Software licensing used to be pretty cut and dry. You had a specific number of seats, so you bought a specific number of licenses. Well, it\u2019s pretty clear those days are long gone. Your \u201cseats\u201d are no longer parked in front of a single computer. They\u2019re on the move\u2014constantly surrounded by the multitude of devices today\u2019s users rely on to work productively wherever business takes them. From company-owned notebooks, smartphones, and tablets to BYOD-supported devices, employees need access to their must-have productivity applications at all times.\nSo how do you ensure your users have the tools they need (on the devices they need them on) without multiplying your licensing costs? Fortunately, Microsoft\u2019s Enterprise Agreement (EA) program has evolved to keep pace with today\u2019s busy world.\nMicrosoft Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) makes it easy to streamline your licensing in this cloud-first, mobile-first world. With a pure per-user licensing model, ECS combines Office 365 E3, Enterprise Mobility Suite, and Windows Software Assurance into one manageable package. For those of you that already have an EA, you can purchase the ECS Add-On as a supplement to your existing license. It\u2019s just a SKU on top of what you already have. If you\u2019re a new customer and you qualify for the 250-seat minimum, I would recommend going with the full ECS User Subscription License\u2014as it\u2019s a single SKU, which keeps licensing and management simple. On a related note\u2014if you\u2019re completely new to Microsoft licensing, check out our EA 101 blog post, it\u2019s a great resource that explains the basics of an Enterprise Agreement\u2014who qualifies, how the contract works, and what the process means for you year after year.\nThere are some great tools included in the ECS package. Your users get all the applications they need to be productive, including: Office 365 Pro Plus, Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online, and Yammer. With a total of 15 installs for your Office suite, you can put those applications on multiple computers, tablets, and phones\u2014regardless of whether they\u2019re company- or employee-owned. And because you\u2019ve got all of those devices using your network, applications, and data, Enterprise Mobility Suite is a real life saver. It gives you identity management with Azure Active Directory, so you can do password resetting and multi-factor authentication. You\u2019ve also got access to Intune for mobile device management and Azure Rights Management Services for encryption and policy enforcement. Those capabilities are essential in a multi-device environment.\nThat\u2019s a lot of information to chew on, but the bottom line is that Microsoft EA is evolving right alongside today\u2019s workforce. So you don\u2019t need to worry about struggling to get the right software onto the right devices\u2014Microsoft has already done the legwork for you. To find the right Microsoft EA for your unique needs, check out our free assessment tool. I also highly recommend our in-house Microsoft guru Lane Shelton\u2019s blog post The Truth About Microsoft Enterprise Agreements. It\u2019s a must-read for anyone who has, or is considering, an EA\u2014and wants to avoid overpaying. And of course, if you have any questions, feel free to pick up the phone and talk to one of our experts. Even if an EA isn\u2019t the right fit for you, we can always help you optimize your licensing.