Volume licensing makes it easier and more affordable to run software across multiple computers and use Online Services across multiple users within an organization. By acquiring licenses through Volume Licensing programs, you pay only for the software license. Eliminating the physical costs of boxed software and purchasing in volume often reduces cost and provides more customized purchasing options and improved software management. In the case of some Volume Licensing programs, you may also purchase Software Assurance. This comprehensive maintenance offering can help you get the most out of your software investment. It combines the latest software with phone support, partner services, training, and IT tools. You can choose Software Assurance at the time of purchase and begin using your benefits immediately for the term of your license agreement.