Why purchase cloud solutions through a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) partner like Strategix rather than buying those services directly from Microsoft? As a CSP partner, we get asked this question often. And here is the answer: there are specific benefits you would rather take advantage of when choosing the CSP partner route.
Local customer support and cloud expertise
First of all, it’s the local customer support. The Microsoft CSP partner program was created to strengthen relationships between clients and software vendors, so your business can access Microsoft’s cloud solutions and services effortlessly, and benefit from local expertise.
It is important to choose a reputable cloud vendor preferably with enough business acumen and knowledge of your particular industry. Building a long-term relationship with a trustworthy vendor is critical in supporting your business whenever you need help.
At Strategix, our team is not only a cloud service provider. We foremost have a vast experience in ERP, CRM, BI, infrastructure, virtualisation, mobility and security. Your business can benefit from all our skills and expertise, not just the Microsoft cloud!
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central enables customers to upgrade their entry-level accounting software and legacy ERP systems with a single, comprehensive solution to manage finances, operations, sales and customer service. It is a cloud-based, all-in-one business management solution that helps organisations streamline business processes, improve customer interactions and enable growth.
Bundled services and flexible billing
With a CSP partner, organisations have access to a wider ecosystem of solutions and can purchase bundled services that meet their specific requirements as opposed to purchasing licenses and products separately. For example, purchasing Office 365 services through a CSP partner like Strategix assures businesses that they will be supported for all requirements.
There is also the advantage of accurate monthly billing instead of having to pay multiple separate invoices, which is a more cost-effective approach for SMEs. You also have the flexibility to scale your cloud subscriptions and solution or cancel as you wish.
Software upgrades, license renewals and support are included in your billing cycle. For example, if you purchase Windows 10 subscriptions via the CSP program, you can upgrade Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs and devices to Windows 10 at no extra cost!
Cloud migration and technical support
Perhaps the most important and often overlooked advantage is the extended technical support offered by a Microsoft CSP partner. Your CSP vendor will not only sell Microsoft licenses and assist your business with their Microsoft product knowledge.
A CSP partner also provides the skills and professional services to ensure a smooth and worry-free migration for businesses transitioning to cloud solutions. Your vendor will ensure expert customer support and the best utilisation of cloud resources so your business can expand and scale without having to worry about IT infrastructure issues.
In conclusion, going through a trusted partner instead of simply buying licences directly with Microsoft makes business sense, and can streamline your IT expense considerably.
Strategix is a proud Microsoft Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partner. We are qualified to be a CSP partner due to our cloud heritage, skilled cloud experts and support offering.
Accelerate and expand your business with our expert cloud support. Get a single, cost-effective and simplified bill for all your cloud services. Partner with Strategix to save further on your Microsoft licensing needs.