MS Access Open Value Way Cheaper Than Open License : Am I Missing Something Here?


  • So I'm looking to purchase some Volume Licensing for Access. But based on 5 licenses....

    $940   2yrs   MS Access Open License Only

    $1485  3yrs   MS Access Open License WITH SA


    $825   3yrs   MS Access Open Value Non-Companywide (comes with SA)

    As far as I know both are perpetual license, and can add individual license during agreement.

    SA renewal cost is same whether OL or OV.

    Why would anyone purchase Open License??

    • Edited by WonR Monday, June 24, 2013 9:06 PM Clarify
    Monday, June 24, 2013 8:33 PM


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  • Hi,

    There are a number of volume licensing agreements you can purchase through and these agreements have been tailored to suit the differing requirements of all sizes and types of organisation. There are agreements aimed at the small to medium sized business in the form of Open and Open Value, and agreements aimed at medium to large organisations in the form of the Select Plus and Enterprise Agreements.

    Usage of software purchased through these agreements is controlled by a number of factors; the agreement itself may contain some usage rights specific to purchasing through that agreement, but the usage rights per product can be found in the Product List document and the Product Use Rights (PUR) document. You can download the Product List and PUR from here:

    For more detail information, please refer to the following link:

    Jaynet Zhang
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 2:29 AM
  • Hey thanks for your reply. 

    I don't remember asking anything about Select licensing...  Your link is to UK... am I in UK?.

    I really don't know how to get more clear...  Isnt the question : Open License VS Open Value

    Probably following is still more relevant to my question :

    This shows pretty good comparison :

    I expected answer to be "in this case, open license will benefit because .... "

    I guess nobody knows enough to answer things in that way. 

    In my conclusion, absolutely no point in buying Open License.  Waste of $.

    I do see that OEM and RETAIL can be converted to Open License.  But obviously, this is pointless. 

    • Marked as answer by WonR Wednesday, June 26, 2013 4:02 PM
    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 4:02 PM