Overview of Dynamics 365 Pricing and Licensing for Business Central

By Chris Young
Dynamics 365 Business Central Pricing and Licensing Overview Video

With Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft introduced a completely different licensing model compared to its’ Microsoft Dynamics predecessors – Dynamics NAV, AX, and GP. As a result, many people are still a little puzzled around the Dynamics 365 pricing for Business Central, what user licenses are available, and how to choose them.   

This short video tutorial will walk you through Business Central licensing, pricing and what’s included.   

Remember, Business Central is delivered through a monthly subscription license per user, which includes the cost of storage, hosting, and uninterrupted access to your data and business applications. The primary licensing is by “named user subscription” and requires everyone who uses the software to own a license.  

When you decide to implement Business Central, you must identify who gets a full user license, who gets an additional user license, or who will simply be using limited functionality on a shared device. There are four user license options available:  

  1. Business Central Essentials full user license 
  2. Business Central Premium full user license 
  3. Team Member license (additional)  
  4. Device license (additional)  

To help clarify what each of these licenses are and what is included in each one, Senior Dynamics NAV/Business Central Business Consultant, Julie Lee, outlines the latest licensing details, functionality inclusion, and pricing.  

Use Our Free Business Central Pricing Calculator

If you have more questions on Business Central or want to want to dive deeper on the functional capability and business fit for your company, download our Business Central Breakdown Guide. It further explains licensing and includes access to an interactive Business Central Pricing Calculator to help you calculate your estimated cost per month!  

Chris Young

Chris Young

Partner, Clients First Business Solutions New Jersey

Chris Young is your go-to resource for all things Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central at Clients First. Highly skilled in ERP solution architecture and financial planning, Chris has spent the last 30 years helping clients select and implement the right financial, manufacturing, and distribution software for their needs. When he’s not presenting to captivated crowds or sharing his knowledge through product demos, you can find Chris in the garage working on a car or fixing something around the house.