ISV > Licensing Solutions

Grey Matter is a recognised Microsoft licensing specialist and a Microsoft Gold Partner. Our experienced account managers understand the business needs of ISVs, App builders, and Service Providers. With our knowledge and expertise, we are able to support you in making the most cost effective licensing choice for your business, while taking away the administration and management headaches of software licensing.


Get in touch with the ISV team: +44 (0)1364 655140 licensing@greymatter.com LIVE CHAT

SPLA for hosted

With the Microsoft SPLA Program, ISVs hosting software services and applications for their end customers worldwide are able to license eligible products on a monthly basis. Benefits of the scheme include:

  • Low starting cost: pay monthly for licences when you have made them available
  • No long term commitments: simply remove licences when they are no longer needed
  • Help cashflow: licences are reported and paid for in arrears
  • Hosting options: whether you use Azure or another data center provider, it’s your choice

ISV Royalty for on-premise

The ISV Royalty Licensing Program is an on-premise licensing program for ISVs who integrate Microsoft software in their solution. Benefits of the scheme include:

  • Pay for your licences in arrears
  • Increase profitability due to reduced licence costs
  • Spread your horizons and deliver unified solutions to customers worldwide
  • Be more productive by providing a complete solution, reduce installation, compatibility and administration time

CSP for Azure

As a Direct and Indirect Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, Grey Matter can help you to move your workloads and your customer’s workloads to the cloud. If you are looking to use Azure, Dynamics 365 or Office 365 by using the Grey Matter CSP Program for ISVs, you will benefit from:

  • Best of breed service desk: UK-based, office hours support with 2 hour SLA
  • Pay monthly with simple, clear monthly bills
  • Flexible licensing: increase and decrease your users/usage whenever you need
  • 99.9% uptime SLA
  • Known costs: with our quoting service you can have confidence in the costs of moving to the cloud
  • Free initial consultation with technical consultant

Other Licensing Schemes for ISVs and App Builders
  • Bing Maps for ISVs: specific ISV licence for mapping and location analytics
  • Enterprise Agreements: we can make sure your customers are getting the right deal
  • Direct Azure: we can provide our unrivalled support at no extra cost, simply by making Grey Matter partner of record
  • Parallels RAS Solution: specific ISV licence to migrate legacy applications to the cloud without having to redevelop the application in full