Subscription Coterminosity

Introduction

Coterminosity refers to aligning subscription renewal dates for multiple Microsoft products, enabling them to renew on a single date. This streamlines processes like billing and renewals for both customers and partners.
Coterminosity ensures that ending dates are adjusted as needed to prevent any overlap.

Examples:

One Year Term Subscription:

  • Existing: Ends October 1, 2024.
  • New Subscription: Purchased July 1, 2024.
  • Result: Subscription prorated to end on October 1, 2024, avoiding overlaps.

One-Month-Term Subscription:

  • Existing: Ends April 2, 2024.
  • New Subscription: Purchased March 2, 2024.
  • Result: Prorated to end on April 2, 2024, preventing overlap.

Three-Year-Term Subscription: Existing:

  • Ends October 1, 2022.
  • New Subscription: Purchased July 1, 2022.
  • Result: Prorated to end on October 1, 2024, ensuring alignment.

By co-terming customer can align subscription renewal date with any other existing subscriptions renewal date. Affected offers are Microsoft NCE online services (user-based). 

It is Applicable during new purchase and for scheduling renewal settings. For 1 tenant, can be groups of co-termed subscriptions: Example, 5 subscriptions have renewal on December 18, 10 other subscriptions on March 11.
For purchases made under a single organization, you can have each set of subscriptions co-termed on different date.​ When co-term is selected for a new subscription upon purchase, its renewal date is set to the selected date and its effective first term is shortened accordingly.
Annual and triannual subscription cannot be co-termed with a monthly subscription. Monthly subscription can be co-termed with any other subscription.
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Limitations

  • Subscriptions must be purchased directly for customers.
  • Custom term end date must fall within the first term duration.
  • End dates can't align with the 28th, 29th, or 30th of the month for monthly terms.
  • Aligning charge cycles with the calendar month requires specific calculation.
  • Annual/triannual terms can't co-term with monthly terms.
  • Changes to coterminous subscriptions allowed only at renewal.

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