Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Important Microsoft Dynamics Licensing Changes to FRx

Effective May 1st, 2010 Management Reporter will be the replacementfor FRx in the future.

What does this mean to you? As of May 1, 2010, you will no longer be able to purchase licenses for any of the Frx components. If you choose to continue to use Frx beyond May 1, 2010 and feel you may need additional users, now is the time to purchase them.

Management Reporter is the new Corporate Performance Management product. This new release includes functionality for financial statements. Management Reporter is Microsoft's reporting engine that will be used across all Dynamics Products, and will therefore be receiving substantial and consistent investment and support by Microsoft.

Existing customers current on maintenance will continue to have FRx capabilities licensed after this change. The support for these modules will fall under the Dynamics GP 10.0 product lifecycle. In order to ensure a smooth transition to Management Reporter, FRx licenses will be consolidated.

1. FRx will be consolidated into two User Types, with no loss of capabilities

- FRx Designer User
- FRx Viewer User

2. Customers automatically receivce Management Reporter licenses for no addt'l license fees.
They are generally matched with the addition of Management Reporter.

- Management Reporter Designer Users
- Management Reporter Viewer Users

Can Existing Customers continue to use FRx under Dynamics GP "11"? Yes. FRx licenses will be repackaged for simplicity and remain on Existing Customers' accounts for their use. At a time of the customer's choosing, they can replace their FRx reporting with Management Reporter.

Please contact your Collins Computing Account Manager for more information.
Phone (949) 457-0500

**NOTE Customers may therefore choose to move from their FRx solution to their Management Reporter solution at a time of their choosing.