- the software licence cost
- maintenance and support
- implementation services
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Cost of the SoftwareThe Known Knowns There are two ways of paying for software, on-premise or in the cloud. On-premise, or a hosted solution, means the client buys the rights to use the software in perpetuity and installs it on their own server, wherever that may be located. The alternative is subscription based licensing which has gained in popularity in recent years as the cloud has developed and become more robust. Historically, the majority of ERP implementations have been on-premise. The advantage of on-premise is the control of both security and performance. Some of this is undoubtedly emotional and as people feel more confident in consuming technology on a rental basis we expect the demand for subscription based implementations to grow. Whilst TVision offers both on-premise and subscription implementations of Dynamics nav, This article looks at the costs involved in implementing an on-premise, perpetual Licence deployment of NAV 2017.
The Starter PackThe starter pack contains core functionality addressing business processes for accounts and distribution. It also includes three full user licences. This means a small company may only ever need the starter pack, enabling Microsoft to boast that companies can get up and running for less than £3,400!
Extended PackThe Extended Pack provides further functionality, addressing areas such as manufacturing, full jobs/projects and CRM. Please note that this means CRM within Dynamics NAV not Dynamics CRM. Our article Microsoft Dynamics NAV v Microsoft Dynamics CRM explains the differences. The price for the Extended Pack is just under £7,000. As with the Starter Pack, this is a one-off cost irrespective of the number of users.
Full UserA full user is a concurrent licence that can access all the system although the individual user may be restricted through the permissions associated with their log in. Full users cost £2,012 per user CAL.
Limited UserA limited user is a concurrent licence that can read all of the system but can only write to a limited area. Again, the individual actual user is restricted through the permissions associated with their log in. Limited users cost £402 per user CAL. The Known Unknowns
Additions to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV licenceAll implementations need to include the Starter Pack and any additional full user licenses. You may also need the Extended Pack and we can advise on this. Also consider how many limited user licenses will be needed. As a guideline, limited users are usually people who perhaps 10 years ago would not have been given access to the ERP system as it simply wasn’t cost effective or necessarily very helpful. With the development of ERP software, it is easier to give more access to more employees. A common split across an organisation is usually around 60% limited users to 40% full access users. Two common extensions to the basic NAV functionality are
- Jet Reports, an Excel plug-in that interrogates NAV data from Excel
- Continia document management and capture