Demystifying Business Ready Licensing for Dynamics GP

Early in 2007, Microsoft began explaining its new Business Ready Licensing model for its Dynamics solutions. But a year later, there's still a lot of confusion! It's time to see if we can clear things up, at least for Dynamics GP. 

Business Ready Licensing is Microsoft's attempt to get rid of individual purchasing of modules and move toward a "happy meal" type of approach for product purchases in the Dynamics line. With Business Ready Licensing, customers get a bundle of modules based on their licensing level. Actually, this is good for everyone. Microsoft gets greater adoption of more modules. Resellers get the opportunity to sell more services around these products. Customers get more options for future growth and avoid being nickeled-and-dimed.

Essentially, there are two license levels and two á la carte groups beyond the license levels.


Requires FREE Membership to View

Become a Member Joining gives you free, unlimited access to news, analysis, white papers, case studies, product brochures, and more, and it’s all FREE. You’ll also receive periodic email newsletters with the latest relevant articles and content updates.
About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a former Microsoft MVP (2007-2018) for Business Solutions. He is the author or coauthor of 5 books related to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Mark also maintains the Dynamics GP focused website He speaks and writes regularly about ERP related topics. Mark has been a controller and CFO for a division of a publicly traded company and he has  worked as a consultant implementing ERP solutions. Mark holds additional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) , Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dynamics Credentialed Professional for Dynamics GP 2015 (Core Install and Core Financials), Xero Certified. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. Mark lives with his family in Florida.

Read full bio...