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Brexit Update: Good News For Software Licence Resellers

Posted by Discount Licensing on May 6, 2021 2:48:48 PM

The UK officially withdrew from the European Union (EU) on 31st December 2020, triggering a vast array of tax and tariff changes across almost every industry. In the secondary software market, Brexit has caused a little confusion amongst resellers as to whether they face hidden shipping or tax costs. In this article, we’ve put together a helpful overview of the facts.

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Topics: Insider, News

Long Live Perpetual Microsoft Office Licensing!

Posted by Discount Licensing on Mar 18, 2021 12:13:33 PM

If you've been keeping up with industry reports, you might be forgiven for thinking Office 19 is about to disappear altogether. The reality, however, is that perpetual Office licensing (i.e. pay for once then use for as long as you want) isn't going anywhere just yet, even though Microsoft would happily stop selling it in a heartbeat.

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Topics: Office 365, Perpetual Software Licensing

Are People Waking Up To The Cloud?

Posted by Discount Licensing on Mar 4, 2021 2:52:24 PM

 

There was a time, fairly recently in fact, when the "cloud" was seen as the be-all and end-all of the ways businesses were going to manage their data in the future. As a business owner, you yourself have already had multiple offers to join cloud-based services, offering all manner of supposed benefits.

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Topics: Cloud Software

Discount Licensing BREXIT Statement 2021

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jan 7, 2021 5:00:00 PM

Dear Client,

On the 31st December 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) formally left the European Union (EU). A withdrawal agreement (‘Treaty’) was agreed and the following summarises the key facts concerning how that Treaty affects the trade of pre-owned software transactions between the UK and the EU:

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Topics: News

Microsoft Proves The Continuing Popularity Of Perpetual Licences

Posted by Discount Licensing on Oct 1, 2020 10:32:00 AM

Recently Microsoft have confirmed they will be providing a new on-site/perpetual version of their ever-popular Office platform. Given the company has made concerted efforts to push users into a more subscription-based model, what does this announcement mean for the current and future state of perpetual software licences?

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Topics: Office 365, Perpetual Software Licensing

Microsoft Sues Another Rogue Software Licence Vendor

Posted by Discount Licensing on Sep 22, 2020 3:27:56 PM

Discount Licensing are pleased to see that Microsoft are continuing to take action against rogue vendors.

In October 2019, Microsoft announced that it would be suing the German company Lizengo for illegally selling Windows and Office licence keys at heavily discounted prices. The keys, which were sold as gift cards through the popular German supermarket chain Edeka, came under suspicion when customers began querying their suspiciously low prices.

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Topics: News

Looking to Replace Office 2010? (Benefits of Choosing Perpetual Software Licences)

Posted by Discount Licensing on Sep 2, 2020 9:11:18 AM

With Microsoft ending extended product support for Office 2010 in October, organisations that are still using this version may believe their only migration path is to the subscription based Office365. Nevertheless, there is a more cost-effective solution that most conventional Microsoft Resellers don’t talk about: pre-owned perpetual licensing. This option can provide a more up-to-date Office suite for only slightly more than an annual Office 365 subscription.

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Topics: Office 365, Perpetual Software Licensing

Before you Move to Office 365, Sell your Unused Software Licences

Posted by Discount Licensing on Aug 12, 2020 3:06:11 PM

As an IT manager, you are always under pressure to deliver more capability, greater speeds, and less downtime across your network, which means keeping up with the latest technology. But with software manufacturers moving their customers to a subscription model, your latest upgrade often lies in the cloud with products like Office 365, AZURE, or AWS, leaving you with your old on premise licences that you no longer need. In the past, these were money down the drain, but what if you could recoup some of the first year of your new subscription fees by selling your now redundant, old software? With Discount Licensing, you can!

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Topics: Recycling Software License Assets, Office 365

Unused Software Licences In Academia: How You Can Recoup Some Costs

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jul 1, 2020 3:22:04 PM

A large number of academic institutions are in possession of old software licences that they either have forgotten about or presume are not worth anything, but did you know that they could actually be resold back to a vendor for a reasonable price?

If your academic institution is sitting on unused volume licences, this can be a valuable asset that you can sell on to a trustworthy vendor to recoup some of your original costs.

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Topics: Recycling Software License Assets, Second-Hand Software, Software Asset Management

Beware Rogue Traders - Be Vigilant In The Online Software Licence Marketplace

Posted by Discount Licensing on Jun 12, 2020 4:29:34 PM

Since the UK – and much of Europe – went into lockdown, many businesses have been temporarily closing or seen their revenues impacted. As a result, businesses are being forced to cut costs and to look for new ways to save money.

As software is often business critical, buyers are searching the internet for the best deals but it is important to know what to look for first. There are times when the cheapest option isn’t the best!

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Topics: Second-Hand Software, Software Asset Management

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