Microsoft Dynamics Enhancement and Advantage Plan Price Increase: What You Need to Know

By Misy Palmer | July 25, 2022

Microsoft recently announced enhancements and advantage plan price increases for Dynamics 365 on-premise service plans:

“For the first time, Microsoft is adjusting prices of our Customer Services and Support plans. Effective October 1, 2022, pricing for Dynamics Enhancement Plan (EP) and Dynamics Advantage Plan (AP) will increase by 1% of Protected List Price (PLP). This change will impact the customer's first renewal after October 1. For example, the list price of the Enhancement Plan will change from 16% to 17% of a customer's PLP. This change does not impact Advantage Plus or Software Assurance (SA) plans.”

The affected Microsoft products include:

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV
  • Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale (POS)
  • Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management System (RMS)
  • Microsoft Dynamics SL

Here is an example of how this might affect your annual EP payment:

Let’s say your total license investment is $100,000 (aka Protected List Price). Your annual EP is at 16% making your annual payment $16,000. This payment entitles you to make additional on-premise license purchases, new version rights, hotfixes, service packs, and regulatory releases. Now with the EP increase of 1 percentage point, your annual EP will increase to 17% making the annual payment $17,000 and the same benefits as before.

If you qualify for a Business Ready Advantage Plan (BRAP) here is an example of how this might affect your annual payment:

Your total license investment is $100,000. Your annual BRAP is at 18% making your annual payment $18,000. In addition to your EP benefits, you also receive six yearly problem resolution support incidents. Now with the BRAP increase of 1 percentage point, your annual BRAP will increase to 19% making the annual payment $19,000.

Thinking about moving to the cloud?

All Dynamics on-premise clients with active EP or AP in the Dynamics Price List are eligible to make the switch to the cloud.

There are many benefits in migrating to the cloud including optimized costs, enhanced security, simplified management and monitoring, reliable data backup and recovery, and much more!

Plan for Success

A key mission at Stoneridge Software is helping clients make sense of Microsoft licensing by helping them review their critical decision factors and the cost options associated with choosing the right product. If you have any questions or are considering a move to the cloud,  please reach out to Stoneridge and one of our licensing experts will be more than happy to work with you!

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