Software Licensing for Schools

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SchoolCare are an authorised reseller of Microsoft products and offer educational software licensing under the Microsoft Licensing Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES). An EES agreement makes managing your schools Microsoft software licencing much simpler. The added bonus is that most schools say it considerably reduces the schools Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

How Does An EES Software Licensing Agreement Work?

1. You count your staff and not your computers (FTE's)

The Microsoft EES agreement calculates the cost by determining your Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) staff members. (Not the number of computers in the school) The number of FTE's can easily be calculated by determining how many staff that work over 200 hours per year and have access to (i.e. use) computers in school. This number will give you the schools FTE count. You do not need to include staff such as caretakers or gardeners unless they use IT in their work.

2. Hardware that is covered

You can use the Microsoft EES agreement to licence Microsoft software for PC Desktops, Laptops and Macs with Servers added as required

3. Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Calculation

You need to provide the number of FTE's for your Microsoft EES agreement application. The renewal is available on an annual basis or a 3-year basis. At renewal, we will contact you to confirm the FTE's and adjust the FTE's if required and provide a quotation. The EES agreement means that if the school has a new ICT Suite installed during the agreement term then the school will not need to buy more licences. The school will only need to pay for additional licences if the school takes on more staff.

3. Down gradable to Previous Versions

With the Microsoft EES software licensing agreement, the school gets downgrade rights allowing the school to use older versions of Microsoft Software.

4. Software Assurance Included

Microsoft EES software licensing includes Microsoft Software Assurance which will also make sure that your school always has access to the latest versions of Microsoft software if the school requires them.

5. Teachers - Working from home

Microsoft EES software licencing also includes "Work At Home" rights so that staff can prepare their lessons at home using the same schools Microsoft Office licence. The 'Work At Home' rights can only be used if the hardware is owned by the school and not the individual.

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