Cloud Licensing (hosting)
Bever Company offers the end users access to Microsoft software by subscription based on monthly payments. Besides, the user pays monthly only for the quantity of licenses he needs. For example, when the production is highly demanded the quantity of managers may be increased and then decreased during “slack” period thus reducing the number of users and expenses. This license type is called Subscriber Access License (SAL). There are two types of SAL licenses: full access and read-only access.
The read-only licenses may be useful for the executives and managers, which do not enter data in the system and only read it. This kind of license is cheaper than the full access license. In case of hosting for the end users there is no need of initial (capital) investments in acquiring software.
Licensing in case of stand-alone use
The installation of Microsoft® Dynamics CRM on the server of the customer includes server and client licenses (user licenses). The quantity of necessary server licenses is defined by the quantity of Microsoft Dynamics CRM server applications used for work and the quantity of client (Client Access License (CAL)) and/or device licenses (Device CAL) (computers, pocket PC, smartphones or tablet PC) in network, which have access to the system.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM server license editions
Microsoft Dynamics CRM server licenses are in two editions: CRM Workgroup Server and CRM Server. From the point of view of functionality these two editions are quite the same, but CRM Workgroup Server edition supports the work of not more than five users, which are already included in the license cost. Additionally buying special licenses (“step-up”) the users can easily step up from Workgroup Server to CRM Server.