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News : Dynamics CRM Online Partners Get Direct Billing Option
Redmond, WA, USA, Feb 2, 2015 -- Microsoft made Dynamics CRM Online available under Open Licensing, an option that gives partners greater control over the billing and bundling of the cloud services they sell to customers.
Partners selling under the Open Licensing program purchase licenses for Microsoft's cloud products according to their customers' requirements, and then bill those customers directly. They are also able to bundle those Microsoft products with other services, combining them in a single invoice. Before Open Licensing, partners only billed their customers for add-on services; the billing for the actual Microsoft products came from Microsoft itself.
Microsoft already has Open Licensing available for its Azure, Power BI, Office 365 and Intune products. At last year's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), the company announced its plan to eventually add Dynamics CRM Online to that list.
Schuster also announced that the new Cloud Customer Relationship Management (CRM) competency, which Microsoft also first announced at WPC 2014, will launch on the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) on March 2.
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Published: Friday, February 6, 2015