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SQL Server step-up

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  • Hi, 

    Can someone help me with the following scenario:

    If an organization acquires an SA Step Up under an existing Select Plus agreement, is the first year pro-rated to reflect the number of months until the next anniversary date?

    I understand how the price of a step up in Select Plus is calculated.

    What I am trying to understand is over what period of time is the Step Up paid for.

    Should the Step Up be fully paid for by the time the base license is up for renewal?
    E.g. if the license that is being stepped-up (SQL Server Standard) will be up for renewal in January, should the Step Up amount (to SQL Server Enterprise) be paid in full now?

    And if the license that is being stepped-up (SQL Server Standard) will be up for renewal in January 2015 and the customer opts for annual payments, should the Step Up (to SQL Server Enterprise) be paid for the balance of this year, and then 12 months in the following year? 

    Or, is the Step Up paid like other Select Plus L&SA; the first payment calculated for the number of months until the next anniversary date; and then 2 annual payments for the full year?

    Please let me know what is the appropriate solution for the same.

    Thank you,

    Bhupinder

    Tuesday, March 05, 2013 1:22 PM

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