Cisco Enterprise Agreement Smartnet

Enjoy a simplified and predictable approach to software purchase with a single 3- or 5-year contract. ● Simplifies and centralizes license management with a multi-portfolio agreement that spans your entire global organization. Cisco is clearly pushing back entrepreneurship agreements for all of its products and implicitly the subscription license instead of a perpetual license, to ensure a steady stream of retirement income, so it`s more essential than ever to « deconstruct » your Cisco EA proposals and understand them in depth to ensure they are useful to your business. Each product suite has different advantages and disadvantages, depending on your specific and unique needs. Cisco`s EA deals try to put everything together in a huge « bun » and try to convince you that that`s all you`ll ever need. But in the end, you can only pay for many products you don`t need, and there`s usually no clear line of sight between the EA costs offered and the consumption (past and future) of Cisco products. There are still many cases where a non-EA is less expensive, so thorough diligence is recommended not only, but also a necessity to reduce the risk of overpayment and valuable bleeding. Managing and optimizing the use of software assets across the enterprise presents significant challenges for even the most demanding IT organizations. And with the pace of digital transformation, software management is more complex than ever. Cisco has therefore developed the Cisco Enterprise Agreement software purchase program, designed to provide the right functionality to the right people in an efficient and inexpensive way.

This week, Cisco announced its new enterprise-wide agreement to help customers simplify Cisco software management and get the most out of their technology investments. Cisco has a lot of software and Cisco EA is expected to change the way customers buy, supply, take over, and update technology. The Cisco Enterprise Agreement simplifies license management by consolidating the many subscriptions and renewal dates normally required to manage enterprise-wide software licenses into a single agreement with uniform terms. . . .