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Used software purchase partner

Used software: Purchase via an MRM partner

When, due to an over-licensing or other business decisions, software licenses are no longer needed, they can be put to good use and find a new owner. MRM Distribution therefore purchases idle Microsoft software from volume licensing agreements – only within the European economic area.

This means that if a customer of an MRM (vendor) partner has software licenses to sell, these are purchased by MRM in order to pass them on to its extensive network of partners and thus extends the lifecycle of unused software licenses.

The B2B model of purchasing licenses via MRM partners is complemented by another area: the purchase of software directly from companies.

IT products that MRM purchases:

  • Windows PC / Server operating systems:
    From full version Windows XP OEM/SB to Windows 10 Enterprise Upgrade LTSC as well as Windows Server

  • Server access licenses:
    Device and User CALs as well as Core and Enterprise CAL Suites

  • Microsoft server systems:
    Windows | Exchange | SQL | SharePoint
  • Applications:
    Microsoft Office Standard and Professional Plus as well as Project and Visio

All products should be within the official Microsoft Product Lifecycle. This currently applies to all versions between 2016 and 2021. Licenses must be fully paid for and owned by the original purchaser.

The most important advantages for MRM partners

As a partner, you benefit from unique partner advantages:

Building trust
By working with a trusted distribution partner like MRM, your company’s industry expertise is confirmed for the long term.

Customer analysis
Before MRM buys used software, we always take stock of the license situation of your customers: Information on the basis of which you can ideally create your offer.

Additional service
The procurement of MRM software purchase increases the loyalty to your customers through the additional, attractive range of offers from refurbished hardware to software asset management.

After the successful completion of a license purchase from a company arranged by you, you will receive a brokerage commission from us agreed with you in advance.

Purchase of used software: Become a MRM distribution partner now

You, as an IT reseller, managed IT services provider or system house, have customers who want to sell their used software? Arrange for the purchasing through MRM.

Register now as a distribution partner using the registration form and benefit from MRM’s services for your customers.

The MRM B2B team reviews each registration form individually and then contacts you personally to inform you about a possible inclusion. Over 4,700 partners are part of the MRM network today.

Sales cooperation: purchase of used software and so much more

A distribution partnership with MRM benefits from the economic and resource-saving reuse of used software. And the offer of MRM Distribution goes far beyond that: From refurbished hardware to workflow automation and professional email encryption. Provide your customers with the best solutions for a modern yet sustainable IT.

The most important advantages for end customers

Your customers will also benefit from unique advantages when selling their used software to MRM through you:

Value creation cycle
As soon as your customers sell second-hand software, they are part of the lifecycle IT. This means that by reselling idle IT products, no new products have to be produced for a software buyer and resources are conserved.

MRM guarantees a non-binding inventory of the existing used software. Only when overlicensing – i.e. the existence of too many licenses – has been determined, does a possible cooperation start.

No overlicensing
When idle licenses are sold, the IT infrastructure is brought up to date and the profitability of your customers is increased.

When sold, unused software provides the financial injection that is often needed to be able to implement cloud services or hybrid solutions in companies.

Reference project


Sebastian Barone

Senior Purchasing Manager

Your contact person is there for you

Contact our expert for software purchase, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have:

„The purchase of no longer required software from the initial buyer by MRM integrates the investment in software into a sustainable value creation cycle. The released capital can be reinvested - competently advised by you as MRM partner - in a targeted manner in new, agile IT, whether in on-premise, cloud or hybrid scenarios.“

Christian Bedel | Managing Director