Microsoft Dynamics CRM Software, Licensing Tips for SME
Small and medium enterprises based customers can buy MS Dynamics CRM software licenses using following software licensing programs by Microsoft.
Let’s consider following example.
A Customer belongs to SME Sector wanted to buy CRM Software licenses for their Organization. First of all they should know about the eco system of the Microsoft and under this eco system the need to engage with Microsoft certified partner who will help you and introduce you the licensing programs which suits your organization, and suggest you what you need to do in order to have the licenses, MS certified partner will help you and your organization to go through with right licensing option to buy CRM Software Licenses.
In order to help you in selecting right licensing option, Partner may ask some queries to you in order to analyze your requirements; some of the common questions are given below:
How many licenses of CRM Software are needed at your company, is it in between 5 to 250 licenses,
If your answer is “Yes” then another question can be raised by the partner that; do you want to stay with the current software and spread their license payments over three year?
If your answer is “No”, than Partner might suggest you to selection software licensing solutions available under Open License Program because it offers savings and flexibility to acquire software licenses as need and when required.
Furthermore Partner may raise another query; do you need the lowest up front cost and/or do you want to subscribe the software?
If the answer is “No” then Partner will suggest you purchase their software licenses under Open Value Non Companywide Option because it includes software assurance benefits and flexibility to spread the payment over three years.
Suggestion: You can start with one Dynamics CRM Software Server license and at least 4 CRM CALs. This is how you fulfill minimum software license requirement under both the available options Open license program and open Value Program.