Licensing & Buying Programs

Individualized customer buying programs and agreements offer unique bundles of benefits and offerings specific to your organization's needs.
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Micro Focus offers a variety of buying programs for certain portfolios. Most Collaboration, Datacenter, Workload Management, Identity, Access and Security products are available for purchase under a VLA (Volume License Agreement) or MLA (Master License Agreement). Talk to your Sales Representative or Partner to determine a program that is best for you.

  MLA VLA
Ideal For Large global organizations who desire greater benefits based on long-term high volume purchasing commitments. Customers of any size who want an easy, transaction-based process with the flexibility of purchasing licenses from a broad reseller channel.
Benefits Rewards high volume commitment with greater discount levels, enhanced levels of support, price protection, and optional direct purchasing relationship with us. Facilitates budgeting with annual renewal. Simple to use and understand; no purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required.
Purchase Through Directly from us or through a qualified reseller. Select any reseller.
Discount Level Annual spend qualifies customers for their tiered discount MLA program pricing levels. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license quantity thresholds are exceeded. Program discounts are available through Resellers, who set VLA Customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license quantity thresholds are exceeded.
Counting Options Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list.
Maintenance Offerings Maintenance required on all product licenses; includes patches, fixes and upgrades to latest product versions, Technical Support and Training. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Maintenance includes patches, fixes and upgrades to latest product versions. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support.
Purchase Minimum $1 million per annum net revenue to us. Subsidiaries joining an existing contract may join for $5,000 per annum net revenue to us. None.
Contract & Term Contract signed directly with us; contract runs in two-year renewable terms. No signed contract, no set term.
Software License Perpetual or Subscription. Perpetual or Subscription.
Associated Documents MLA Program Guide
MLA – English
MLA (EMEA) – English
MLA (EMEA) - French
MLA Services Guide
VLA Program Guide
VLA
VLA Services Guide

*All dollar amounts in this table represent U.S. currency.

Buying Program Options: SLA (School License Agreement), ALA (Academic License Agreement) or VLA (Volume License Agreement) for Education.

  SLA ALA VLA for Education
Ideal For Qualifying primary education institutions (grades K-12) who wish to lease licenses. Meeting the changing requirements of primary education institutions to license, implement, and maintain their software investments. Qualifying colleges and universities who wish to lease licenses. Meeting the evolving requirements of higher education institutions to license, implement, and maintain their software investments. Qualifying primary education institutions (grades K-12), colleges, universities and academic non-profit hospitals who wish to perpetually own their licenses.
Benefits Simple contract and annual worksheet, upgrades included. Leasing licenses lowers cost. SLA customers decide the counting method best suited for their organizations. Simple contract and annual worksheet, upgrades included. Leasing licenses lowers cost. ALA customers decide the counting method best suited for their organizations. Simple to use and understand; no purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required.
Purchase Through North America: Directly from us or through a qualified reseller. EMEA or Asia Pac: Through a qualified reseller. North America: Directly from us or through a qualified reseller. EMEA or Asia Pac: Through a qualified reseller. Select any reseller.
Discount Level Academic program discounts are built into each ALA and SLA part number. Volume of licenses purchased qualifies ALA customers for tiered discount pricing levels. Academic program discounts are also built into each ALA and SLA part number. Program discounts are available through resellers, who set VLA Customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license quantity thresholds are exceeded.
Counting Options Student enrollment or workstation count. Full time equivalent (FTE) or workstation count. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list.
Maintenance Offerings SLA program automatically includes patches, fixes, and upgrades to latest product versions. Additional support and training are available and purchased separately. ALA program automatically includes patches, fixes, and upgrades to latest product versions. Additional support and training are available and purchased separately. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Maintenance includes patches, fixes and upgrades to latest product versions. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support.
Purchase Minimum $1,000 minimum annual fee purchase requirement. SLA customers may select from the pre-determined value bundles or create their own product bundle. $2.50 student enrollment or $38.00 workstation minimum. $5,000 minimum annual fee purchase requirement. ALA customers may select from the pre-determined value bundles or create their own product bundle. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Maintenance includes patches, fixes and upgrades to latest product versions. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support.
Contract & Term Initial contract required. Initial one-year agreement term, renewable one-year terms. Complete Annual Fee Worksheet each year specifying the products the customer desires to use that year. Initial contract required. Initial three-year agreement term, renewable one-year terms. Complete Annual Fee Worksheet each year specifying the products the customer desires to use that year. No signed contract, no set term.
Software License License-only Subscription. License-only Subscription. Perpetual or Subscription.
Associated Documents SLA Program Guide
Academic Services Guide
School License Agreement
SLA Annual Fee Worksheet
ALA Program Guide
Academic Services Guide
Academic License Agreement
ALA Annual Fee Worksheet
VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract

*All dollar amounts in this table represent U.S. currency.

Buying Program Options: VLA (Volume License Agreement.)

  VLA for Non-Profit
Ideal For Qualifying non-profit organizations of any size who want an easy, transaction-based process with the flexibility of purchasing licenses from a broad reseller channel.
Benefits Non-profit specific discounts, simple program to use and understand. No purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required.
Purchase Through Select any reseller.
Discount Level Program discounts are available through resellers, who set VLA Customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license quantity thresholds are exceeded.
Counting Options Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list.
Maintenance Offerings Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Maintenance includes patches, fixes and upgrades to latest product versions. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support.
Purchase Minimum Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Maintenance includes patches, fixes and upgrades to latest product versions. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support.
Contract & Term No signed contract, no set term.
Software License Perpetual or Subscription.
Associated Documents VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
Non-Profit Eligibility Form

*All dollar amounts in this table represent U.S. currency.

Buying Program Options: VLA (Volume License Agreement.)

  VLA for Government
Ideal For Qualifying government entities of any size who want an easy, transaction-based process with the flexibility of purchasing licenses from a broad reseller channel.
Benefits Government specific discounts, simple program to use and understand. No purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required.
Purchase Through Select any reseller.
Discount Level Program discounts are available through resellers, who set VLA Customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license quantity thresholds are exceeded.
Counting Options Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list.
Maintenance Offerings Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Maintenance includes patches, fixes and upgrades to latest product versions. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support.
Purchase Minimum Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Maintenance includes patches, fixes and upgrades to latest product versions. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support.
Contract & Term No signed contract, no set term.
Software License Perpetual or Subscription.
Associated Documents VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract

*All dollar amounts in this table represent U.S. currency.

Buying Program Options: The Hosting Services offering is available as an add-on option under the MLA (Master License Agreement) or VLA (Volume License Agreement.) The information below reflects the revised hosting program, effective 3 December 2009.

With this additional program option, hosting providers are able to run hosted applications and services utilizing a full suite of our products. Customers who wish to participate and begin hosting should complete the Hosting Service Addendum, and then begin ordering from the Corporate Price List with the MLA or VLA Software Subscription part numbers. No perpetual license purchases are required. Subscription licenses are sold exclusively as a combined offering with 1-year Total Care Maintenance.

Note: Our hosting partners may also qualify to enter a Hosting Services Agreement directly with us. This agreement differs from Hosting Services Addendum in that it allows partners to track software usage on a monthly basis, and pay us quarterly for such software use. Please contact your sales representative for additional details.

  MLA Hosting Services (add-on) VLA Hosting Services (add-on)
Ideal For This additional option is designed to meet the unique needs of ISPs, ASPs, Internet Portals and other Web-hosting Providers who run hosted applications and services. This additional option is designed to meet the unique needs of ISPs, ASPs, Internet Portals and other Web-hosting Providers who run hosted applications and services.
Benefits The liberty to use our software for hosting purposes, benefiting their users and growing their hosting services revenue. The liberty to use our software for hosting purposes, benefiting their users and growing their hosting services revenue.
Purchase Through Directly from us or through a qualified reseller. Select any reseller.
Discount Level Annual spend qualifies customers for their tiered discount MLA program pricing levels. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license quantity thresholds are exceeded. Program discounts are available through resellers, who set VLA Customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license quantity thresholds are exceeded.
Counting Options Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list.
Maintenance Offerings Software Subscription licenses are sold exclusively as a combined offering with 1-year Total Care Maintenance. Total Care Maintenance includes upgrades to the latest product versions, Technical Support 24 x 7 and Training. Software Subscription licenses are sold exclusively as a combined offering with 1-year Total Care Maintenance. Total Care Maintenance includes patches, fixes, and upgrades to the latest product versions, Technical Support 24 x 7 and Training.
Purchase Minimum $5,000 per annum gross revenue to us. $5,000 per annum gross revenue to us.
Contract & Term In addition to the MLA contract, customer must sign the Hosting Services Addendum before placing an order. Customer must sign the Hosting Services Addendum before placing an order.
Software License Subscription. Subscription.
Associated Documents MLA Program Guide
Hosting Service Addendum

VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
Hosting Service Addendum

*All dollar amounts in this table represent U.S. currency.

Buying Program Options: MLA (Master License Agreement), SLA (School License Agreement), ALA (Academic License Agreement) or VLA (Volume License Agreement).

  MLA SLA ALA VLA VLA for Education VLA for Government VLA for Non-Profit MLA Hosting Services (add-on) VLA Hosting Services (add-on)
Ideal For Large global organizations who desire greater benefits based on long-term high volume purchasing commitments. Qualifying primary education institutions (grades K-12) who wish to lease licenses. Meeting the changing requirements of primary education institutions to license, implement, and maintain their software investments. Qualifying colleges and universities who wish to lease licenses. Meeting the evolving requirements of higher education institutions to license, implement, and maintain their software investments. Customers of any size who want an easy, transaction-based process with the flexibility of purchasing licenses from a broad reseller channel. Qualifying primary education institutions (grades K-12), colleges, universities and academic non-profit hospitals who wish to perpetually own their licenses. Qualifying government entities of any size who want an easy, transaction-based process with the flexibility of purchasing licenses from a broad reseller channel. Qualifying non-profit organizations of any size who want an easy, transaction-based process with the flexibility of purchasing licenses from a broad reseller channel. This additional option is designed to meet the unique needs of ISPs, ASPs, Internet Portals and other Web-hosting Providers that run hosted applications and services. This additional option is designed to meet the unique needs of ISPs, ASPs, Internet Portals and other Web-hosting Providers that run hosted applications and services.
Benefits Rewards high volume commitment with greater discount levels; includes price protection and optional direct purchasing relationship with us. Facilitates budgeting with annual renewal. Simple contract and annual worksheet, upgrades included. Leasing licenses lowers cost. SLA customers decide the counting method best suited for their organizations. Simple contract and annual worksheet, upgrades included. Leasing licenses lowers cost. ALA customers decide the counting method best suited for their organizations. Simple to use and understand; no purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required. Simple to use and understand; no purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required. Government specific discounts, simple program to use and understand. No purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required. Non-profit specific discounts, simple program to use and understand. No purchase obligation or minimum-purchase requirement. No contract signature required. The liberty to use our software for hosting purposes, benefiting their users and growing their hosting services revenue. The liberty to use our software for hosting purposes, benefiting their users and growing their hosting services revenue.
Purchase Through Purchasing Option: Select any of our resellers or direct through us. Purchasing Option: Select any of our resellers or direct through us. Purchasing Option: Select any of our resellers or direct through us. Purchasing Option: Select any of our resellers or direct through us. Purchasing Option: Select any of our resellers or direct through us. Purchasing Option: Select any of our resellers or direct through us. Purchasing Option: Select any of our resellers or direct through us. Purchasing Option: Select any of our resellers or direct through us. Purchasing Option: Select any of our resellers or direct through us.
Discount Level Annual spend qualifies customers for their tiered discount MLA program pricing levels. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when new license quantity thresholds are exceeded. None. Volume of licenses purchased qualifies ALA customers for tiered discount pricing levels. Program discounts are available through our resellers. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license thresholds are exceeded. Program discounts are available through our resellers. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license thresholds are exceeded. Program discounts are available through our resellers, who set VLA customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license thresholds are exceeded. Annual spend qualifies customers for their tiered discount MLA program pricing levels. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when new license quantity thresholds are exceeded. Annual spend qualifies customers for their tiered discount MLA program pricing levels. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when new license quantity thresholds are exceeded. Program discounts are available through our resellers, who set VLA customer pricing. Transaction-based volume discounts may be applied to individual orders when specified license thresholds are exceeded.
Counting Options Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list. Student enrollment or workstation count. Full time equivalent (FTE) or workstation count. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) by product. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) by product. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) by product. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list. Based on end-user agreement (EULA) and product eligibility list.
Maintenance Offerings Maintenance required on all product licenses; includes upgrades to latest product versions, Technical Support and Training. SLA program automatically includes upgrades to latest product versions. Additional support is available and purchased separately. ALA program automatically includes upgrades to latest product versions. Additional support is available and purchased separately. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support. Required to purchase 1 year Maintenance with each new product license. Select either Standard Care (12 x 5 coverage) or Total Care (24 x 7 coverage) level support.
Purchase Requirements $100,000 per annum net revenue to Micro Focus. Subsidiaries joining an existing contract may join for $5,000 per annum net revenue to Micro Focus. $1,000 minimum annual fee purchase requirement. USD $2.25 student enrollment or $34.00 workstation minimum. $5,000 minimum annual fee purchase requirement. ALA customers may select from the pre-determined value bundles or create their own product bundle (four-product minimum). No minimum spending requirements. None. None. None. None. $100,000 per annum net revenue to Micro Focus. Subsidiaries joining an exiting contract may join for $5,000 per annum net revenue to Micro Focus. None.
Contract & Term Contract signed directly with us; contract runs in two-year or longer renewable terms. Initial contract required. Renewable one-year agreement terms. Complete Annual Fee Worksheet each year specifying the products the customer desires to use that year. Initial contract required. Renewable one-year agreement terms. Complete Annual Fee Worksheet each year specifying the products the customer desires to use that year. No signed contract, no set term. No signed contract, no set term. No signed contract, no set term. No signed contract, no set term. In addition to the MLA contract, customer must sign the Hosting Services Addendum before placing an order. Customer must sign the Hosting Services Addendum before placing an order.
Software License Perpetual or Subscription. License-only subscription. License-only subscription. Perpetual or Subscription. Perpetual or Subscription. Perpetual or Subscription.. Perpetual or Subscription. Subscription. Subscription.
Associated Documents MLA Program Guide SLA Program Guide
SLA Initial Contract
SLA Annual Fee Worksheet
ALA Program Guide
ALA Initial Contract
ALA Annual Fee Worksheet
VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
Non-Profit Eligibility Form
MLA Program Guide
Hosting Service Addendum
VLA Program Guide
VLA Contract
Hosting Service Addendum

*All dollar amounts in this table represent U.S. currency.