Microsoft Announces Bridge to the Cloud Promotion

Posted on: August 11, 2021 | By: Jim Bertler | Microsoft Dynamics GP

Beginning Sep 1, 2021 Microsoft will begin its Bridge to the Cloud promotion via the Cloud Solution Provider program. This means that current Microsoft users that have licensed Business Central on-premises, Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV, or Dynamics SL can now renew their Enhancement plan on a monthly basis rather than annual basis as well as gain access to Business Central online licenses at a 60% discount. 

Promotion Terms

Participating in this promotion allows customers to maintain their usage of their on-premises software in tangent with Business Central online while continuing to receive Enhancement benefits. This promotion is intended to provide aid to users that are working towards transitioning over to full usage of the cloud, and the promotion is designed to complete this transition by the end of its term. The promotion is set to run from September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. 

Should you choose to enroll in the promo for the initial 1-year period, you will have the option to renew for another three years. At the end of the designated term, you will switch to CSP licensing and no longer have Enhancement benefits for any on-premises software.

Why?

Now that we have discussed the terms of the promotion, let’s look at the benefits that come from cloud migration. 

Costs involved in maintaining on-premises software is no longer necessary, so your spend on your solution is optimized through cloud migration especially because you only pay for cloud resources used by your organization rather than any assets that are not necessary to your team. 

Utilizing the cloud means greater security for your company’s resources, especially because security patching is often automatically done by the cloud provider, so you don’t need to worry about any potential risk related to data security.

Migrating to the cloud will also allow for greater connectivity and accessibility of users. Because we are operating in a digital work environment in a pandemic world, having the capability to access resources regardless of device or geographic location is a necessity. Not only this, but the ability to collaborate with other users becomes much easier through a Cloud solution.

One of the most important benefits of migrating to the cloud is an increase in efficiency. In order to remain successful and competitive in the marketplace today, organizational efficiency needs to be at the forefront of users’ minds. The cloud allows organizations to focus on profitability and client satisfaction rather than on IT. 

Next Steps

Logan Consulting specializes in helping clients cycle out of their old systems into new, innovative solutions. If you are interested in learning more about this promotion and its terms, contact us today!



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