Microsoft Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA)

What is SPLA?

The Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) program is specially designed by Microsoft to deliver a simple solution to all service providers who would like to offer software as a service. In short; the SPLA program provides user rights to service providers who would like to offer these to their customers. End-users can use the software as a service without having to sign a software license directly with Microsoft.

SPLA Characteristics

  • The Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) enables services providers to license Microsoft products on a monthly basis to provide services and hosted applications to their end customers.
  • Near zero start-up costs
  • Pay per use: payment after use
  • Flexible user and processor licensing
  • Quick and flexible towards market demands
  • Inclusive Software Assurance
  • Contract between Service Provider and SPLA Reseller
  • Service Provider is the licensee