Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 is licensed through one of two licensing models: Perpetual Licensing and Subscription Licensing.

Perpetual Licensing

Perpetual Licensing for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 is designed to help small and midsize businesses jumpstart their value with an affordable starting price, rapid implementation tools and functionality to get them started. Perpetual Licensing simplifies how you purchase an ERP solution. The entire solution can be licensed “on the back of a napkin” with a few components. Access to the functionality is licensed through user licenses on a concurrent user basis and through two main components, the Starter Pack and Extended Pack.

Subscription Licensing

With Subscription Licensing, you license Software as a Service (SaaS) from your partner and, as such, you receive non-perpetual rights to use the software during the term of your agreement with your SaaS provider, secured by periodic payments. This model lowers your initial licensing costs and provides you with the flexibility to increase or decrease subscription license counts from one subscription term to the next. You can use Subscription Licensing when you want to have the ERP solution hosted and managed as Software as a Service (SaaS) by your partner or any third party. Alternatively, the software may be deployed on your premises, provided that your Microsoft Dynamics GP partner provides day-to-day management services and maintains sole control over the solution.

To learn more about the new licensing structure for Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015, please download the Dynamics GP 2015 Licensing Guide or Contact us for more information.


It is now easy for small and midsize businesses to quickly and affordably get started with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015. The Starter Pack offers core Financials and Distribution functionality, plus three Full User licenses for one price. The functionality included in the Starter Pack is designed to help customers:

  • Gain control and insight over their finance
  • Purchase and sell items and materials
  • Pay and manage employees

For many businesses, this is the only license component they will need.


Businesses wanting to deploy more functionality delivered by Microsoft Dynamics GP can license the optional and additive Extended Pack. The Extended Pack adds functionality that allows customers to integrate core financials and distribution management with broader functionality extensions such as:

  • Manufacturing to support and control the creation of goods
  • Field Service and Project Accounting to support managing and billing jobs for professional services, construction and other unique needs
  • Advanced forecasting and budgeting for keeping control over your finances


Additional Packs Microsoft Dynamics GP provides ancillary packs to extend the overall solution. These packs are the Customization Pack, Extended Human Resources and Payroll, SmartList Builder Pack, and Collections Management.

Customization Pack

Customers wanting to integrate or customize the application can purchase this pack that includes all of the tools necessary to make deep integrations with other products and to make customizations that extend the application to meet specific needs of the business.

Extended Human Resources and Payroll

The Starter Pack includes standard US and Canadian Payroll and Human Resources for an unlimited number of employees. The extended functionality brings specific features that offer more flexibility in how companies pay and manage their employees.

SmartList Builder Pack

One of the most popular Ad-Hoc reporting features in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015 is SmartLists. The modules available are SmartList Builder, Excel Report Builder, Drill Down Builder and Navigation List Builder. These modules give you the ability to create rich reports without a developer.

Collections Management

If you need to reduce your accounts receivable balances, Collections Management can help you manage your collections call, create collections letters and keep track of the customer’s status. For more information on Dynamics GP licensing and other services contact us today.