Procure Your Microsoft Cloud via CSP

Take advantage of all that CSP with Uncommon Solutions has to offer: Self-service portal, flexibility, monthly billing, technical expertise, and more...
Our clients find Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) program to be the best way to buy their Microsoft licensing (subscriptions). Many come to us tired of the long-term commitments and true-ups of an EA and the stress of managing on their own with a “pay-as-you-go” plan. CSP through Uncommon Solutions allows you to adjust your license counts on a timeframe that works for you and provides competent guidance from a person when you need it without taking away the transparency, fine-tune control, and accessibility of the website.

What are the benefits of using CSP to obtain Microsoft licensing?

Flexibility
The flexibility of CSP is a substantial benefit. You only pay for what you want or use. In the case of Office 365, say you have 700 Office 365 licenses, and you want to step that up by 50 licenses for a project or peak in business and drop it again two months later. CSP makes this possible. You will be billed in a sensible, logical way that follows your license usage (e.g. 700 then 750 for two months and then back down to 700). In the case of Azure, you are only billed for what you consumed in the previous month, much like a phone bill.
Access to Self-Service Portal
You will have access to your own self-service portal to manage your licenses daily if you choose. You will have the freedom to turn up or down as needed without having to contact Uncommon or Microsoft to add or remove users.
Simplified, Monthly Billing
Each month, you will receive a bill for the O365 licensing you used and/or the Azure you consumed. You’ll get one predictable monthly bill. No need to use your credit card anymore. If you do want annual billing, let us know.
No "Pay in Advance" Billing
Minus a one month deposit, there are no upfront licensing costs with CSP, unlike EA and Open.
Technical Expertise Available to You
As your CSP partner, we are your first point of contact in case of any problems (technical, billing, and/or subscription support), easily managing your end-to-end experience. We can help you understand the cloud or on-premises solutions that best fit your need. Additionally, by partnering with Uncommon Solutions as your CSP Partner, we are able to afford you access to our Uncommon Service Provider (USP) program. You will have access to us as your trusted Microsoft Gold Partner and Microsoft Software Implementation expert, along with access to a team of solutions architects to ensure you are licensed properly and leveraging your licensed technology to best meet your business objectives. The support you receive will be tailored support for employees and IT Departments.
Strong SLA

By procuring through a Microsoft CSP, you will be gaining access to Microsoft’s strong service level agreement (SLA), which defines the crucial aspects of the service like responsibility, quality, and availability between the service provider and the customer.

Licensing Support
You will have one partner looking after all of your Microsoft cloud licenses and drawing on their expertise and skills to enable you to maximize the benefits of your investment.

Key Benefits of CSP with Uncommon Solutions

  • A Trusted Partner: A Microsoft software implementation expert
  • Simplified Billing: Pay only for what you use in any given month
  • Discounts on Services: For Uncommon Services Partners
  • Flexibility: Adjust user counts when needed and only pay for what you consume
  • Easy Transfer: Transfer with no interruption of services

Why choose Uncommon as your CSP?

We’re the same partner you’ve grown to trust, but with even more flexibility and opportunity to serve your business better. With both IT and Dev solution teams on staff, you get the support you need when the need arises.

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When you’re ready to make a decision, we can help you easily purchase solutions like Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Office 365, and we provide additional value-added services like CSP and Azure.

As your Microsoft Gold Partner, we not only understand what works for you from the standpoint of Microsoft solutions, but we have a number of add-on products and services to help your business function at peak productivity and profitability.

We understand the importance of aligning solutions to serve the business, so we make it easy to add or remove seats as your business changes. Trust that we’re able to be as flexible as necessary as your needs change. We can manage it.

FAQ
Can I still access the Azure Portal?
Yes, you can have full control and use services the way you are used to.
How often will I receive the invoice?
If you partner with Uncommon Solutions, we send you monthly invoices.
Can I see cost information in the Azure portal?
We will provide you with access to the portal where you can analyze your cloud spending.​
Can I buy all kinds of Microsoft subscriptions and Cloud usage through all CSP?
No. Each CSP provider provides Azure services that are part of their CSP agreement, so make sure the CSP provider you are choosing has the services you need​.
Will I still maintain admin control?
Yes, you can still have full admin control over your Office 365 tenancy and Azure subscriptions.
Who will invoice me?
Uncommon will invoice you monthly. We get invoiced indirectly from Microsoft on a monthly basis for all the CSP spend attributable to our customers. We just take this data and generate an invoice for your specific spend.
Do I need to sign any agreements?
Yes, you will need to sign our cloud service agreement, which in turn means you are agreeing to Microsoft’s cloud agreement.
Can I license my on-premises licenses via CSP?
Yes. CSP can facilitate any server or perpetual licensing you require.
Interested in partnering with Uncommon Solutions as your Cloud Solutions Provider? Let us know!