Are you looking for ways to lower the cost of a Microsoft Dynamics GP system? Consider Limited User licenses that are 80% less expensive than full Dynamics GP user Licenses.
The Limited User license in Microsoft Dynamics GP is designed to give you a lower-cost alternative for extending ERP functionality to users who only need to perform limited tasks.
For example a business analyst or plant manager who does not need to process transactions, update master files or modify setup. But they can inquiry and report on any transaction and master file that they have been granted security to access.
First let’s get an overview of all the Dynamics GP license types.
Dynamics GP License Overview
There are three types of user licenses available for Microsoft Dynamics GP under the Perpetual Licensing Model:
Full Users – Concurrent user licenses, users can have full read/write access to Dynamics GP.
Limited Users – Concurrent user license, users can see (read) all information in Dynamics GP but can only enter their own employee information.
Self-Serve Users – Named user licenses, users can see and enter their own employee information only.
Keep in mind, everything above can be restricted further using Dynamics GP security, right down to the individual screen level.
What can a Dynamics GP Limited user do?
Limited user roles can be set for Financial, Inventory, Purchasing, Payroll and Sales tasks. Limited users can run reports, including SmartList reports.
Here is a detailed list of the Limited User roles and tasks they can perform:
Does every Dynamics GP Limited User license need a SQL CAL?
The official license guidelines say: “Each user accessing GP directly or indirectly via GP client or via Management Reporter or via any other mode must be licensed with a SQL CAL.” This is a cost that should be factored into the total per user price.
Can you use Microsoft Dynamics GP Limited Users?
If you are looking for ways to lower the total cost of your Microsoft Dynamics GP purchase, review your user roles and consider the less expensive Limited users as an option.
If you are interested in getting a budgetary estimate on the cost of a Microsoft Dynamics GP system, request a free automated Quick Quote at www.calszone.com/quick-quote.
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By CAL Business Solutions, Connecticut Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner, www.calszone.com