Dynamics 365’s New Streamlined Pricing
Working with Dynamics 365 pricing has been a hassle, understanding how it works and how to properly explain it to a customer without them getting confused, especially customers coming from Dynamics CRM. So finding out about the new pricing for Dynamics 365 coming in Spring of 2018 was exciting to me and I wanted to share it with our customers and readers.
Microsoft will be offering a single collection of Dynamics 365 applications for customers of all sizes and complexities, across all lines of business – Sales, Marketing, Service, Finance, Operations, and Talent. Instead of offering the (e.g. “Business edition” and”Enterprise edition”), Microsoft will focus on enabling any organization to choose from different price points for each line of business application, based on the level of capabilities and capacity they need to meet their specific needs. For example, in Spring 2018, Dynamics 365 for Sales will offer additional price point(s) with different level(s) of functionality.
This new change is truly suited for organizations of all sizes and complexities but, Microsoft has realized that smaller businesses sometimes prefer an end-to-end business management solution, instead of an application for each individual line of business within their organization. To meet this need, Microsoft will offer a new end-to-end business management cloud solution, which will be an expansion of Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Business Editions adding the full capabilities of Dynamics NAV. Microsoft is delivering this new end-to-end business management cloud solution as two distinct offerings, which consumers can buy through their partner channel, or us, CGNET.
- A Microsoft Dynamics 365 cloud application, which enables partners participating in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program to deliver a single business management cloud solution to their customers – across key business process areas such as sales, financial management, project management, and operations.
- A business application platform for ISVs, which enables partners who qualify for the Microsoft ISV Cloud Embed program to build and offer vertical cloud solutions directly to customers to meet their unique needs.
For the SMB that wants to install their business management solution on-premises, Microsoft will continue to offer Dynamics NAV, Dynamics GP, and Dynamics SL, Dynamics NAV 2018 and Dynamics GP 2018 will become generally available later this calendar year.
I hope the pricing simplification that will take place with Dynamics 365 excites you as much as it does me!
I found the information in this post through this Microsoft Dynamics 365 article.