With its release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, the existing licensing model Server + CAL will remain the same, however, there are some changes worth noticing:

  • The Enterprise CAL will continue to provide full access to all functionality. MS is reducing the price of the Enterprise CAL based on customer and partner feedback.
  • The Functional CAL will see a significant expansion in value with new role-based capabilities such as marketing manager, environmental manager and quality control manager, among others which were previously only available in the Enterprise CAL. In addition, much of the new warehouse and transportation functionality will be accessed through the Functional CAL. Given the added value, there will be a slight price increase for this CAL.
  • The Task CAL will also see an expansion in use rights with approval of invoices and approval of all time and expenses. MS will also add rights to operate a warehouse device as well as some administrative functional roles. There is no price change for this CAL.
  • The Self-Serve CAL will remain the same in use rights and price.

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