End Customer Investment Funds (ECIF)

June 26, 2023

The End Customer Investment Funds (ECIF) program, formerly known as Business Investment Funds (BIF) or Customer Investment Funds (CIF), allows Microsoft to allocate financial resources within the fiscal budget to pay for services to end-customers in support of Microsoft products and solutions.

This program has been established to ensure that Microsoft customers have access to the necessary support and services to maximize the benefits of Microsoft products and solutions. Through ECIF, Microsoft provides resources to both internal teams and external parties to assist customers with implementation, configuration, training, and other support services.

Internal services engagements are carried out by teams within Microsoft, such as Enterprise Services, CSS (Customer Service and Support), and Premier/Unified Support. These teams have extensive knowledge of Microsoft products and solutions and work closely with customers to support their specific needs.

Externally, customers can leverage services engagements through ECIF-approved suppliers, partners, and other external parties. These external parties have been carefully selected and approved by Microsoft to ensure they possess the required expertise and capacity to deliver high-quality services to end-customers.

Through the ECIF program, Microsoft aims to help customers successfully implement and utilize Microsoft products and solutions. By utilizing the available funds, end-customers can benefit from support and services that assist them in maximizing their investment in Microsoft technologies.

It is important to emphasize that the ECIF program is often overlooked during contract negotiations, despite the availability of budget from Microsoft for such investments. At BeSharp Experts, we understand the importance of fully leveraging all the opportunities that Microsoft offers, including the available investment funds.

As experienced experts in Microsoft license contracts, we can assist you in conducting successful negotiations. Our goal is to obtain the best price and contract terms for your organization, and we are well-versed in the ECIF opportunities provided by Microsoft.

Our team of negotiation specialists can guide you in identifying and utilizing the available ECIF funds, enabling you to receive the necessary support and services to maximize your Microsoft investment.

Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you in optimizing your Microsoft license contracts and accessing the benefits of the ECIF program. Together, we will ensure that your organization fully capitalizes on the investment opportunities offered by Microsoft.