Schools and universities
PREDNY SLM offers exclusive prices, services and discounts for education and governmental sector. Software manufacturers are pushing and implementing subscription models, which from the financial point of view are not profitable, as you have expenses every paying period. Moreover, educational institutions do not always need latest and most advanced features of modern software, and for achieving basic skills of usage of different programs, you do not always need latest available versions on the market.
Used software model offers not only profitable solution, but also older software licenses which are no longer available through traditional distribution channels offered by manufacturers.
Let’s have a look at specific example of Microsoft operating system, offered by Microsoft. For large schools and universities, Microsoft offers subscription-based Windows 10 Education OS through Microsoft Cloud Agreement, that has to be paid on monthly fee. On the other hand, under Microsoft rules, Windows 10 Education needs underlying license of OS, so called qualified operating system. In case of Win 10 Edu version, the qualified OS is considered: Windows 10 Enterprise, Pro, Pro for Workstations, Pro in S mode.
When purchasing for example 300 subscriptions for teachers and students, besides the fact that the institution has to pay monthly fee, a Retail license of Windows 10 of above-mentioned applicable versions has to be purchased in order to ensure transferability between the devices.