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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Licensing

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Licensing offers a flexible subscription-model to accommodate diverse and shifting roles in a secure and cost-effective way.

Dynamics 365 Licensing Changes: What to Expect

Starting October 1 2019 Microsoft is making changes to how Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) product family is sold and priced for both existing customers and new users alike. Based on Microsoft’s customer feedback, the new D365 licensing and pricing options gives companies more flexibility to only pay for the products that they need while allowing for new features and functions to be added in a more cost effective way.

Now, more than ever, having the right information and guidance is critical to making the most out of the D365 family of products. Let Avantiico’s Cloud Licensing Team help you better understand your licensing options today and get you the best licensing offer before October 1st 2019.

The Avantiico licensing resources show current as well as future licensing  terms and terminology. 

Current Finance & Operations Unified Plan Licensing

In the current Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Operations licensing model for Finance & Operations (valid until October 1st 2019), Microsoft refers to users as Full Users of the Application and Additional Users. Examples of Full Users for Finance & Operations are accounting team employees, controllers and supply chain managers. Additional Users with fewer features needs are Activity Users using subsets of the Microsoft 365 Finance & Operations application or Team Member users using select subsets of the application. Device Users can also be considered Additional Users. 

Application Based Licensing

Microsoft's Application Based Licensing gives team members access to the applications your organization has chosen to integrate within Dynamics 365. Apps within Microsoft Dynamics 365 include Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance & Operations, Project Service Automation and more. This licensing model is appropriate for organizations looking to give their users 'Full Access' across apps.

Plan Based Licensing

Dynamics 365 Plans offer a tiered-pricing model based on the number of licenses instead of separating segmenting licensing by apps like Microsoft has done to date. With cross-channel collaboration, simple workflows running and an easy to use interface, the Dynamics 365 Plans available offer flexible ways of giving users "Full Access" to the apps they need the most in your organization.

Full User Vs. Additional User

Light Usage Subscriptions for Additional Users

While continuously updating its Licensing, Microsoft has considered additional users who may not require access to as many apps as Full Users. Microsoft refers to Light Users as Team Members and offers a flexible and affordable way to involve your entire organization without adding un-necessary overhead costs. These individual users can be licensed with Dynamics 365 Team Members or Dynamics 365 Operations – Activity SL for Dynamics 365 for Talent and Dynamics 365 for Retail subscriptions. 

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Flexible Licensing for Growing Businesses

The three licensing scenarios above (App Subscriptions, Plans and Team Members) can be combined. For example an organization could choose their license types by role or by individual apps and mix and match those licenses across those business. Certain features and capabilities are not available in standalone Dynamics 365 Plans and have to be licensed through Unified Operations Plan applications. Avantiico can help your business determine which licenses are right for you, the purchase requirements involved all-while considering your company’s growth in the Microsoft ecosystem along the way. 

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