Monday, February 22, 2010

Important Business Portal Licensing Changes

Microsoft is adding tremendous capabilities as of May 1st, 2010 to what is now called Business Portal user licenses. This will be done through a user license called Dynamics Client Office (DCO) user license.

Prior to general availability, Existing or New Advanced Management, Professional (PRO) or Standard (STD) Edition Customers may wish to acquire substantial quantities of the less expensive BP user licenses now, knowing that they will have a trade-in towards the DCO User in Dynamics GP2010 (v11). This is a great one-time opportunity for customers to extend the read of Dynamics insight, productivity and collaboration throughout their organization by licensing as many BP Users as they can ever envision, and securing their trade-in rights to the highly valuable DCO user at a low cost today.

What does this mean to you? "DCO" is Microsoft Dynamics Client for Office, a light user for most employees in a customer's Dynamics implementation. It contains a right to access the Dynamics database directly, and a variety of product specific capabilities that make it useful to most employees in a customer organization. Examples of those capabilities in Dynamics GP2010 (v11) include:
  • Business Portal Employee and Customer Users
  • Analysis Cubes
  • Analysis Cubes Library
  • Management Reporter Viewer (replacement for FRx)
  • BI Components (Executive Centers & Dashboards, Excel Reports, SRS Reports)
  • Workflow
  • Search
  • Order Management
  • Requisition Management
  • Project T&E
  • Field Service Suite
  • Human Resources Management Self Service Suite
  • Database Access License
Now is the time for you to take advantage and buy Business Portal licenses at a very low cost!

As of general availability for Dynamics GP2010 (v11), Business Ready License customers that are currenly licensed for Business Portal will receive one DCO user for every licensed Business Portal user. Their system list price (SLP) used to calculate enhancement will remain unchanged because of our Microsoft Dynamics GP Microsoft Partner Confidential Protected List Price (PLP) policy. One DCO user will also be provided for the Business Portl included in each AM full access user licensed prior to the general availability for Dynamics GP2010 (v11).

DCO is available for both Business Ready Licensing Editions (BRL), Advanced Management (AM), and Business Essentials (BE). Availability on BE is new as of Dynamics GP2010 (v11). DCP is not available on Module Based Licensing (MBL) Professional (PRO) or Standard (STD) Editions.

The Module Based License customers, Business Portal employee and customer pricing will go up to $195 per user after May 1st, 2010.

Module Based License customers must continue to purchase a Business Portal license for access rights. Remember that License Model Transitions from Module Based License (MBL) to Business Ready Licensing (BRL) would be an excellent value because of the additional functionality you get in DCO.

Please contact your Collins Computing Account Manager for more information.

Phone (949) 457-0500