Microsoft Dynamics Licensing

Licensing options from the ground to the cloud…

Line of business applications sit at the heart of an organisations business processes. This means that businesses typically have a more measured approach when looking at options for replacement or upgrade.

There has been significant growth in cloud based application deployment, especially in areas such as CRM, small business accounting and specific business process areas such as HR and payroll. However as businesses get larger and their IT systems become more complex and integrated this increases the need for a careful review of options.

This means that business start at different places and move at different speeds with a hybrid approach being the logical solution. One consequence of this is that there are many licensing options to consider and optimising these will be essential for cost effective licensing.

Rhipe understand this and we have worked with Microsoft to establish ourselves as the only licensing aggregator who can provide the flexibility across licensing programs to meet the needs of the real world.

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In summary

  • Hybrid is the logical model for complex line of business applications
  • Flexible licensing solutions are needed
  • Rhipe have the knowledge and access to the necessary licensing programs

What licensing options are available?

Dynamics products can be licensed in multiple ways as the list below indicates.

rhipe can support the licensing needs of businesses and service providers (hosters or Dynamics specialists) to ensure the right hybrid solution can be delivered.

  • Perpetual Licensing; Customer owns License, annual maintenance fee
  • SPLA ; per user per month in arrears. For all Dynamics Products
  • Dynamics Subscription Licensing; Per user per month in advance. For Dynamics NAV & GP only
  • LSP; AX & CRM when sold via Enterprise Agreement

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If you have a single tenant environment (Dedicated physical server), you can provide the infrastructure under SPLA (Windows SPLA) and the customer can bring their own Microsoft Apps without the need to have SA. This  only applies if the end user has purchased through volume licenses program and no other non-SPLA Microsoft licensing channels. Previously the only way you could mix SPLA with end user licenses was through License Mobility, now you don`t require SA if this is on a physically dedicated server. SA and License Mobility still required if you want to bring end user licenses to your shared hosted/multi-tenant environment.

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Simple answer is YES.  Although embedded within the Dynamics specific use rights etc there is a similar License Mobility construct that allows your customer to bring their licensing to your "as a service" offerings.

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