Microsoft announced two new offers that seek to aggressively reinvigorate Microsoft Dynamics ERP’s new business growth “Give me 5 Offer” and enable partners to drive additional license revenue by unlocking the power of Business Ready Licensing (BRL) to their Module Based Licensing (MBL) existing customers “LMT Offer.”
Additionally, Microsoft is also launching a substantial partner incentive to ensure we are rewarding partners for driving results.
Details per official Microsoft blog post:
New Customer Volume ERP FY12 SMB Offer – ‘Give Me 5’
What’s the Offer?
- Five Users for $3000 (Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics SL; Advanced Management or Business Essentials)
- Available October 3, 2011 – June 22, 2012
- Standard 1-yr BREP required (at 5-user list price)
- For new customers not having previously licensed a Microsoft Dynamics ERP product
- Once per customer
- Available for 9 months, which will enable partners to leverage the offer in marketing activities
- Substantial partner incentive available to reward partners for driving volume in SMB
Why this Offer?
- Reinvigorate ERP new business growth and drive partner productivity
- 3for$1 and Buy 1 Get 3 proved aggressive offers drive market share
- Partner feedback themes:
- Consistency across products
- Offer Simplicity
- Help partners compete in every deal and close deals quickly
- Make offers available longer to give partners a chance to integrate them into their activities
- Substantial incentive for partners to drive SMB Volume results
- Available based on qualifying customer adds first licensed October 3, 2011 – June 22, 2012
- Paid by end of August 2012 in form of a rebate check based on qualifying SMB customer adds:
- 20-29 Adds: $25K
- 30-39 Adds: $35K
- 40-49 Adds: $45K
- 50+ Adds: $60K
For full details of offer and the partner incentive, visit PartnerSource.
Existing Customer Volume ERP FY12 Offer – ‘LMT Offer’
What’s the Offer
- MBL transition to BRL for discounted License Model Transition (LMT) fees (Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, Dynamics NAV):
- $500 per user (no minimum)
- $25K maximum <200 users
- >200 users – contact your Partner Account Manager (PAM)
Why this Offer?
- Will greatly increase % of customers on Business Ready Licensing
- Remove the LMT $10k minimum barrier for smaller customers & cost for customers with high user counts
- Invigorate ERP existing customer license growth, drive partner and customer engagement
- Existing customer (EC) license growth will count towards all up Microsoft Partner Network license targets
- Services revenue
- Customers who do an LMT tend to spend more in subsequent years following leading to stickier and more satisfied customers
Top Things Partners Can Do Right Away:
- Learn more about the offers by reviewing the PartnerSource links and by checking out the Give Me 5 and Grow Your Business customer sites (Note: Customer sites updated by 10/7/2011); Additional communications around the LMT offer from the EC Partner Update will be sent commencing October 3 with details on EC webcasts, customer communications and collateral.
- Connect with stalled prospects. Proactively reach out to your list of prospects who have put off buying decisions. Offers this significant may be the compelling event that gets them over the edge.
- Include the offers in your marketing activities and consider new marketing activities. Be sure to integrate the offers into all of your communication mediums to help stir up excitement, including your social media channels. A Partner Offer Marketing Guide will be available in PartnerSource by October 12.
- Attend the October Road to Repeatability Rally Group, which will focus on offers & marketing.
- Attend Interactive MicroSessions (IMS) being held in October.
NOTE: When placing orders made under these offers, be sure to include the appropriate Promo Code in the Notes field for tracking:
- For the FY12 ERP SMB Offer – ‘Give Me 5’, use Promo Code 1577
- For the LMT Offer, user Promo Code 1575
To Promote the Offers:
- Creating a customer-facing offer launch portal (for Give Me 5)
- Incorporating the offers into our social media channels
- Driving aggressive to-customer/to-prospect demand gen
- Ensure offers appear at every point of connection with relevant and prospects & customers
- Working to ensure launch of offers Worldwide to build even more momentum