Nowadays, many companies are leaving their comfort zone of an on-premises ERP and taking the plunge to move their network to the cloud. Why?
Well, for starters, we live in the year 2021, and while there are many things we may not be sure of, there is definitely one thing we can be sure of when it comes to cloud migration—it is now more within reach than ever. This is because of the new Bridge to Cloud Promotion from Microsoft. This brand-new offer gives clients the opportunity to essentially “try out” the next best thing, which is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365BC).
Trying Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 BC
Many Sikich’s clients working with Dynamics NAV or Dynamics GP benefit from purchasing an Annual Enhancement Plan each year. This Enhancement Plan gives our clients access to Microsoft updates and support, upgrade rights, and so much more.
However, with the cloud becoming more prevalent among small and large companies alike, our decision-makers felt the need to jump on this bandwagon. One of the major setbacks of following through with a migration of this size is pricing. This new promotion focuses on the licensing aspect of D365 BC. A traditional cloud license transition would provide our clients 40% off the base price with the Enhancement Plan Promotion for a three-year term. With this Dynamics NAV/GP to Dynamics 365 BC promotion, the client would receive 60% off BC Cloud licenses! Additionally, as if that were the only incentive, the client can receive dual usage of both Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 BC Cloud licenses.
Here is where the “try-out” begins. The client is able to test and migrate to BC while continuing to receive full Dynamics NAV Enhancement Plan benefits. Customers will enter a three-year commitment giving our clients plenty of time to test out the BC environment. Then, after three years, clients can fully start utilizing D365 BC and say goodbye to their on-premise system.
What makes this promotion a no-brainer to take advantage of is that the cost of licenses must be equal to their current annual enhancement plan cost. Most companies budget for their annual cost for enhancement, so this promo is essentially baked into your annual expenses! Not to mention, they also have access to cloud licenses. Talk about a win-win.
While we are on the subject of budgeting, it is also a locked-in three-year term. Knowing your licensing costs for this length of time in advance could easily take the stress out of that dreaded budget plan meeting.