Microsoft EES or “Enrolment for Education Solutions” is the new alternative to the older Microsoft Schools Agreement for volume licensing. It has many advantages and also adds much easier administration and a considerably reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).  The time spent to administer the Microsoft EES licence system is also greatly reduced which we know will be music to the ears of Bursers and Business Managers everywhere!

The way it works:-

1.  You count your staff and not your computers
The Microsoft EES scheme calculates your cost by determining your Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff and not the number of computers in the school. The FTE calculation is easily produced by simply determining how many staff you have that work over 200 hours per annum and have access to (i.e. use) computers in your school, this gives your FTE value. You would not include staff such as caretakers or gardeners (unless they use IT in their work).

2.  PC and MAC’s are Covered

You can use the Microsoft EES scheme to licence Microsoft Software for MAC and PC Desktops, Laptops and then add Servers as required.

3.  Annual Calculation

You only need to provide the numbers of staff as the FTE value for your Microsoft Initial EES Licence application. Each year we will contact you to confirm this number, adjust for any additional staff (or any reduction) and your payment will then cover you for the next 12 months. If you install a new computer suite during the year then you don’t need to buy more licences, you only have to pay additional licences if you take on more staff.

4.  Software Assurance Included

Microsoft EES Licencing includes Microsoft Software Assurance making sure that your school always has access to the latest versions of Microsoft software if you require them.

Call us today for a no-obligation chat and let us help you understand how Ergo Computing can help you understand the benefits of Microsoft EES.  Our number is 0115 9 144 144 or email us and one of our specialists will contact you.