatever your needs we can offer the best advice. For you, this means getting exactly what you need faster and at the right price; no more over-paying, compliance issues or software licensing conundrums.
So whether you are looking for cloud, on-premise or hybrid licensing we will get you on the right track.
Grey Matter have been offering Microsoft volume licences since 1986 and more recently, we have been accredited as a Direct and Indirect Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), and a SPLA Reseller. We are a Microsoft Authorised Education Reseller (AER) and a Bing Maps and ISV Royalty Distributor and all of our licensing experts are Microsoft Certified Professionals or are Microsoft Licensing Accredited.
We offer a full range of Microsoft products and services and pride ourselves on providing the best advice to our customers. With perpetual licensing being available on CSP and other changes, its often hard to know the best route to take for your business, this is where we come in.
Academic: Available to schools, colleges and universities as perpetual or subscription licenses through CSP or Open Value programs.
Charity: Not-for-Profit licensing is available on a perpetual basis or on subscription basis through CSP.
We offer full advice on:
- CSP Direct (for own use) and Indirect (for resale)
- Open Value
- Enterprise Agreements
- ISV Royalty
- Bing and Azure Maps
The ISV Royalty Licensing Programme is for ISVs who embed Microsoft software in their on-premise solution.
- Licenses paid in arrears supporting cash flow
- Reduced license costs
- Sell to customers worldwide
- Reduce installation and administration costs
- Provide your users a complete solution
- Software Maintenance option
There are a wide range of products included in this programme, for example: SQL Server, Dynamics 365, Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS), Office Pro Plus, BizTalk Server, SharePoint Server, and Exchange Server.
CSP For Cloud
As a Direct and Indirect Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, Grey Matter can help you to move your workloads and those of your customers to the cloud. The Grey Matter CSP Programmes include:
- Free initial consultation with a technical consultant
- Access to GMCirrus, our cloud management platform
- Best of breed service desk: dedicated teams based in the UK and USA, office hours support with 2-hour SLA
- Pay monthly with simple, clear monthly bills
- Flexible licensing option: increase and decrease your users/usage whenever you need or lock in your usage for discounts
- 99.9% uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA)
- Known costs: with our quoting service you can have confidence in the costs of moving to the cloud
Visual Studio Subscriptions
Visual Studio is a comprehensive set of tools and resources designed to allow you to create, deploy, and manage applications through their entire lifecycle. There are many ways to acquire Visual Studio based on your development, testing and deployment requirements and we’d be happy to advise you on the best licensing model and product to help you achieve your needs.
The monthly and yearly subscriptions offer:
- Cost effective monthly or annual billing
- Subscriber updates to the latest version
- Simplified management and support from Grey Matter
What our customers say
Continued security of the infrastructure and data were our primary priorities when incepting the project and Grey Matter were able to guide us on what was required and help us build the solution in secure manner from the start.
Grey Matter, in approaching the project in this manner and changing how Glantus IT infrastructure operates, left Glantus in a fantastic position to deal with the disruption of COVID 19. The Transition to remote working was orderly and calm as the new Infrastructure built within M365 allowed us to do so swiftly and securely.
What our customers say
The feedback I’ve had from our technical team that attended the workshop has been extremely positive! We’re already looking into implementing some changes to the infrastructure on your recommendations. This has been a complete game changer for us, thanks again.
What our customers say
Elijah played an essential role in re-establishing commercial trust between me and a customer with whom I have a long relationship as a service provider and member of the IT department. This provided a key breakthrough on partner access and billing after a few months of misunderstanding with regard to the customer’s Azure Services environment for whom Computers Help Ltd, along with Grey Matter, who is the Microsoft Partner / Reseller.
What our customers say
Grey Matter was fantastic to work with and we are excited about other projects in the pipeline. The team is knowledgeable and quick to respond to questions, they have really made this project as seamless as possible.
Whatever help you need, contact us today and one of our Licensing team will be in touch ASAP. If you have specific requirements please let us know so we can find a better solution and reach your objectives faster.
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