What about the New Commerce Experience?
If you haven’t heard of the New Commerce Experience, or ‘NCE’ – this is a new licensing model for CSP licensing that came into effect in March 2022 for commercial organisations. NCE doesn’t impact nonprofits and there have been no communications or timelines for this, however it is likely to come into effect for nonprofits in the future.
The major changes that NCE brings are around the term commitments and enforcing licensing numbers. With NCE, you have to choose which term commitments you require:
- Monthly – This gives the flexibility to increase and decrease the number of licences every month but comes with a 20% premium cost attached for the flexibility.
- Annual – This commits you to a number of licences at a more attractive price for the annual term, however this sets a strict baseline for the term, which means that if staff numbers change and drop below the baseline you will still need to pay the baseline level.
- Multi-Year – As above but with a three-year term commitment.