Office 365 Partner Advisory: Office 365 E5 Single SKU Availability in CSP

Applies to

  • Partner Center

As of October 5th, 2016, the Office 365 Enterprise E5 Single SKU is available in CSP. As part of this change, the Office 365 Enterprise E5 SKU includes PSTN Conferencing (where the PSTN Conferencing service is available).

Summary

This Office 365 Enterprise E5 offer simplifies purchasing the most comprehensive, secure cloud suite for productivity and communications. You can now include Skype conferencing services without using add-ons to manage different price points.

The changes noted above affect partner ordering and invoicing. PSTN services in some countries also are subject to special tax and regulatory requirements.

Partner recommendations

Engage your tax and legal counsel to understand your organization’s responsibility regarding PSTN services’ regulation, taxes and fees, and other potential liabilities.

Details

In the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, Skype for Business PSTN services are subject to special tax and regulatory requirements. Microsoft prices PSTN services as tax-inclusive. Unique PSTN taxes and regulations will affect Office 365 partners transacting the new unified Office 365 E5 offer. If a partner marks up the price of a Microsoft PSTN Service, they may be responsible for calculating and remitting PSTN taxes and fees.

Price list and catalog availability

Many CSP partners require long lead times to integrate their order management systems with the Microsoft Commerce Platform via APIs. To ensure partners can close any E5 opportunities before their systems are ready to transact the Office 365 Enterprise E5 Single SKU, the following SKUs will remain on the CSP Price List until July 1st, 2017:

  • Office 365 Enterprise E5 without PSTN Conferencing
  • PSTN Conferencing Add-on SKUs (in PSTN-enabled markets)

Partners will see multiple Office 365 Enterprise E5 SKUs on the price list and may see them in the Partner Center Catalog depending on their geography.

Following the launch on October 5, some SKUs will show the same Offer Display Name, but different price points as the Single SKU will be priced the same worldwide, regardless of PSTN availability. Partners should provision the single SKU on the price list (highlighted in gray on the table below and identified by Offer ID) and by the displayed Offer Name on the Partner Center catalog page. In the coming weeks, the Offer Display Name text will define which SKUs will be EOL on July 1st, 2017.

SKUs appearing on the CSP Price List by date and PSTN availability

Prior to Single Office 365 Ent. E5 Single SKU Launch

Offer Display Name

Offer ID

Unit Price

ERP

Comment

Office 365 Enterprise E5

without PSTN Conferencing

4f7ecaf1-e9d6-4cac-9687-e22eb3dfdd70

26.40

33.00

E5 w/o PSTN (EOL)

Skype for Business PSTN

Conferencing for E5 without PSTN

Conferencing Customers

64c8233d-29d5-47c1-91b2-773226487213

2.00

2.00

PSTN add-on

After Release of Single Office 365 Ent. E5 Single SKU Launch

Offer Display Name

Offer ID

Unit Price

ERP

Comment

Office 365 Enterprise E5

a044b16a-1861-4308-8086-a3a3b506fac2

28.40

35.00

New Single SKU

Office 365 Enterprise E5 without PSTN Conferencing

02c07b64-2cd3-4667-b014-561192fc5d1a

28.40

35.00

New Single SKU for non-PSTN members

Office 365 Enterprise E5 without PSTN Conferencing

4f7ecaf1-e9d6-4cac-9687-e22eb3dfdd70

26.40

33.00

E5 w/o PSTN (EOL)

Skype for Business PSTN Conferencing for E5 without PSTN Conferencing Customers

64c8233d-29d5-47c1-91b2-773226487213

2.00

2.00

PSTN add-on

Invoices and Partner Reconciliation Files

The CSP reconciliation file and CSP Invoices provide separate line-items for the PSTN and non-PSTN components of the Office 365 Enterprise E5 Single SKU. The two line-items have identical names and identical IDs, but each line-item has a unique unit price (example: $28.40 and $2.00). This separates the Skype for Business PSTN Conferencing component of the Office 365 offer, so you can correctly apply taxes.

A Partner Reconciliation example:

Durable_offer_ID Offer_Name Subscription_Start_Date Subscription_End_Date Charge_Start_Date Charge_End_Date Charge_Type Unit_Price

a044b16a-1861-4308-8086-a3a3b506fac2

Office 365 Enterprise E5

8/10/2016 0:00

8/11/2016 0:00

8/11/2016 0:00

9/10/2016 0:00

Cycle fee

28.40

a044b16a-1861-4308-8086-a3a3b506fac2

Office 365 Enterprise E5

8/10/2016 0:00

8/11/2016 0:00

8/11/2016 0:00

9/10/2016 0:00

Cycle fee

2.00

Additional Resources

For more details, visit the Drumbeat site. Office 365 Enterprise E5-specific resources are located on the Office 365 E5 page under the Market and Sell tab:

  • Office 365 Enterprise E5 Licensing

  • Skype for Business PSTN Services Licensing Overview

  • Office 365 E5 and Skype for Business Licensing FAQ