XPT for Premier

Help your customers keep all of their systems up and running!

Microsoft Services Premier Support helps customers keep their mission-critical systems up and running, with continuous hands-on assistance plus immediate escalation to speed up the resolution of urgent issues. However, some customers may prefer a more convenient payment option than the standard up-front annual payment requirements.

XPT (Extended Payment Terms) for Premier is the answer. It seamlessly integrates flexible payment terms into the support services contract. With structured monthly, quarterly, semi-annual payments, or other flexible structures you can help your customers choose an option that closely matches their cash flow and budget requirements.

Are there any additional fees when customers use XPT for Premier? No, the customer pays a XPT price adjustment but there are no charges or costs to partners. Rather than a large up-front cash outlay, flexible payment terms are spread monthly, quarterly or semi-annually over the annual course of the Premier Support contract for the customer.

Benefits of Payment Solutions
For You
Quick and simple

XPT for Premier payment options are built into the Premier Support contract, so there are no extra loan documents.

Drive profitable sales

With XPT for Premier you can expedite the renewal and consulting sales process, reduce or eliminate discounts, and upsell the deal with additional hours or service levels. It can also open up opportunities to discuss Payment Solutions for software licenses and hardware.

For Your Customer
Benefit from payment flexibility

Remove budget constraints or competing budget priorities and spread payments across 12 months or 4 quarters each year.

Map payments to improve ROI

Turn upfront costs into predictable payments, purchase outside of normal budget cycles and better align project cost outlays.

Payment Solutions help design several options to help you structure a program that best fits your customer's available budget and financial needs:

Structured Periodic Payments – to minimise the impact in any given budget cycle, customers can structure their payments into monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or customised payment options.

Deferred Payments – customers may defer payments for up to six months, allowing them to begin deploying and benefiting from their IT investments immediately, while paying when budget becomes available.

Ramped Payments – in some cases, an organisation may prefer to closely match the expense of an IT investment with the benefits realised. With the ramped payment option, customers can ramp their payments over time to align with planned deployment schedules.

Customised Payments – for larger customers who have unique needs, Payment Solutions Specialists can help structure a payment program to fit virtually any situation.

Microsoft works with third-party financing providers to facilitate payment solutions for credit approved customers under the Microsoft Financing program.

Need more information? Please contact your local Payment Solutions Specialist.