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26 November 2018


With the launch of Microsoft Dynamics 街霸5 Business Central, we have a few common questions from our 街霸5 customers. We tackle 5 of their top questions;

Q. Can I still continue to use, and purchase new users of, 街霸5 ?

Yes, it’s just that the product is now called Dynamics 街霸5 Business Central – it’s essentially the latest release of 街霸5 . Provided that you have a current enhancement plan, you can continue to purchase extra users.

Q. Do I have to move to the cloud?

No, Dynamics 街霸5 Business Central will continue to be available as an on-premises deployment with perpetual licences plus an annual enhancement plan.

It is also available as a SaaS (Software as a Service) public cloud deployment on Azure and also as a monthly subscription licence on your platform of choice – on premises or private Cloud (on Azure).

Q. We have lots of customisations to our 街霸5 on premises implementation, can we take those customisations with us?

Yes, if you stay on premises. However, when most customers upgrade, they take the opportunity to review if those customisations are still relevant for the business. As Microsoft is improving the way customisations are delivered (so it’s easier to upgrade), now is the time to review what’s extra functionality is required. Microsoft have announced that the current method for delivering customisations using C/AL is disappearing in the next 12-24 months.

Q. Are Microsoft offering existing customers an incentive to move to Dynamics 街霸5 Business Central?

Yes, there are a couple of different promotions for existing 街霸5 customers.

Dynamics 街霸5 Business Central is licenced on a named user basis. So if you are an existing 街霸5 user (with a current Enhancement Plan) and you upgrade to Dynamics 街霸5 Business Central on premises, for every 1 concurrent user you will receive 2 named users. The cost of your Enhancement Plan stays the same.

Alternatively, if you are existing 街霸5 on premises customer (and again have an existing Enhancement Plan) and you upgrade to Dynamics 街霸5 Business Central in the cloud by 30th June 2021, there is a 40% discount on all licences. This discount will apply for the 12 months of your CSP subscription, including any additional users added during that time.

Q. We’re on an old version of 街霸5 how are we affected?

If you are using a version of 街霸5 2013 to 2018, you can upgrade your licence to any version up to 2018 or move to Dynamics 街霸5 Business Central. As of 1st April 2019, 街霸5 customers won’t be able to upgrade to 街霸5 2018 and so will move straight to Dynamics 街霸5 Business Central.

Next steps

If you want us to assist you and your business to make the move from 街霸5 to Dynamics 街霸5 Business Central, get in touch or learn more here .