In June, Microsoft announced changes to its payment policy, allowing customers to pay for ordinarily annual Dynamics NAV/Business Central On-Premise Maintenance (BREP) in monthly instalments.
Synergy Technology welcomes this change is good news for NAV/BC users, as it allows them to avoid the added financial burden of a larger annual payment in these uncertain times.
Monthly Payments for BREP
BREP is usually set up as an annual payment and subsequently represents a larger financial burden to users than lower monthly payments.
Now, Microsoft is allowing users to transfer the cost of the maintenance to a CSP license. This change allows the switch to a 12-month payment plan. In addition, this offer provides users with
Dual Use Licence rights, which means you can access a cloud-based version of Business Central. Thus can prove beneficial, should you wish to migrate to the cloud in the future.
To be eligible, you must have a current maintenance plan that is due for renewal. This can then be switched to a perpetual Business Central/Dynamics NAV license.
Microsoft has said this is a 12-month plan that can be extended for up to 2 years. At the end of this period, you can either revert to a traditional annual payment or transition to a license to pay per user per month.
Please note: BREP is still a 12-month contract but can now be split into 12 equal payments. Synergy Technology will only accept payment for monthly fees by Direct Debit*.
Microsoft Responds to Pressure
It is positive to see that Microsoft has listened to customer concerns and enabled users greater flexibility on their payment plans. This follows mounting pressure on the organisation since early April in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
At Synergy, our team supports SMEs every day and we are pleased to welcome Microsoft’s compassionate approach in this area.
How Synergy is Helping
Synergy Technology is built upon helping SMEs succeed in business. Now that the coronavirus pandemic and following lockdown have impact organisations in the UK and across the globe, we believe this attitude is more important than ever.
That’s why we are continuing to provide technical telephone support, as well as additional materials such as instructional videos and software workshops.
Contact Us Today
For more information about switching your BREP payment plan to monthly Direct Debit, please contact the Synergy Technology team today.
Call us on 0645 456 0050 to discuss your eligibility and set up your monthly payments.
*Important: if monthly payments are not maintained, you will revert to the previous setup and be responsible for all lapsed fees and penalties.