24 Apr Microsoft SPLA Licensing | Is SPLA right for Dynamics ERP?
Microsoft SPLA Licensing AKA Dynamics Subscription Licensing
Microsoft SPLA licensing is a term that has been used in reference to a monthly software license that allows businesses to use Dynamics ERP in the cloud rather than on-premise through perpetual licensing. Many people are comfortable with the term Microsoft SPLA and also use it to describe the current Dynamics hosted licensing model, Subscription Licensing; but whatever you call it, there are many benefits to Microsoft SPLA licensing for Dynamics customers. You can learn more about price details on this Microsoft Dynamics Pricing page.
What is Microsoft SPLA?
The acronym “SPLA” stands for Service Provider License Agreement. Microsoft SPLA licensing frequently refers to a subscription license and it is the method Dynamics ERP cloud hosting providers like RoseASP use to provide a monthly pricing model to Dynamics ERP customers.
Microsoft has always depended on value added resellers, independent software providers and IT service providers to deliver, configure and maintain MS software for the end customer. In order to continue this trend, subscription licensing enables cloud service providers to legally offer infrastructure, services, licensing and support for Microsoft applications in the cloud.
Why Microsoft SPLA?
Microsoft SPLA Licensing gives you the option to pay for Microsoft Dynamics Hosted ERP licenses on a monthly basis, which can result in substantial financial benefit over purchasing an on-premise perpetual license.
These are some of the benefits of choosing a Microsoft SPLA Licensing:
- Avoid a large upfront investment
- Improve security and make compliance related processes more efficient
- Get maintenance and updates included so your applications are always up-to-date
- Add or remove user licenses on a monthly basis to save costs. This is great for seasonal businesses or businesses that are growing rapidly.
- Adjust functionality as you need it. If you start out with the basics and then need to add something else, it’s simple to adjust.
- Add or drop 3rd party modules as needed. This offers great flexibility for companies with multiple lines of business that need different functionality depending on the season.
It’s all about flexibility
The benefits we talked about above illustrate how Microsoft SPLA licensing for Dynamics offers an enormous amount of flexibility.
Whether a business is new to Dynamics ERP, wants to upgrade their existing older system or wants to deploy a hybrid solution, the Dynamics SPLA pricing model allows users to choose the best platform for their needs. Plus, some Dynamics ERP cloud partners allow Dynamics customers to move their system to the cloud and keep their existing licenses. This way, customers do not have to absorb the cost of lost user licenses, and they can easily add new cloud users licenses as they transition to a cloud or hybrid deployment model. Check us out on YouTube for more info on Microsoft Cloud.
Have heavy compliance burdens?
The top cloud providers will be flexible enough to offer tailorable services to meet almost any compliance requirements. The best hosters offer more agility and help cloud customers streamline processes, reduce errors and reduce the time and costs associated with compliance procedures, including audit documentation.