Budget is often the criteria that drives organizations directly to one or other solution. Affordability is critical as a short-funded project can represents a real business risk. Not allowing enough budget is like planning a road trip with no stops allowed and only just enough gas to reach your destination.
Both BC and F&SCM subscription costs are available on the Microsoft website.
The BC SAAS application that includes Manufacturing and Service Management is $100*/user/month for all features/functions. The solution without these functions is $70*/user/month. A Team user is available for read only and basic transactions, and a Device user is available for shared devices like scanners and POS terminals.
The BC on-premise option uses the traditional up-front purchase + annual maintenance model for software licensing. Full users are $2000* each and maintenance currently remains at 16%. For an on-premises installation, budgets also need to include the infrastructure including hardware and platform (operating systems, databases etc.) Almost all of our clients install on the Azure cloud rather than hosting their own systems in house.
F&SCM is $210*/user/month for all features/functions of both Finance and Supply Chain suites. Finance and Supply Chain can be purchased separately, with base and attach pricing. A lower function Activity user is also available, as is a read only license and a device user.
Implementation costs vary widely depending on the scope and complexity of the project. Typically, BC projects for clients upgrading from GP or NAV start at about $50k, average around $300k and can then run up to the millions for large projects with many users, many ISV’s, and many functions.
Full service F&SCM projects typically start at around $400k for Financials migrations and can extend to the multi millions, again, depending on the size and scale of the project, and whether you’re upgrading from the latest on-premises version or your coming from an older version of AX or another solution entirely.
* Current at time of writing. Please refer to Microsoft Pricing online to verify