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Microsoft Announces New Incentives to Buyers of Dynamics CRM

by Jason Gumpert

Microsoft has announced three new incentives to encourage prospective purchases of Dynamics CRM to complete their purchases.

1. New customers will be able to complete their purchases in equal payments over three years, without any interest charge. "While other vendors have significantly raised their maintenance fees over the past year, Microsoft has not only held its enhancement rates steady, but has also launched a number of money-saving offers, again raising the bar for customer services established earlier through Microsoft's Business Ready Customer Care," the company said. 

2. Heavy discounts to customers switching over from competitor products.  "Starting in May, select partners will be able to extend their customers an offer to move to a Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution with a 50 percent discount on licensing, and receive a rebate equal to 25 percent of the suggested retail price of the Microsoft Dynamics solution (up to a maximum of $25,000) to help offset the costs of switching from Sage MAS 90 or MAS 200, or Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne," the company said. 

3. Customers can purchase Dynamics CRM as a stand-alone product. "This gives customers and partners worldwide the added flexibility to grow and extend their Microsoft Dynamics solution, and realize even greater business benefit," the company stated.  This policy is in line with previous statements by Microsoft that it will seek to integrate Dynamics CRM with competitor ERP offerings. 

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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