Pricing & Licensing Update

From today, Microsoft announced there will be changes to future licensing policies for the Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV platforms. As each organisation is unique please get in touch to discuss how these changes will affect you.

Pricing & Licensing Update

For more information on these changes, head over to our Annual Customer Day article.

Key Points to Note:

If you want to discuss this, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The two commercial options available for you for purchasing Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise are:


If you decide to stay on Perpetual then Microsoft will give you 2 named users for every concurrent user you have on your licence. There are 2 types of named user – Essentials and Premium, the latter being for those companies using Manufacturing and/or Service Management.

If you have limited users today, then they will be traded on a 1-for-1 basis for the new Team Member user. Device licences will also be done on a 1-for-1. Your version of Dynamics NAV and the functionality you have purchased will dictate what your trade-in is worth. It’s probably worth checking now to see what you are entitled to.


If you opt for the Subscription licence model then Microsoft has announced several options that acknowledge your years of commitment to the Dynamics brand:

Option 1

You can transition fully to a subscription-based model and receive a 40% discount off the monthly subscription price. Customers that chose this route will no longer be paying BREP.

Option 2 

You can transition to a subscription-based model but choose to carry on paying your BREP. For customers taking this route, they will be given an 80% discount off the monthly subscription price.

Which One?

Regardless of which option you choose, you will have the opportunity to use the Cloud Add-On for an additional monthly fee per user. This means you can have an on-premise or private cloud solution that syncs key data to the Microsoft cloud enabling you to take advantage of the Intelligent Edge, a set of cloud-based connected systems and devices that gather and analyse your data, giving users get real-time insights and experiences.

These discounts will be in place until 30th June 2021.

Pricing will be different for every customer, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with your Account Manager and we can look at all of your options, advising on the best route.

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Pricing & Licensing Update