Well, it has reinvented itself with a new name, new features and a new, flexible-licensing model.
On November 1, 2016, Microsoft launched Dynamics 365—a modern, mobile and intelligent ERP AND CRM cloud business application. With this transition, the functionality of Microsoft Dynamics CRM is now within three distinct apps:
Like the CRM you already know, these three Microsoft Dynamics 365 apps still work seamlessly together in the cloud.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM is now known as Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales, Marketing and Service.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 is simple to use and, because it lives in the cloud, you can access it from anywhere (on any device), simply by logging into your Microsoft account. Productivity tools like Office 365 and Adobe’s Marketing Cloud seamlessly integrate within Dynamics 365. Additionally, features that have previously been costly add-ons to Dynamics CRM, will now be built within these applications including social listening and knowledge management functionality.
Plus, intelligence features like Cortana, Power BI and Azure Learning Machine are integrated within the Dynamics 365 subscription. Speaking of subscription, Dynamics 365 is now licensed in a new, flexible way.
New License Model
Microsoft Dynamics 365 is built on a subscription licensing model, which means:
- Lower monthly costs
- The most up-to-date features and versions
- Costs are based on consumption (per user/per month basis)
Start with what you need to run your business and then add apps as your needs change. The Sales, Marketing and Service Apps– are now separately licensed, but they will work together like the CRM you know and love. Microsoft Dynamics 365 gives businesses more choices.
There are two editions within Dynamics 365: Business and Enterprise.
The Business Edition (releasing in spring 2017) will include Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Apps for organizations with 0 users or less. Each business application will cost $40 per user/per month, or you can purchase a plan for $50, which includes all of the applications and functionality.
The Enterprise Edition (available now) includes: Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Field Service and Project Service Automation for organizations with over 250 users. Each enterprise application is individually priced at $95 per user/per month, or you can purchase a plan starting at $70 per user/per month, which includes all of the applications.
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