Hybrid licensing and solutions

We are software specialists (VAD/VAR), not resellers. Our goal is therefore to design an optimal and especially cost-effective solution. Our uniqueness is especially the ability to offer the best of both seemingly conflicting worlds - per-petual licenses along with a cloud subscription in one solution.

1 mil.+
Sold licenses

from the free market by the PREO / PREDNY SLM group

40 %
Average savings

when using PREO / PREDNY SLM hybrid solutions

Years on the market

and countless satisfied customers

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What is hybrid licensing?

A combination of on-premise licenses and subscriptions

to achieve all the necessary features and the best price.

Enterprise licensing

Migration to the cloud is an important topic that changes enterprise IT infrastructures around the world. Manufacturers’ pressure towards subscription business model is growing from all sides. Microsoft 365 E3 or Microsoft 365 E5 seem to be the optimal choice for larger organizations – one product, one price, all features. Price quoted as monthly, although the client is kept at least on annual commitment; although vendor-lock is actually hidden behind the subscription model.

However, we do not claim that the cloud is a priori bad. It provides many opportunities for real-time collaboration, space for data sharing without hardware and knowledge requirements, or easier licensing models. However, as the table on the left shows, the advantages and disadvantages are balanced, and therefore there is enough space for solutions that can combine the advantages of both licensing models. At PREDNY SLM, we call them Hybrid Solutions.

Advantages and disadvantages of Microsoft cloud solutions


Easy licensing


One license for all applications


Online services (OneDrive, Teams, Exchange…)


High cost compared to on-premise licensing


Loss of control over data


Vendor-lock (you don’t pay = you don’t work)

Hybrid licensing for cost savings

You don’t have to use the most expensive plans favoured by the manufacturer at all costs, because lower plans (such as Microsoft 365 E1 or Microsoft Office 365 F3) combined with Microsoft’s perpetual on-premise licenses will allow you to achieve the same features and functionalities. By simply swapping licenses, you won’t lose any features, but you’ll save tens of percent of costs.

Popular products that can be easily replaced with a combination of stand-alone cloud applications and on-premise software include:
Among the subscription plans and software, we work with in hybrid solutions are, for example:
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Office 365 F3
Microsoft 365 E3
Core CAL balíky (Core CAL 2016, Core CAL 2019 v různých sestaveních)
Microsoft 365 E5
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
Office 365 E3
Microsoft Defender ATP
Office 365 E5
Office 365 E1
Windows 10 Enterprise E3
Office 2016 Professional Plus
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019
SharePoint Server 2016, Exchange Server 2016
And many others

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