Kivuto Solutions Simplifies Deployment and Management of New Microsoft(R) Student Advantage Program

Kivuto Solutions Simplifies Deployment and Management of New Microsoft(R)
Student Advantage Program

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Software resellers and
academic institutions looking for a fast and reliable  method of deploying the
new Microsoft^® Student Advantage program  can now offer the full benefits of
the program to students through a new provisioning service launched today by
Kivuto Solutions Inc., the world's leading provider of hosted, flexible and
scalable solutions for complex digital distribution requirements.

Built on Kivuto's Electronic License Management System (ELMS), the new service
enables software resellers to provide academic institutions with an quick and
effective way to get cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus productivity
suite to eligible students. With this service, any academic institution
currently licensing Microsoft Office Professional Plus or Office 365 ProPlus
for all of their faculty and staff through an eligible Microsoft Academic
Volume License Agreement can provide students with no-cost licenses of Office
365 through an ELMS web store.

"By working with Kivuto, the reseller and the institution avoid the
challenging time and labor intensive integration process resulting from
deploying and managing the Student Advantage program independently," said Brad
Brohman, Vice-President, Sales. "Our reseller partners work with institutions
to get them on board. We then work with schools to deploy a custom-branded web
store as well as provide program and customer support. There is no on-going
management requirement for the school and no additional effort needed by the
reseller. The whole process can be accomplished in about two business days, at
which point students will have instant access to all the benefits of Microsoft
Office 365 ProPlus. We are excited about this approach and believe it's a
win-win for all involved."

The Microsoft Student Advantage program allows academic institutions that are
offering Office to all of their faculty and staff to offer it to their
students at no additional cost. Office 365 ProPlus provides students with an
Office suite that they can use both offline on their PC, Mac or mobile device
and in the cloud, and it includes everything they need to succeed at school,
including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook & Lync. This allows faculty and
students to work together in real time on assignments, group projects, and
research, and communicate seamlessly through e-mail, instant messaging, or
online classrooms.

Web stores built by Kivuto to deliver the Student Advantage program are
powered by the Kivuto ELMS platform, the most flexible, secure, scalable and
customizable digital distribution and management system on the market. The
platform includes user verification, policy enforcement, e-commerce, secure
distribution, reporting and more in a cloud-based environment engineered for
advanced digital distribution and management applications. Kivuto provides a
license and management system module specifically designed for academic
institutions, ensuring verified users have 24/7 access to digital goods
anywhere in the world.

Resellers or schools that wish to learn more about this service should visit:
http://kivuto.com/elms-student-advantage

About Kivuto

Kivuto Solutions is the world's leading provider of advanced digital
distribution and management solutions that enable the secure delivery of
digital goods to individuals, businesses, and organizations anywhere in the
world. Kivuto simplifies the process of delivering any digital good to any
market under virtually any terms and conditions. Over 60,000 academic
institutions and departments trust Kivuto to manage and distribute software to
their students, faculty and staff. The company distributes software in 195
countries and supports 14 languages. www.kivuto.com.

CONTACT: Katie Hulan
         Marketing Services
         613-526-3005 ext. 125
         khulan@kivuto.com
 
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