Each year at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Microsoft provides partners with the opportunity to take stock of global trends influencing the products, solutions and services that customers want and need. At WPC 2012, Microsoft outlined many new and exciting opportunities that will serve all segments—both on-premise and in the cloud. 

 
 
 
 
 
As you survey the opportunities presented this week in Toronto, you’ll want to remember Microsoft Payment Solutions. One of the best sales enablement tools available, it can help expand the range of financing options for both partners and customers. This invaluable tool helps customers not only buy what they want when they want it, but it also enables them to buy bigger, better and more. In the last fiscal year alone, Microsoft Payment Solutions helped more than 6,000 customers, with nearly 500 partners attached to related sales.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Think about your customers who might be considering volume licenses: Enterprise Agreements, Open programs, Select programs and more. Microsoft Payment Solutions gives those customers the benefit of extended payment terms, software license financing and total solution financing that includes software, services and hardware—even for non-Microsoft products. That’s pretty important when you consider that over the last five years, financing for software has doubled. And leading analysts predict that software and services financing, like hardware financing, are on their way to becoming mainstream. So using a tool like Microsoft Payment Solutions makes a lot of sense. And it’s readily available to partners in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Be sure to head over to the Microsoft Partner Network (or visit this page) for more information on how to use Microsoft Payment Solutions. It just might be the tool you need to power your sales and achieve your goals in the coming year!
 
 
Cheers, Seth​