What does the OEM agreement between IGEL OS and Lenovo entail?
- The agreement facilitates selling Lenovo devices preloaded with IGEL OS under a single SKU, simplifying customer and channel partners' purchasing and deployment process.
How does the single SKU benefit customers and partners?
- It streamlines procurement by combining hardware and software into one easy-to-manage package, ensures consistent pricing across any order size, and eliminates the need for IGEL deal registration, enhancing competitiveness.
Can Lenovo still sell IGEL licenses separately?
- Yes, Lenovo can offer IGEL licenses independently, particularly for customers looking to repurpose existing devices or in situations requiring deeper discounts.
Are OEM products available through Configure To Order (CTO)?
- Initially, yes. The products are available via CTO, with plans to include TopSeller configurations once the standard factory preload is updated.
Which Lenovo devices are compatible with the IGEL preload?
- Specific models like
- L14 AMD g4,
- Neo50q Thin Client g4,
- M75q g2
Are compatible, ensuring a range of options for different customer needs.
When do IGEL licenses activate?
- Activation occurs once the customer receives the devices and only after they register their device.
What if the preloaded firmware version isn't the latest?
- Customers may need to update their device firmware to activate the OEM license, or Lenovo can pre-install newer firmware versions through ITC services.
Can licenses be transferred if a device fails?
- Yes, licenses can be migrated to a new device, providing flexibility and security for the investment.
Is the renewal cost for these bundled licenses higher?
- No, renewal and support migration costs align with IGEL's standard pricing and discount tiers, ensuring no unexpected expenses for customers.
Does the bundled IGEL license sale count towards Services revenue?
- Absolutely, sales of IGEL SBBs through this agreement contribute towards software attainment goals, similar to previous arrangements.