Microsoft Dynamics 365 Licensing
What you should know: New Licensing model for Microsoft Dynamics 365 from October 2019
From October 1st,2019, Microsoft’s license pricing model for Dynamics 365 has changed. Initially, the customers had the option of purchasing licenses for the Unified Operations Plan and licenses for the Customer Engagement Plan. These plans where associated with Business Applications at a standard price per user. But after the new pricing release, the Unified Operations Plan and Dynamics 365 Plan will not be offered in the above-mentioned form.
So, why is there a change in the Microsoft Dynamics licensing model?
Microsoft is always in support of innovation in technology and always heads in developing Dynamics 365 offering. For instance, the innovation and research in Machine Learning, Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence (Customer Insights, Sales Insights) let the customer make and customize the licensing (mix and match). D365 licensing has always helped in customization.
This mix and match of Microsoft Dynamics 365 business applications let you choose the relevant application with the appropriate pricing for your business.
The New Licensing Model
The new D365 licensing model requires customers to have a basic license. This basic license pertains to the department in which the employee works mainly e.g. Microsoft Dynamics for Finance for a Finance employee. This basic license is purchased at a standard price. There are instances where the same employee also works or as some functional work in another business area in the organization. In such cases the employee as to “Attach” a new license that can be purchased at a fraction of the standard price. This model is also termed as the “A La Carte Model”.
This new change in the licensing price model will enable you as a customer to take licenses for the individual tasks for an employee in your organization. The core area of functionality of Sales, Field Service, Customer Service, Supply Chain Management, Project Service Automation, Retail, Finance, and Talent remains the same.