Microsoft Dynamics AX is Microsoft‘s cloud ERP service, built on and for Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Dynamics AX has a simple and transparent licensing model.  Our per user per month model is easy to understand and is inclusive of infrastructure.  Microsoft Dynamics AX offers three levels of Subscription Licenses (SLs) – Enterprise, Task, and Self Serve - and one Device SL. To provide you with the flexibility to license the solution based on how your users use Microsoft Dynamics AX functionality, you have the ability to mix and match these licenses with a deployment.  As you progress from the lowest level SL (Self Serve) to the highest level (Enterprise), the user is licensed to use the solution in ways that will provide more value. Customers therefore have the flexibility to decide which level of investment to make for any given individual based upon the functions that user is performing on behalf of the organization. Please note there is a minimum of 50 Enterprise User SLs and/or equivalent Device SLs per tenant.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 pricing and licensing

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is available for on-premises deployments through the familiar Microsoft Server/CAL licensing model. This licensing model provides an innovative, yet simplified way for customers to purchase an ERP solution.

The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 model is designed to be powerful. We have included the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 functionality, both current and new, in the server software. To obtain access to these powerful features, users and devices are licensed based on the functionality that they require.
Secondly, we have created a flexible multi-tier CAL model so customers can choose the functionality for their specific business needs. They can also mix and match various types of users and devices within a single deployment.

Our solution continues to offer a highly competitive total cost of ownership. We have added more functionality and more value with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. So be confident that Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 offers high customer value.

Finally, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is available through multiple licensing programs. There are four available CAL levels for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 – Enterprise User/Device, Functional User/Device, Task User/Device, and Self Serve User/Device - each of which grants an increasingly wider spectrum of use rights. This gives customers the flexibility to license the solution based on how their users will use and derive value from the solution. Any time a user directly or indirectly accesses the solution functionality, that user must be licensed by a User CAL (which licenses a specific user for access via multiple devices) or the device being used must be licensed by a Device CAL (which licenses access through a specific device by any user).


Microsoft Dynamics AX licensing options 

Microsoft Dynamics AX provides licensing flexibility, featuring simple-to-understand pricing focused on the needs of the individual roles within your company. During the term of your contract, you can add and adjust users, devices, products, and services at any time without having to place individual purchase orders and account for changes through the annual process. 

  • Enterprise Agreement (EA). The best licensing program for commercial and government organizations that want to standardize IT across the enterprise yet retain the flexibility to choose from on-premises and cloud services. This license is appropriate for organizations with more than 250* PC’s, devices, and/or users. The EA includes attractive volume pricing, the flexibility to transition to cloud services at your own pace, and simplified license management though a single company-wide agreement.

    *New minimum user/device requirements for new commercial customers will go into effect on July 1, 2016. Learn more about the upcoming changes here.
  • Enterprise Agreement Subscription (EAS). An option under the EA that provides a lower initial cost based on a three-year subscription, the ability to increase or decrease subscription counts on an annual basis, and non-perpetual licenses that end with your subscription term.
  • Enrollment for Education Solutions under Campus and School Agreement (CASA+EES). A subscription licensing program available to both primary/secondary and higher education, the Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) offers the simplicity of counting people instead of PCs/devices. CASA+EES is for institutions with 1,000 or more full-time employees or students.
  • Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program. A managed services offer intended for SMB and CTM customers who want to outsource the deployment, management, and support of their online services. This Program is only applicable to Microsoft Dynamics AX in the cloud. This Program allows the Partner to own the customer relationship, to service the complete customer lifecycle, and to attach Partner Services. 
  • Learn more about purchasing options for Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX Support Plans

The support offerings are designed to provide flexibility and options, based on the customer’s needs.  Customers have access to industry-leading support, services, and resources that enable them to quickly address technical issues and deepen their professional expertise. More information on Microsoft Dynamics AX support plans can be found here

Microsoft Dynamics AX Availability and Localization

Microsoft Dynamics AX is localized, translated, and supported by Microsoft and made generally available in select countries and languages. In addition, Microsoft channel partners may make partner-created localizations and/or translations of Microsoft Dynamics AX available in countries where Microsoft does not provide a localized or translated version.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Trusted Cloud

With the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft’s modern cloud based ERP service for enterprises built on and for Microsoft Azure, it is being added to the Trust Center to show Microsoft’s commitment to protecting our customer’s privacy and the security of their data as well as who has access to it.

Dynamics AX is designed and built to leverage the power and trustworthiness of Microsoft Azure. It provides world class, enterprise-grade data protection so you know that your data is secure and its privacy is protected. Because you own your data, Dynamics AX gives you control over how it is stored and how you access it. 

Please find the new Dynamics AX page on the Microsoft Trust Center and the Trust Center Products and Services page here.