Microsoft is due to announce British Pound (GBP) price changes to harmonise its prices for enterprise software and cloud services within the EU/EFTA region, effective January 1st 2017. Microsoft periodically assesses the impact of its local pricing of products and services to ensure there is reasonable alignment across the regions and this change is an outcome of this assessment.
Microsoft Price Increase 1st January 2017
Starting January 1, 2017 British pound prices for on-premises enterprise software will increase by 13% to realign closer to euro levels. Most enterprise cloud prices in British pound will increase by 22% to realign closer to euro levels. Microsoft suggest that even after this adjustment, customers across the region buying in British pound will still find Microsoft cloud offerings highly competitive.
For business customers, these changes will not affect existing orders under annuity volume licensing agreements for products that are subject to price protection. However, prices for new product additions or renewals will be will be as defined by the price list at the time of order.
Considering Microsoft software?
If you are considering the procurement of Microsoft software or services during 2017, Syntax can help review the licence options available to you now, and potentially lock-down pricing to the pre-increase levels.