From October 1st 2019, Microsoft NAV subscription prices will be increased and aligned with the Business Central on-premise subscription pricing model.. We recommend that you have a chat with the Creative Dynamics consultants to find out what these new price implications may mean for your business.
Tips for Business Central on-premises deactivation & upgrade
Dynamics NAV Customers upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises are restricted from reducing the value of their Protected List Price (PLP) for 36 months prior to the upgrade. This means that you cannot deactivate modules in the license in the 36 months before the date of the upgrade.
If there has been deactivation of modules, our customers will need to re-purchase users or functionality to re-establish the highest PLP license value of the last 36 months.
This policy took effect back in October 1st 2018. Any deactivations that have taken place before this date are excluded from this policy.
Business Central Essential to Premium Users
Business Central Premium Users include all functionalities of the Essential user plus Service Order Management & Manufacturing.
In a Business Central license, it is possible to go from the Essential user to Premium user via a Step Up order. The costs are the difference in amounts between the Essential users and Premium users plus enhancement.
Dynamics NAV customers without an Extended pack can do two things to receive Premium Users when upgrading to Business Central.
- Purchase the Extended Pack before upgrading
- Upgrade to Business Central and do a Step Up order from Essential Users to Premium Users.
To best decide which options is the best for your business, it is advised that you check the number of user in a license. If there are 3 users in a license, it would be cheaper to transition to Business Central first and then do an upgrade. If there are many users in a license, it is cheaper to first purchase the Extended Pack and then transition to Business Central.
Please note: All Dynamics NAV users in the license before October 1st 2018 will be transitioned with the ratio 1:2. For example, when transitioning a NAV license with only a Starter Pack (which included 3 users) to a Business Central, the Business Central license will include 6 Essential users. When doing a Step Up order to Premium Users, you would need to pay the Step up costs for all 6 users.
If you are unsure how these changes will impact your business or even the most cost-effective route for you, the Creative team is here to help. So give us a call on 01628 660600 and our experts will be happy to advise on the best way forward for you.