Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) Updates for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) Updates for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

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As of July 1, 2014 Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 will became available on Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA). Subscriber Access License (SAL) use rights will be updated to fully align with the on-premises CALs.

Licensing Updates

New features can be licensed with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 SALs bringing enhanced value to the product. Some of the valuable features being added are Warehouse and Transportation Management, Demand forecasting, Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services and Companion. Based on feedback we are making several licensing improvements with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3.

We will be adding additional value to the Functional SAL by moving 6 roles down that were previously classified as Enterprise SALs. These roles are Manager, Marketing Manager, Environmental Manager, Quality Control Manager, Service Delivery Manager, and Vendor Account Mgr.

In addition, we are moving 5 roles from the Functional SAL to the Task SAL. The Task SAL is being improved by now including the following roles: Shipping Clerk, Receiving Clerk, Warehouse Worker, Dispatcher, and Machine Operator.

To further enhance the value of the Task SAL we are adding the following use rights: Approval of invoices and Approval of all Time & Expense – including billable. In addition, the Task SAL will now include use rights to operate a Warehouse Device.

We feel that these Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Licensing Improvements will help add even more value to an already outstanding product launch.

In Exhibit I of the present document you will find the SAL definitions to be updated in the SPUR on July 1, 2014. The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Licensing Guide contains additional information on the SPLA model and is available here.

Existing customers will need to download new license keys after July 1, 2014 to obtain updated R3 functionality and the improved use rights described in this announcement.

Pricing Updates

In addition to announcing the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 and these licensing improvements we would like to provide early notice of some pricing updates that will be effective January 1, 2015.


The following pricing updates will be made Worldwide on January 1, 2015. SAL SKU # Percentage change
Enterprise User SAL FA8-00096 -4.75%
Enterprise Device SAL FA8-00092 -4.75%
Functional User SAL FA8-00098 +14.25%
Functional Device SAL FA8-00093 +14.25%
Michael Høegh Vilain, VP, leading the Hosting business for Crayon Group Worldwide. Worked in the IT industry all of my professional career +27 years. I have worked for IBM (10) , Microsoft(15) and now Crayon (2) . I have worked with ISV, SI, Distributors, End Customers and now with Service Providers. Primary roles always within Sales and Marketing.


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