Microsoft Dynamics CRM Deals You Can’t Refuse – the Salesforce Switch and the Big Easy 3.0

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Microsoft recently announced two great deals for companies to get big savings when considering Microsoft Dynamics CRM.  At the TM Group, a Gold Certified Microsoft Dynamics CRM and XRM partner in Michigan, this is welcome news for our clients and prospects.  And just in time for year end, as organizations realize they need smarter, more cost efficient tools for managing the relationships most vital to their growth and profitability in 2010.

(And FYI  – sales of Microsoft Dynamics CRM have been hot, up 75% over the previous year, making Microsoft the fastest growing CRM player in the market.  This includes both versions of Microsoft Dynamics CRM -- Online and on-premise.)

#1 Switch from or Oracle CRM On Demand and Get 6 Free Months of Microsoft CRM Online.  Eligible customers who switch will get six free months of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online in addition to their 30-day trial: a complete sales, service, and marketing suite within a native Microsoft Office Outlook experience, supported with robust functionality like mobile access, offline data usage, powerful workflow, 5GB of storage, and a 99.9% financially-backed service level agreement (SLA).

Also welcome news – Microsoft simplified and reduced its pricing for all customers with just one price point for Dynamics CRM Online of $44/per user, per month which includes free mobile access, enhanced data import, and customizable views.  (Originally, Microsoft offered two-tier pricing and feature structure of Dynamics CRM Online, with the base version was $44/per user, per month with 5 GB  of storage and a more feature-rich version was $59/per user, per month with 20GB of storage.)

#2 The Big Easy Offer 3.0 from MicrosoftEarn money back on your Microsoft Dynamics CRM purchase in the form of a partner subsidy to help with your implementation costs. When you purchase from multiple product groups, including Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, Exchange, SQL Server, Office, Windows Server and other Microsoft desktop and platform products, you can increase the amount of the partner subsidy you earn.  Partner subsidies can be used for the implementation of your Microsoft solution including software, hardware and services.

How does the Big Easy Offer work?  Here is a good explanation from Microsoft:

What is a Subsidy?
A subsidy is a check made payable to the Microsoft partner of your choice. This subsidy can be used to enrich and implement your Microsoft solution. The subsidy allows you to purchase additional products or services from the Microsoft partner of your choice thus lowering your Total Cost of Ownership.

Want More?
You can increase your subsidy by choosing:

  • Products from more than one product group.
  • Licenses with Software Assurance.
  • Advanced or Enterprise Editions.

How do I take advantage of the Big Easy Offer 3.0?

  • Make a qualifying purchase between November 1, 2009 and January 2, 2010.
  • Redeem your purchase within 30 days of purchase date.
  • Receive your partner subsidy check from Microsoft.
  • Spend your subsidy funds with your Microsoft partner upon receipt. Please note that subsidy funds expire after 90 days of the check issue date.

For complete details on these Microsoft Dynamics CRM offers, including eligibility requirements you can contact us at The TM Group, Ken Jacobsen at or call 888-482-2864.

By Andree Dolan, Marketing Manager, at  The TM Group, a Michigan Gold Certified Partner for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and XRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, and Microsoft Dynamics NAV.