Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)

Most of you will know what CSP is, even if you’re not using it.

CSP is a licensing model developed by Microsoft, its aim to help organisations cut down on un-needed costs and extra hassle which is usually found when licensing subscriptions.

Over 15 years of experience we have found that over 75% of clients overspend on their licensing and have a feeling of no real control or governance over their consumption. risual worked with an international facilities management company and reduced expenditure from £1.1 million to £500k per annum purely on licensing.

Does that sound like the sort of savings you’d be interested in?

Some of our clients struggle with moving away from an EA (Enterprise Agreement), if you feel that may be you then ask yourself:

  • Am I getting the value I expected out of this agreement?
  • How am I tracking what I’m using (utilisation and consumption)?
  • Would you be open to a more efficient way of licensing?

CSP allows clients to consume Microsoft subscriptions, such as Azure, Office 365, Enterprise Mobility and Dynamics amongst others.

It is more of a pay-as-you-go way of licensing, releasing you from being tied down to 1 year, 3 year or many more year agreements with un-wavering contracts and in-flexible providers.

About the author