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The first blog in this series highlighted the benefits of Cisco DNA software subscriptions and connecting your hardware network to software consumption patterns. For this second article in the series, we focus on one of these consumption models: Ciscos Enterprise Agreement (EA) and present some very attractive offers for new Cisco DNA records in an EA. An inventory of the license attached to which device and its cost point and renewal date is an ongoing activity for a large number of IT professionals that would provide better productivity to the company if it focuses elsewhere. With the Cisco Enterprise Agreement, licenses are not tied to hardware, they exist in a pool and are cut off from a central portal. The 20% growth factor means you can use it along the way without the need for a full procurement process. Easy to buy: Heavy lifting is behind you: there`s a multi-wallet sales contract that gives you easy access to Cisco`s software catalogs. As with any new deal construction, there are different important criteria that business buyers need to consider to realize the benefits they expect. The correct sizing of the EA is one of the most important considerations from a financial point of view. Some earlier iterations of Cisco EAs offered in all respects an unlimited offering of organic growth, generally defined as growth that is not due to mergers and acquisitions. Cisco now rarely offers all-in-case EAs. Current iterations of EAs cover a certain expected amount of software consumption, with a tolerance volume of 20% growth before creating additional charges. The Cisco Enterprise Agreement is a centralized, enterprise-wide software purchase program.

To simplify the Cisco software experience, an EA sets up a framework on several different Cisco architectures with uniform terms and makes Cisco software licensing easy and seamless for your business. NET(net) celebrates 17 years of existence and is the global leader in IT investment optimization, helping customers find, preserve and maintain greater economic and strategic value. With more than 2,500 customers worldwide in almost every industry and region and with the experience of more than 25,000 field assignments with more than 250 technology providers in the XaaS, Cloud, hardware, software, services, healthcare, outsourcing, infrastructure, telecommunications and other IT spending sectors, which has led since 2002 to an incremental customer value of more than $250 billion…