Cloud Platform-as-a-Service vs. Standard Licensing Methods

Continually upgrading and licensing software can get expensive, quickly. Whether it’s the capital expense of license fees, or the time and resource costs of installations and upgrades, it all adds up. With new hires, exits, and employee moves, license management can become a complex issue and an administrative burden to keep it all updated. Fortunately, there’s an easy solution — a scalable, cloud-based, volume-based licensing and software delivery system called “Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).”

PaaS Solutions

Onepath provides a complete Microsoft-based PaaS solution which includes:

  • Windows Operating System — Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.
  • SQL Server — For your database needs.
  • MS Office — Available in Standard, Professional, and 365 versions. These include MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher, MS OneNote, and MS Access.
  • MS Exchange — Email, calendar, appointment, meeting, task, and note infrastructure for MS Outlook.

Combined with our Desktop-as-a-Service solution, you can easily get a cost-effective, flexible, accessible, and secure desktop environment for all your employees.

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Advantages of PaaS Over Standard Licensing

Upgrades to your Microsoft software

Any additional functionality and enhancements to existing Microsoft software can easily be implemented and rolled out as part of your Platform-as-a-Service.

Infrastructure maintenance

The cloud-based platform also includes exchange servers with easy administration and expansion, so you don’t have to maintain any backend hardware infrastructure.

Security patches

Software patches to deal with vulnerabilities are easily downloaded and installed to all of your machines, keeping your business safe and secure.


Licensing can be flexed up or down depending on demand; you only pay for what you use. Easily add and remove employees to keep your licensing costs down.

Spreading the cost

You pay based on what you use, reducing your up-front capital costs for software licensing.

No need for local installs

Save time, effort, and money in your IT operation by installing, supporting, maintaining, and upgrading your Microsoft platform remotely.

Our Approach as Your PaaS Partner

Expertise, tools, technology, and capability to get you up and running on PaaS quickly.

Full accountability, “no excuses” approach.

With you every step of the way, from concept through to completion.

Client Stories

Learn more about PaaS.

Get in touch today and learn how we can deliver secure, stable, low-cost MS software to keep your employees productive. To speak with sales by phone, 800.721.0510.
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