- 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 pays a monthly subscription and installs it on their own server, wherever that may be located. The alternative is subscription based cloud licensing. 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.
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.
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.
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. The Known Unknowns
Additions to the Microsoft Dynamics 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 functionality are
- Jet Reports, an Excel plug-in that interrogates NAV data from Excel
- Continia document management and capture