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Summer 2019 Issue Two
Meet The New CAMSA Reseller
by Dave Tomke and Libbi Garrett


CETPA is pleased to announce that we have completed the RFP process for a new Licensing Solutions Provider (LSP) for the CAMSA Program (CETPA and Microsoft Strategic Alliance). Over the past few months CETPA interviewed and reviewed several bid respondents. We focused on factors such as Service and Pricing. We are confident that members will be receiving the best of both with the new LSP and we are very excited to introduce Softchoice! Here is a message from Softchoice to CETPA members.

Softchoice is honored to be selected to manage this agreement starting in 2019. The CETPA and Microsoft Strategic Alliance (CAMSA) is a critical purchasing vehicle that offers the best pricing and simplified decision making, while allowing schools to reduce the amount of time and effort spent on management and record keeping.

We have already begun to align resources with this contract (as seen at and will continue to do so with the intent to provide the highest levels of service to all schools participating in the contract. All schools will have an account representative as their main point of contact that will manage their agreement, with the support of a dedicated Microsoft Licensing Specialist and a Senior Microsoft Solutions Architect, not to mention an operational support team to ensure quoting, ordering, and contract management is done efficiently and effectively.

Softchoice is trusted with managing more than 6,000 Microsoft agreements spanning both the public and private sectors of the United States and Canada, which is more than any other Licensing Solution Provider in North America. In addition, Softchoice successfully manages large Microsoft Framework Agreements for various organizations upward of 3,000 people throughout the US and Canada, which are some of the most advanced and complex Microsoft agreements in the world. That experience is crucial when managing an agreement with the size and the scope of CAMSA.

Our team of Microsoft experts utilize deep knowledge and a broad base of expertise to deliver an optimized solution to our customers that both meet their needs and exceeds expectations. We offer high-tough services including roadmap consulting, deployment support, licensing advisory, implementation services, and cloud viability assessments.

As a 13-time recipient of Microsoft’s Operational Excellence Award, Softchoice will bring to bear the accuracy and efficiency of our licensing agreement processing and management capabilities for the CAMSA constituents. We follow a unique Microsoft Agreement management methodology that is comprised of multiple tools, resources, and processes designed to help CAMSA schools identify the most cost-effective licensing models to best support and help in building your environment.

We believe that the only true way to achieve ongoing cost savings and efficiencies within your technology portfolio is by having a partner that knows your organization: the people, the processes, the agreements, the upcoming projects, and overall objectives. Softchoice has a proven formula for successfully achieving these overall objectives through account management, asset management, maintenance and support management, knowledge of Microsoft licensing programs, and Microsoft professional services. Softchoice is one of a rare breed – both an authorized Microsoft Licensing Solutions Provider and a national Systems Integrator.

As a trusted Microsoft partner for more than 20 years, Softchoice is committed to maintaining the highest status and relationship with Microsoft. Softchoice has maintained accreditation for 20 years and is continually represented at Microsoft award ceremonies.

CETPA is excited to have Softchoice onboard as the new LSP for CAMSA! Over the next few weeks Softchoice will be contacting members, with the highest priority and focus being placed on those who are within the August renewal window. Clear communication is our highest priority as we shift to the new LSP and CETPA is working closely with both Microsoft and Softchoice to make this transition as smooth as possible. 


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