Microsoft Dynamics 365 simplifies licensing of business applications. The primary Microsoft Dynamics 365 licensing is by the edition and named user subscription.
Based on edition, Microsoft Dynamics 365 come with the choice of two types namely, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Edition and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition. Similarly, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 user subscriptions classify users into two types. One user type is a “Full Users" and the other is a “Team Members" (i.e. light user).
Full users are the users whose work requires use of the feature rich business apps functionality. Examples of full users are sales people, customer service representatives, finance employees, controllers, supply chain managers, etc. These users have also been referred to in the past as Pro users or Power Users. In the Dynamics 365 license model, full users are licensed with either a Dynamics 365 Plan or Dynamics 365 application subscription.
Complete functionality for individual apps integrated to Dynamics 365. These apps include sales, marketing, customer service, project service automation, field service, finance and operations (formerly AX) and financials. For instance, if a user requires only marketing functionality, they would be allowed to subscribe to the Marketing App only. Under this licensing users get ‘Full Access’.
Plans will provide additional value for users who would require to work on multiple apps. The Plans offered in Dynamics 365 leverage the affability of PowerApps and Flow whereby individual processes may be pulled across multiple apps via Flows and as a result these will be able to extend over many more stages when compared to regular CRM processes. Under this license, user get ‘Full Access’.
Team member licensing provides light usage to read data across Dynamics 365 apps and enables users to share knowledge insights. It is primarily designed to be inclusive – to meet the requirements of employees who may not need full user access to any business app and thereby will have partial, restricted access to the apps. This edition gives a user the right to author, review, update and publish data, which is nothing but ‘Light Access’. Dynamics 365 provides a self-service option to enable these users to perform these tasks themselves rather than relying on others and impacting productivity.