Microsoft has announced a new "Perpetual Pricing" model effective with the release of Microsoft Dynamics GP '2013'. This change will affect both existing and new Microsoft Dynamics customers as early as October 1, 2012. Some of these changes are “Crazy Good” for existing customers (see my tips below).
With this new pricing model, new customers will have a simplified pricing structure to peruse when purchasing the appropriate software package for their business. Basically there is a
- If a customer does NOT own the Integration Manager Module, but is considering adding it to their module list (retail $5,000), I encourage you to purchase it now. Once Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 is released, the price for the Integration Suite is $10,000. Yes, it includes other items, but it still costs $10K.
- A company contemplating adding Payroll and Human Resources could WAIT to purchase the modules until transitioning and get unlimited employees for both within the new “Starter Pack”! However, if Advanced Payroll or HR might be needed in the future, then I suggest purchasing Payroll for 100 employees now ($3,000) and Advanced Payroll at $3,000 since adding Advanced Payroll/HR will be $7,000 after 10/1/2012.
- If you envision purchasing Smartlist Builder soon, buy it NOW to save $50. Currently the module is $1,950; after 10/1/2012 it will be $2,000.
- If after updating to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013, your company might need Returns Management or Project Accounting, the least expensive way to get those modules would be to add "Available to Promise" (for $2,000) now (if you own Inventory) so your transition mapping will include the "Extended Pack".
- Lastly, the FANTASTIC NEWS that existing customers current on their enhancement plan now will get UNLIMITED Management Reporter Designers and Viewers with the Starter Pack! So, no need to purchase additional Management Reporter licenses to plan for the upgrade to GP2013 and future implementation of Management Reporter! I know many of my smaller clients who share their reports with many employees will LOVE this one!
If you want to move forward with some of these actions,
*These tips are based on Microsoft Published documents and conversations with Microsoft employees regarding expected pricing terms.
By Abra Lynne Gilman, Senior Consultant,