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All of the NYMetro VARs have probably heard this message at one point in the past three months from either me, their tele-partner account manager, or both, but it's worth mentioning again in case you forgot; There is no better time to sell or buy Microsoft Office than right now. Especially through Open Value commercial licensing.
So, if you are selling Office on a new agreement....
Recap: Customer buys Office Small Business 2007 through an Open Value agreement in April. Customer gets a check from Microsoft to spend with you (Big Easy), customer gets upgraded Office Pro Plus when 2010 comes out, customer's employees get access to 2007 and 2010 for home computers (Home Use Rights), and you get 3% back on just the Office sale directly from Microsoft (Open Value VAR Rebate).
If you have an Office renewal coming up in the next 4 months, pull it through to April. Here's why....
Recap: Customer renews agreement on Open Value in April and gets 15% off the whole deal (Simplify & Save), 10% additional on the Office (10% Office Renewal offer), the 2007 price (up to another 25% savings v. waiting until May) and you get 3% rebate on the Office alone (Open Value VAR Rebate).
While you're at it, you can also upgrade the entire desktop. Through the end of April there is a 15% savings on Windows 7 Ultimate.