On-Premises to Online Transition Guide (Effective October 1, 2019)

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On-premises to Online Transition Guide written and researched by Lee House and Debbie Altham, respectively

DISCLAIMER All information contained herein is based on information provided to its partners as of July 2019. Information is subject to changed based on conditions and business decision of Microsoft. Sikich has no control over this information and can insure that the information herein is only accurate as of the date this blog is published.

Microsoft announced in July 2019 that there will be license changes for clients that are interested in moving from an On-Premise ERP Solution to a Microsoft Cloud ERP Solution. The discount associated with the purchase of the online software is a very aggressive offering from Microsoft. When a business models out the discount along with the cost benefits of running the software in the Microsoft Cloud, the client can quickly recognize the financial benefits associated with this Transition Offer.

This is a great way for any Dynamics on-premises customer to cost effectively transition their on-premise deployment of Dynamics to the Microsoft Cloud. In doing so, they will recognize not only the benefits of the Microsoft cloud, but more importantly the value of modern ERP.

Eligible Customers – All Dynamics on premise customers with active Software Assurance or Enhancement Plan are eligible, independent of licensed product, edition or version.

Eligible Products: Dynamics 365 On-Premise (CRM), Dynamics 365 On-Premise (AX), Dynamics 365 Business Central on Premise, Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV, Dynamics SL

Channels to Purchase: EA and CSP (Enterprise Agreement from Microsoft and Cloud Service Provider through Sikich)

From SA: NEW, EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2019: Single from SA SKU for each Dynamics 365 application license (Base/Attach SKUS) – From SA = Software Assurance is included in the monthly user price

Pricing: Up to 40% price list discount

Detailed FAQs

What is new to on-premise to cloud Offer?

The new on-premises to cloud program has a simple and clear eligibility that’s easier to execute and aligned to From SA license and pricing terms.

Who are the eligible on-premises customers?

All Dynamics on premise customer with active Software Assurance or Enhancement Plan are eligible.

What is the from SA License eligibility criteria?

Customers are eligible to use the From SA SKUs for the number of Dynamics on-premises licenses, with active and active Software Assurance or Enhancement Plan to migrate to Dynamics 365. Concurrent licensing conversion on Dynamics Price List products apply to the equivalent number of eligible online user or device licensees.

How do these changes impact customers?

New Customer: No longer eligibility to purchase the qualified offer SKUSs. On-premises customers are now eligible to purchase the From SA SKUs.

Existing Customer: May continue to add users from the qualified offer SKUs, currently on their subscription until renewal. At renewal customer are required to purchase the new From SA SKUs.

Have any questions about transitioning from on-premises to cloud ERP? Please contact our experts at any time.

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