This guide is designed to improve your understanding of how to license Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Formerly Business Edition).  This document does not apply to Dynamics 365 Enterprise edition, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, or Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 or any other prior version.

There are two deployment methods and therefore licensing considerations.  Business Central can either be deployed as an on-premise (or Hosted by ODT) with a perpetual (owned) or subscription license.  Subscription licensing is expected to be phased out March 30th, 2009.

Attached is the On Premise license guide.

Business Central Online is a SaaS based deployment of Business Central.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (previously known as Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations,Business edition) fits the needs of midsize businesses with core business needs. It helps organizations connect their financials, sales, purchase, inventory, projects, service, and operations.  With Dynamics 365 Business Central, you must license at least one of Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials or Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium users.  Additional access to the service functionality by other users is licensed with Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members.  Dynamics Business Central functionality is delivered through the Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials or Premium User.

View the current online license guide via the following link.

Dynamics Licensing Guide

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