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Is Now The Best Time Ever To Buy Microsoft Dynamics NAV?


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Just a few days ago, Microsoft announced the return of the exciting “Give Me 5” promotion, which allows future Dynamics NAV users to take advantage of exclusive discounts. Under the terms of the new promotion, customers can benefit from two alternatives: 1. “Give Me 5 Starter,” which delivers the basic functionality of the Starter Pack ; and 2. “Give Me 5 + 2 Extended,” which includes the Starter Pack together with the Extended Pack.

Cost and Functionality

Especially developed for small organizations, “Give Me 5 Starter” provides one of the best licensing models for a company getting started with Dynamics NAV. With this pack, 5 users will have full access permission to core financial, payroll, human resources, banking, and distribution functionality for only $4,000. Additionally, it enables remote access, allowing users to control different business activities from virtually any location around the globe. Considering that the Starter Pack alone costs $5,000, “Give Me 5 Starter” is a very generous offer.

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On the other side, “Give Me 5 + 2 Extended” makes available a licensing model for 7 full users, who can access basic and advanced functionality, including project, manufacturing, and customer relationship management features, for only $13,500. Integrated with core functionality, these features allow users to control different business areas in manufacturing environments, ranging from shop floors and warehouses to customers and suppliers. Since the Starter and Extended packs cost around $10,000, the “Give Me 5 + 2 Extended” offer essentially gives you the opportunity to buy 7 licenses for only $3,500.

Aimed at encouraging new users to discover the benefits offered by Dynamics NAV, both offers come with an extended time frame, being available from now through December 27, 2014. While the two packs are only valid with the Perpetual Licensing plan, a great aspect is that there are no other restrictions. This means that you can customize the system the way you want – even include third-party software components – and still benefit from these promotions.

Though similar to last year’s “Give Me 5” offers, current “Give Me 5” promotions are more generous, significantly reducing ERP implementation costs.

Offer Exclusions

Basically, anyone can benefit from these two offers. However, specific exclusions do apply. To begin with, both promotions are available for Dynamics NAV 2013, and are only given to new customers. Additionally, first-year maintenance isn’t included, which means that support fees must be covered separately. Fees will be calculated according to Microsoft Dynamics price list. Any add-ons installed in addition to the modules and features included in the two packs must also be paid separately, as per Microsoft price list.

What Else Do You Need?

The current licensing models offered by Microsoft are truly advantageous. But there is one more thing you need in order to make the most of this system: a reliable partner. This is because project success doesn’t depend on the price you pay, but on the professional expertise of the implementation team along with the working relationship the service provider is able to build with customers.

We can’t deny it: promotions are always great. Yet the fundamental driver for investing in a new ERP system should be that it does a good job. Coming down to Dynamics NAV, high-end technical and functional abilities have already turned this solution into one of the most popular ERP alternatives for SMEs. But this doesn’t mean that the “Give Me 5 Starter” and “Give Me 5 + 2 Extended” plans will make more organizations want this ERP system; it only means that more companies will be able to afford to buy and implement an intelligent, end-to-end business solution, able to grow with them.

For further information about Dynamics NAV and the latest Microsoft offers, we invite you to contact us at Clients First.

by Clients First Business Solutions



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