Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience (NCE)

Pricing and policy changes to Microsoft’s services will affect your business

On March 1, 2022, Microsoft implemented the NCE and, here’s what you need to know

The NCE affects numerous Microsoft 365 products and subscription services, and you will be affected by the changes if you subscribe to any of the following:

  • Access
  • Forms
  • Power Apps
  • Stream
  • Azure
  • InfoPath
  • Power Automate
  • Teams
  • Delve
  • OneDrive
  • Power BI
  • Visio
  • Dynamics
  • OneNote
  • PowerPoint
  • Whiteboard
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • Publisher
  • Word
  • Exchange
  • Planner
  • SharePoint
  • Yammer

Microsoft 365 and Office 365 price changes:

While this does not fall under the NCE, Microsoft is also raising the prices for individual licenses of its six popular subscriptions.

Select the NCE commitment that suits your organization’s needs

With the price changes from March 1, 2022 already taking place, the next aspect that should factor into your decision is the length of the commitment. Microsoft NCE offers three options to pay for your licenses and services with new options for increasing, decreasing, and reassigning licenses. Here are the new NCE options:

Month-to-Month

  • 20% increase on each license
  • Monthly payments based on the tools and number of licenses you need
  • Increase, decrease, or reassign licenses at any time
  • Prices are subject to future increase at any time during the term

Annual Commitment

  • Make a one-time payment or pay monthly for a set number of licenses for 12 months
  • Increase license counts at any time
  • Decrease license counts ONCE per year (at the time of renewal)
  • Reassign existing licenses at any time during the term
  • Prices are locked during the term and are not subject to future increases

Multi-Year Commitment

  • Make a one-time payment or pay monthly for a set number of licenses for 36 months
  • Increase license counts at any time
  • Decrease license counts ONCE per 3 years (at the time of renewal)
  • Reassign existing licenses at any time during the term
  • Prices are locked during the term and are not subject to future increases

Make your transition to NCE a seamless experience that fits your budget and your operations with Xact IT Solutions

NCE will affect your budget and it will also have an impact on your future IT operations. Xact IT is here to help you analyze your Microsoft 365 subscription usage, calculate expected future costs, weigh up the pros and cons of your commitment, and help you determine what makes the most sense for your business.

Get in touch with us and we’ll assign a Microsoft NCE licensing expert to guide you through the process and come out on top. Simply fill out the form below and we’ll get you started.

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