Keep your catalog up to date with the automatic Microsoft plans updater

The Microsoft plans updater was introduced earlier this year only for Microsoft NCE products. With the latest version of the platform, the module gets the support of Microsoft Perpetual Software and Microsoft Software Subscriptions services integrated with ActivePlatform.
With our cloud brokerage platform, you can sell the entire collection of Microsoft products. Many are available in several billing options, including separate offers for commercial customers, education institutions, government entities, and non-profit customers. The total number of plans may exceed 1 000.

As a reseller in ActivePlatform, you have a customizable catalog — a virtual storefront divided into product categories. It may include not only Microsoft products but any integrated cloud services from our list of connectors. Customers find your offers in the catalog, read their descriptions, compare the plan prices, and order a subscription.
With such great numbers, manual updates of Microsoft products in your catalog sound impossible. Imagine you need to follow monthly updates of the Microsoft price list. New products appear, and some are removed. Prices and available billing options are also subject to change. The only appropriate way to handle it is automation.

ActivePlatform fully automates the process of updating information about all Microsoft products. You can be sure you sell only actual products from the latest Microsoft price list, and the prices in your catalog are always up to date. All offers of Microsoft products in your catalog are also named automatically by ActivePlatform with an understandable template.

The Microsoft plans updater by ActivePlatform is very flexible and customizable. You can arrange products in the categories you need and apply different service terms and renewal options. The Microsoft plans updater typically runs monthly, but you can start the process manually whenever necessary.

All changes made by the updater in your catalog are thoroughly logged for every launch. In an Excel report, you can find information about plans that were added, changed, deactivated, or skipped.
You can also find a local copy of the Microsoft price list used for the updating, the exact time, and the status of the updating process.

Another advantage of the Microsoft plans updater by ActivePlatform is its fail-safe feature. None of the unexpected information in the latest Microsoft price list can corrupt your data. All unmapped products are stored under a non-public category, so you can sort them out later. Even if a Microsoft price list appears partial or broken, it is enough to run the updater manually one more time to fix the issue.

The unified automatic updating of all Microsoft plans excludes any mistakes that are inevitable during the manual update by managers. It takes several minutes instead of days of manual operations and cross-checks. With ActivePlatform, you can accelerate expansion to markets with hundreds of best-selling offers from Microsoft and attract more customers at a lower cost.
About ActivePlatform
ActivePlatform is a full-service automated cloud brokering solution for cloud service providers and internal IT hubs that makes it easier to manage and control the cloud delivery and profitability. ActivePlatform unites vendors, providers, developers, and resellers into a single ecosystem for buying, selling, and managing cloud services. With its open vendor integration framework, ActivePlatform creates a vibrant catalog of cloud services ultimately helping businesses gain access to the services they need to thrive.
ActivePlatform enables SaaS, PaaS, IaaS aggregation, delivery, and monetization, provides simplified administration through central management, and enables critical visibility into resellers and cloud services consumption and usage. The platform has implementations with distributors, cloud solution providers, and telecom operators. ActivePlatform is headquartered in Europe.
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