If you are using a version of Dynamics GP prior to Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 then you might be impacted by a new price increase for additional users that takes effect July 1, 2014.
Here is the background:
With the launch of Dynamics GP 2013 Microsoft introduced a new simplified licensing model called Perpetual Licensing.
The old licensing models were:
BRL – Business Ready Licensing (introduced in July 2006 with the Business Essentials and Advanced Management editions where every user has access to all the modules in that edition)
MBL – Module Based Licensing (prior to 2006 companies purchased specific modules they needed at a more granular level)
Many existing Dynamics GP customers are still using systems with the old BRL or MBL licensing models and price lists. But in order to encourage you to transition up to the Perpetual Licensing model, Microsoft has announced some changes.
1) A Price Increase for MBL and BRL Additional Users Goes Into Effect July 1, 2014
|Current User Price||New User Price (as of 7/1/2014)|
|BRL Business Essentials||$2250||$2600|
|BRL Advanced Management||$2985-$3980 tiered||No change|
|MBL Professional||$1850-$2100 tiered||$2600 (elimination of all price tiers)|
|MBL Standard||$750||No change|
|MBL User Based Pricing||n/a||$2600|
Note: This price increase does not impact the Protected List Price of users licensed by existing customers prior to 1 July 2014, subject to the then applicable Customer Services and Support Policy.
2) All New Systems Sold After July 1, 2014 Will Be On Perpetual Licensing
After Perpetual Licensing was announced Microsoft still allowed customers to buy older versions under the old licensing models if that made more financial sense for them. (Although we never saw anyone do this). But that is coming to an end. Starting July 1, 2014, new customers will only be able to license Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 (or newer).
What does this mean for you?
If you think that you will need more users in the next 6 to 12 months, there is no better time to buy those users than before the prices go up on 1 July 2014.
Now is a great time to look at Perpetual Licensing – a new simplified licensing model with one edition, one functionality pack, and two user types.
Hint: If you are not sure what licensing model you have look at your customer information in CustomerSource. If your system is called Professional or Standard then you are on the MBL pricing model. If it says Business Essentials or Advanced Management then you are on the BRL model. If you are on Dynamics GP 2013 (or newer) you are on Perpetual Licensing.
If you need additional users but you are not sure what license plan you are currently on, please contact your partner, CAL Business Solutions. 860-485-0910
BRL – Business Ready Licensing (introduced in July 2006)
MBL – Module Based Licensing (prior to 2006)
UBP – User Based Pricing
BE – Business Essentials
AM – Advanced Management
By Anya Ciecierski, CAL Business Solutions,