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New Light User Approach to Microsoft Dynamics ERP Licensing Aims to Bring More Data to Front Office

by Linda Rosencrance
Contributing Writer, MSDW

In today's economy, businesses are doing everything they can to save money. And one way they can reduce costs is by helping their employees be more productive.  

But to do that, they need to give their workers the tools that let them access the information they need-when they need it-to do their jobs better.

To help meet those needs, Microsoft has introduced the Light User License for its Dynamics ERP solutions, according to Jodi Christiansen, Partner Technology Specialist at Microsoft.

In the case of Microsoft Dynamics GP, many employees in organizations aren't able to access critical business data within their business management solutions, so Microsoft is offering the Dynamics GP Light User-at a lower cost than a full GP license-so users can access the critical business information they need in the Microsoft applications they use every day, Christiansen said, speaking at a Microsoft Dynamics webcast: "Discover Microsoft Dynamics GP Offerings for People Without a Full User License".

By using the Microsoft Dynamics GP Light User license, employees can interact with Microsoft Dynamics financial, human resources, and operational information within the Microsoft Office software they use daily including Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office Outlook, and Microsoft Office Word, she said.

These licenses allow users who are not fully licensed GP users to perform employee self-service processes, operational tasks and reporting, Christiansen said.

Examples of those capabilities in Dynamics GP 2010 include:

  • Business Portal Employee and Customer User capabilities
  • Analysis Cubes
  • Analysis Cubes Library
  • Management Reporter Viewer
  • BI Components
  • Executive Centers & New Dynamics GP 2010 Dashboards
  • Out of the box Excel Reports
  • SRS Reports
  • KPIs
  • Order Management

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.