Customers are demanding that more and more of their IT solutions be deployed in the cloud. Industry analysts agree this trend will not only continue, but accelerate in the future. This represents an incredible opportunity for Microsoft partners to build their business on top of Microsoft cloud solutions. The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program enables partners to directly manage the entire lifecycle for their Microsoft cloud customers including billing and support.
The Microsoft online services that are available through CSP program include Microsoft 365, Office 365, Dynamics 365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, Windows 10 and many more in per user per month subscriptions. Partners in the CSP program can add, remove and provision licenses through CSP anytime and provision the licenses within seconds. Microsoft then bill partners the online service subscriptions and licenses in CSP monthly.
The partner can manage and support their customers’ subscriptions using Microsoft Partner Center and Partner Admin Center easily. Since the customer purchase both the licenses and services through a single source that is the Microsoft CSP reseller, resellers can easily package their own tools, products and services, and combine them into one monthly or annual customer bill.