Starting December 2017, rhipe began to send out a separate email to notify our partners if there is any price change in Microsoft CSP pricelist CSP SKU and prices. The change is expected to increase the pricing visibility to our partners and allow our partners to update their billing to their customers and maintain their product margins.
Major Microsoft CSP Price Change in March 2018
There was no price change in February 2018. The following are the changes in prices of Microsoft starting March 2nd 2018 (All prices are before tax):
|Offer ID||Offer Display Name||Old USD RRP||New USD RRP||Old AUD RRP||New AUD RRP|
|2b3b8d2d-10aa-4be4-b5fd-7f2feb0c3091||Microsoft 365 E3||$34.00||$32.00||$44.60||$42.00|
|8bdbb60b-e526-43e9-92ef-ab760c8e0b72||Microsoft 365 E5||$61.10||$57.50||$81.10||$76.30|
This is equivalent to 6% discount compared to previous price, or 11% bundle discount as compared to buying individual components under Microsoft 365 separately. All Microsoft 365 Enterprise SKUs also comes with Windows virtualization use right.
Past 6 months price changes
Cloud App Security (January 2018)
On Jan 2nd 2018, Microsoft reduced the price of Cloud App security in the CSP Program. Please refer to the table below for the changes (All prices are before tax):
|Offer ID||Description||Old USD RRP||New USD RRP||Old AUD RRP||New AUD RRP|
|855b3ebe-2483-4696-aef9-75652133a387||Cloud App Security for Government||$5.00||$3.50||$6.40||$4.50|
|dbd10351-5631-4a01-a643-00e8ff14e7b2||Microsoft Cloud App Security||$5.00||$3.50||$6.40||$4.50|
|a5f80a44-fde7-4b16-8fc4-1a9db7a4375b||Microsoft Cloud App Security (Government Pricing)||$5.00||$3.50||$6.40||$4.50|
Office 365 A3 and A5 (December 2017, AUD price only)
On December 1st 2017, Microsoft increased the price of Office 365 A3 for faculty and Office 365 A3 for students for AUD pricelist. Please refer to the table below for the changes (All prices are before tax):
|Offer ID||New Description||Old USD RRP||New USD RRP|
|7EB5101B-B893-4D63-92CA-72DF3C71FAFC||Office 365 A3 for faculty||$4.10||$4.40|
|1B6263C0-B8FD-4706-98DB-89D2ACE5C1BF||Office 365 A3 for students||$3.20||$3.40|
Visio Pro for Office 365 (November 2017)
On November 1st, 2017, Microsoft renamed Visio Pro for Office 365 to Visio Online Plan 2 in the CSP program and revised the pricing of the SKU. The changes in product price can be found below (All prices are before tax):
|Offer ID||Old Description||New Description||Old USD RRP||New USD RRP||Old AUD RRP||New AUD RRP|
|b4d4b7f4-4089-43b6-9c44-de97b760fb11||Visio Pro for Office 365||Visio Online Plan 2||$13.00||$15.00||$16.60||$19.10|
|b0b0890d-f5bc-404e-898e-7b6932766528||Visio Pro for Office 365 (Government Pricing)||Visio Online Plan 2 (Government Pricing)||$13.00||$15.00||$16.60||$19.10|
Government SKU Price increase (September 2017)
From September 1st 2017, the government price in CSP will increase by 15%. Customers with active subscriptions purchased before August 15th 2017 will not be impacted until their subscriptions are due for renewal at the end of the 1-year subscription term. Partners who start a new subscription for their new customers on or after August 15th will be charged with new government pricing for their licenses from September 15th onward.
Please contact your account manager if you have any queries.
What will happen to me and my existing customers?
You will pay the same price that was established at the start and throughout the subscription term for a 12-month subscription. Prevailing pricing is used at the time each subscription is established. When an existing subscription is renewed at the end of the initial 12 months, you and your customers will pay the prevailing price for the following 12 months. In summary, your customers will only see the price increase /decrease at the end of the 1st 12-month subscription term.
How do I know when my customer’s subscription ends?
You can find the subscription end date in PRISM Portal under your customer’s subscription.
What do I need to do if a product SKU is retired?
If your customer is on a subscription of a retired SKU,
- Your customer can use the retired SKU until the end of the 12-month initial subscription term.
- Your customer can continue to add to or remove user from the subscription.
- Once the 12-month initial subscription term is up, you need to help your customer replace the subscription of the retired SKU with a SKU available under Microsoft CSP.