This blog is about the possibilities of implementing ERP solution Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the construction industry. We will discuss about question „Is construction industry ready for ERP?
Of course, I will post about standard NAV, as well :)
Q: “I’m considering a Microsoft business solution. What kind of licensing options are available?”
A: Be sure to look up this clip: msft.it/6014wPOj (watch this short whiteboard session to learn about the various licensing options are available for small and midsized businesses when they choose a business solution from Microsoft. This video applies to Microsoft's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) products for small and midsized businesses)
I’ve already written about licensing in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and comparison between BRL and Perpetual license models. This is my old text, but I've now amended it.
Microsoft is launching Perpetual Licensing for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. Perpetual Licensing provides a step forward by simplifying how customers purchase NAV2013. The entire solution can be licensed via four core components: The Starter Pack, the Extended Pack, the Full User and the Limited User. Additional configuration components are also available.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is only available under the new Perpetual Licensing model. When existing customers upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, they will also need to transition from either Module Based Licensing or Business Ready Licensing to Perpetual Licensing using the transition upgrade path that depends on when customers first acquired their active Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution.
The License Migration Transition (LMT) upgrade applies to all customers who acquired their currently active Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution before October 1, 2012 irrespective of when customers choose to execute the upgrade. The LMT upgrade offers a simplified path that maps existing functionality and users to a new solution configuration that is at least comparable to the old configuration (except for discontinued functionality).
Migration of user type will be as:
Where is problem? My colleagues often say they don’t know what is Starter functionality and where starting Extended pack. They are well known BRL functionality, but BRL and Perpetual are not exactly the same. BE and Starter are similar, also AM and Extended. But, there exist differences. Because, I prepare next comparative granule table (in attachment). I hope that this will help in your work.
If a customer has more than three users accessing the application at the same time (concurrent users), it must acquire additional user licenses beyond the first three Full User licenses included with the Starter Pack.
Access to the Dynamics ERP solution functionality is licensed through user licenses on a concurrent user basis. Concurrent user licenses are based on the maximum number of users that may access the Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution simultaneously. Concurrent user licenses can be shared between multiple individuals with the limitation being the number of individuals that are able to access the ERP solution at the same time.
Unlike named user licenses, which are permanently assigned to an individual, concurrent user licenses are assigned temporarily to a user for the duration of their active session. Once that individual ends the active session, the license becomes available for use by another individual.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 contain two concurrent user “counters”— one for Full Users and another one for Limited Users—in order to keep track of how many users are concurrently logged in.
Full User licenses provide users full read and full write capabilities to all of the licensed solution functionality through any and all modes of access, including the Windows Client, the Web Client and Microsoft SharePoint Client or any other mode of access going through the API (including Web Services). Full User licenses are for users requiring unlimited read and write access. As long as the number of users needing simultaneous access to the solution does not exceed the number of Full User licenses you have acquired, these users are properly licensed for full read and write access to the complete solution functionality.
Limited User licenses provide users full read but limited yet powerful write capabilities to all of the licensed solution functionality through any and all modes of access including the Windows Client. The Limited User license is designed to give you a lower-cost alternative for extending ERP to users who only need to perform limited task as defined in the Perpetual Licensing Guide.
What is the limitation if it is “powerful write capabilities to all of the licensed solution”?! I must to describe details, because answer can be a little confuse. These are “limitations”:
The following tables do not count towards the maximum of three permitted for Limited Users in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, because they are already included in Limited User license model:
This practically means that Limited User can use for write in 74 tables (71 default tables and 3 tables by their choice).
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