In August 2021, Microsoft announced changes to their pricing for Microsoft 365, their first significant pricing update since Office 365 was launched some ten years ago.
During this time Microsoft has brought innovation and value-led change to their solutions, enhancing employee experience with tools such as Microsoft Teams and Power Platform. They’ve also leveraged their global cloud capability to enhance security and compliance offerings. And they continue to drive innovation in AI and automation.
It’s no surprise that price increases were on the way, even with the increases Microsoft offers a competitively priced platform, packed with a range of features not seen ten years ago. Whilst the increases change depending on the product suite, based our customer base analysis, these changes will average out at a 13% increase in the Office / Microsoft 365 suites.
With the price changes not going away, IT and procurement professionals are increasingly re-thinking how they are going to handle their forthcoming renewal. With the best deals often to be found at Microsoft’s end of financial year in June, many customers are aligned to this milestone month for the renewal of their agreements, leaving very little time to plan and react to these changes.
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