When you purchase a new car, you might have heard the term TCO or Total Cost of Ownership. In many cases, this may be significantly different from the price, which is only the amount you pay for the physical machine itself. You must also factor in taxes, fuel, insurance, maintenance, and many other expenses.
With large technology purchases, such as CRM software, you also need to consider the total cost of ownership for your company. It is particularly important when looking at your user base, your expected company growth, the amount of training involved, the cost of implementation, the per-seat licenses (or subscription costs for cloud services), and the cost of technical support. You will need to consider your long-term budget to truly understand the actual TCO and everything that is involved in implementing and maintaining a useful system.
To help you with this process, you can use the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Quick Quote Tool Cost Estimate. It will give you an automated Quick Quote of the estimated price you would pay for Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. The cost estimate will give you information about software license prices, maintenance fees, and implementation services. Additionally, you can contact one of the Microsoft Partners from CRM Software Blog to discuss your path to Dynamics CRM implementation and the total cost of ownership involved.
With Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you will know exactly what you are getting and how much it will cost your business. It is a sound investment, and there are plenty of knowledgeable people here to guide you toward smart decisions that will help your business succeed.
By CRM Software Blog Editors, Find a Dynamics CRM Expert