Designed for medium to large sized businesses, Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management is a solution geared at automating and optimising all aspects of the supply chain. This helps businesses to predict future outcomes, reduce costs, and increase product quality. If you want to know more about Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, keep reading as we cover more about the solution and the licensing options for your business.

About Microsoft Dynamics 365  

Dynamics 365 is a portfolio of intelligent business applications that delivers superior operational efficiency and breakthrough customer experiences enabling businesses to become more agile and reduce complexity without increasing costs. When properly integrated, it allows organisations to see business and customer data in one place, share that data across lines of business, and enable a more proactive approach to accelerate business results.

About Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management  

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management (SCM), formerly known as Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, is Microsoft’s enterprise-scale supply chain solution for operations leaders to transform their manufacturing and supply chain processes. It provides manufacturers, distributors, and retailers with the real-time visibility and intelligence they need to move from reactive to proactive operations. The application unifies data and uses predictive insights across fulfilment, planning, procurement, production, inventory, warehousing and transportation processes to maximise operations efficiency, quality and profitability.

License options for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management 

To license the core Dynamics 365 business applications customers must purchase Base and Attach licenses for their users. This Base and Attach model is in place so organisations can potentially save money on licenses. Each user must be assigned a Base license for an application and then be assigned Attach licenses for additional apps per user. For example, an organisation can have a Sales and Finance application but unless a user requires access to both, then the discount will not be available. 

Let’s look at Supply Chain Management in this case. This full license provides manufacturers, distributors and retailers with the real-time visibility and intelligence needed to move from reactive to proactive operations. If you were to opt for Supply Chain Management as your Base license, the following licenses would qualify for a discount: Commerce, Customer Service Enterprise, Customer Service Professional, Field Service, Human Resources, Project Operations Sales Enterprise and Sales Professional.

Note that Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management has a minimum purchase requirement of 20 user licenses and has the following pricing structure: 

Base licenses Cost user/month Base and Attach per user/month
Supply Chain Management £147.90 £24.70

Applications that work well with Supply Chain Management 

When it comes to Supply Chain Management there are a few applications that complement the solution. We highlight these in more detail below. 

Guides – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides is a mixed-reality application for Microsoft HoloLens that helps operators learn during the flow of work by providing holographic instructions when and where they’re needed. These instruction cards are visually tethered to the place where the work is done, and can include images, videos, and 3D holographic models. The benefits of this app include reducing errors, increasing safety, and learning new standardised processes quickly. 

Intelligent Order Management – Intelligent Order Management provides a single view of an order that helps organisations understand the state of fulfillment. Orders can originate in different e-commerce systems, point of sales systems, electronic data interchange (EDI), and customer relationship management (CRM) apps.

Base licenses                                                                                                  Cost User/month                      Base and Attach per user/month

Guides £53.40
Intelligent Order Management £246.60 per 1000 orders lines/month

Implementing Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management 

When it comes to choosing the right Microsoft Dynamics 365 license for you, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Which licenses you need depends on your organisation’s function and its goals. At Bridgeall we are Microsoft licensing experts. As a multiple Microsoft gold accredited and a tier 1 Cloud Solution Provider (CSP), we are able to provide discounted licensing, flexible licensing options and technical expertise to ultimately save you money. If you’re looking for more information about licensing, contact our team who can help.