Hi, my name is Rachel Profitt. Some know me as the lady on all those Microsoft videos. Welcome to my blog where I will share all the latest and greatest information about Microsoft Dynamics 365.
Rachel Profitt is a FastTrack Solution Architect at Microsoft. The views expressed in this blog are personal views, and not those of Microsoft.
In my last blog, we reviewed each of the products that make up
Dynamics 365, in this blog, I'll discuss the two licensing models. Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition
This diagram shows the enterprise edition packaging for
purchasing Dynamics 365. You can buy each individual application for each user
by the middle tier labeled Apps. There are two basic types of users. First is
the Light user, who receives view access to all the applications and minimal
editing rights for each application. This would be used, for example, for
scenarios such as time entry, purchase requisitions, or other tasks that are
broadly used throughout the organization. The second type of user is a Full
user, which as full access to the apps that you purchase for that user. You can
still control access to individual features in the app by implementing security
features of those apps.
When a user requires two or more apps in the Enterprise
Edition, it is always cheaper to purchase a plan. You will also notice that you
can only add the Operations application when you purchase Plan 2. However, you
can purchase the Operations application as a standalone application.
Dynamics 365 Business Edition
This diagram shows the business edition packaging for
purchasing Dynamics 365. You will notice that you can buy each individual
application for each user by the middle tier labeled Apps. There are two basic
types of users. First is the Light user, who receives view access to all the
applications and minimal edit rights for each application. With Business
Edition packaging, you cannot purchase Operations, Field Service, Project
Service Automation, or Customer Service applications.
When a user requires two or more apps in the package, it is
always cheaper to purchase a plan. As of the release of this article, the Plan
for Business Edition is not available. Additionally, the Sales and Marketing
applications are not available yet for Business Edition licensing. (This is
because the Common Data Model is not complete for these applications with the