The Real Reasons You Don't Want to Lean on Your Partner's License When Launching Microsoft Dynamics NAV
The partner organization implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV for you may postpone the actual purchase of your license until the project is fairly close to go-live. In the meantime, it does the development and the testing on-site (or off-site) using its own partner license.
Consultants have many arguments (or better: excuses) to justify this practice, but as end-user of the system, you have many benefits in having the license available early in the project, and many risks if you wait until the latest. So, when should your consultant actually order the NAV license for you?