@Millgate did it all for us. Coming up to renewal for us too so am hoping Luke gives us another good deal
We have had our renewal for our yearly EES agreement and was wondering if anyone can recommend a good supplier for it at the best price? We currently purchase from RM but with budgets tightening i want to make sure we get the best value for money.
Has anyone switched supplier for EES before at the end of a year? Is it messy or did you have any problems?
Millgate/Insight/Academia/Phoenix Software/Pugh Computers
Always mention you are getting quotes elsewhere and it may also be worth getting prices for a 3 year agreement as they are quite a bit cheaper. It does not tie you to a supplier for 3 years, each year can be bought at time of renewal through a different supplier, it just ties you in for 3 years into EES. The only time it's not worth going with a 3 year is if you are going to have a significant drop in staff numbers as you cannot decrease licence numbers.
Just make sure everyone is quoting for either the EES (1yr agreement) or the OVS-ES (3 yr agreement) otherwise you will end up with different costs on different products. From what I understand, everyone gets the same cost price from Microsoft and then its down to how capitalist the reseller is. Luke @Millgate is pretty good with this sort of thing and very competitive too.
Give Caretower (020 8372 1000) a ring - speak to a chap called Peter Harrison
He will most definitely give you a competitive price.
Thanks for all the info guys. Looks like I'm about to knock off £600 off last years renewal even with 7 extra staff!!!
Come our next renewal I will be giving @Millgate a call. We were with Ramesys but when they were absorbed by CAPITA the renewal last year was a tad confused. I will also be getting a quote from Michael Hinchliffe our superb account manager at Misco.
Millgate (10th June 2013)
Pugh did ours, Aled is really good on the MS software and saved us almost 2K on a like for like with last year.
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