Microsoft CSP New Commerce Experience direct reseller and differences and advantages and disadvantages
Microsoft has announced some changes to the way that their Commerce Platform (CSP) operates. These changes include a new direct reseller experience and some new advantages and disadvantages for customers. In this article, we'll take a look at what these changes are and how they might affect you.
What is Microsoft CSP?
Microsoft CSP is a new type of reseller agreement that allows direct resellers to sell Microsoft cloud products and services. The advantages of this type of reseller agreement include more flexibility and control over pricing, product offerings, and marketing initiatives. However, there are some disadvantages to consider as well, such as the need to maintain separate billing and support systems for Microsoft CSP customers.
What is the New Commerce Experience?
The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program is constantly evolving to meet the needs of partners and customers. The latest change is the New Commerce Experience, which is a new way to buy, manage, and consume cloud services from Microsoft.
The New Commerce Experience offers several advantages over the traditional CSP program, including:
-A simplified buying experience that makes it easy to find the right products and services for your customers -A streamlined ordering process that helps you get your customers up and running quickly and easily -Flexible consumption options that give you the ability to pay-as-you-go or commit to longer-term contracts
There are also some disadvantages to the New Commerce Experience that you should be aware of:
-If you're not a direct reseller, you'll have to go through a partner in order to access the New Commerce Experience -Only certain Microsoft products and services are available through the New Commerce Experience at this time
Overall, the New Commerce Experience is a positive change for the CSP program that will make it easier for partners to do business with Microsoft. If you're not a direct reseller, you may want to
What are the differences between the two?
The Microsoft CSP New Commerce Experience direct reseller offers a number of advantages over the traditional reseller model. One of the key advantages is that direct resellers have access to all of the same Microsoft products and services that are available to traditional resellers. This means that direct resellers can offer their customers a complete suite of Microsoft products and services, including Office 365, Azure, and Dynamics 365. In addition, direct resellers can take advantage of exclusive discounts and promotions that are not available to traditional resellers. Finally, direct resellers can provide their customers with a more personalized shopping experience by allowing them to purchase products and services directly from Microsoft.
The main disadvantage of being a Microsoft CSP New Commerce Experience direct reseller is that it requires a significant investment in time and resources. Direct resellers must be able to meet Microsoft's rigorous standards for customer service and support. In addition, direct resellers must have the necessary infrastructure in place to offer their customers a seamless shopping experience.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
There are three types of Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programs: direct, indirect, and operated by a partner. Direct resellers are authorized to sell Microsoft cloud products and services directly to customers. Indirect resellers are not authorized to sell Microsoft cloud products and services directly to customers but can refer them to direct resellers. Operated by a partner CSPs are partners who have been selected by Microsoft to provide a managed service for customers.
The advantages of the direct CSP program are that you can offer your customers the full suite of Microsoft cloud products and services, you have more control over pricing, and you can provide a higher level of customer support. The disadvantages of the direct CSP program are that you need to invest in sales and marketing resources to generate leads and close deals, and you have to manage the customer relationship from end-to-end.
The advantages of the indirect CSP program are that you don't need to invest in sales and marketing resources, and you don't have to manage the customer relationship from end-to-end. The disadvantages of the indirect CSP program are that you can only offer a limited set of Microsoft cloud products and services, you have less control
Which one should you choose?
If you're a Microsoft CSP partner, you may be wondering if you should switch to the new Commerce Experience direct reseller option. In this blog post, we'll compare the two options and highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each.
The main difference between the two options is that with the Commerce Experience option, you'll have a direct connection to Microsoft for billing, support, and other partner benefits. With the direct reseller option, you'll work with a third-party provider for these services.
Advantages of the Commerce Experience option include:
- Access to Microsoft's full product catalog - Ability to offer customers monthly or annual subscription plans - Direct connection to Microsoft for billing, support, and other partner benefits
Disadvantages of the Commerce Experience option include:
- Requires an investment in Azure Active Directory Premium P1 licenses for customers who want to use Azure Active Directory features - No discount for customers who purchase multiple subscriptions
Advantages of the direct reseller option include:
- No need for Azure Active Directory Premium P1 licenses - Discounts for customers who purchase multiple subscriptions - More flexible pricing options
Overall, the Microsoft CSP New Commerce Experience direct reseller offers many advantages and benefits for those looking to sell Microsoft products. The main advantage is that it provides a streamlined, efficient way to manage your sales and customers. Additionally, it offers great flexibility in terms of pricing and product offerings. However, there are a few disadvantages to consider as well, such as the fact that it can be difficult to get started with selling Microsoft products if you're not already familiar with them. Overall, though, the New Commerce Experience is a great option for those looking to sell Microsoft products.
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