Before you buy
New to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations? We've put together step-by-step guidance whether you’re still evaluating Finance and Operations or ready to make a purchase.
Step one: Try out Finance and Operations free for 30 days
You can try Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations for 30 days through a simple email signup. The trial version of Finance and Operations includes Getting started task guides that provide step-by-step instructions that allow you to view specific scenarios in action. The product is available to explore and exercise scenarios, but cannot be customized. Demo data is included to ease the use of the product and to make the experience more meaningful. A reminder email will be sent 3 days prior to the trial expiration. Get details at www.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/operations.
Step two: Choose a deployment option
You can now deploy Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations in the cloud or on-premises. Cloud deployments offer an ERP service that is fully managed by Microsoft, while on-premises deployments are deployed locally within a customer's data center.
The following considerations must be taken when you choose on-premises as a deployment option:
- Regulatory and compliance needs that are not available in the cloud certifications
- Disconnected business process with intermittent internet connectivity required to access Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS) for application lifecycle management
- Features currently not implemented in on-premises deployments
- Minimum infrastructure requirements
On-premises deployments of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations are not supported on any public cloud infrastructure, including Azure.
For more information, see Deployment options.
Step three: Buy and manage a subscription
To explore subscription options, go to the Dynamics 365 pricing page. This page includes several different plans to fit your organization’s needs.
There are many ways to buy a subscription of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations:
- Buy through a partner, and use volume licensing (cloud or on-premises)
- Buy through a Cloud solution provider (cloud only)
- Buy through a partner from the Dynamics price list (on-premises only)
There are two ways to buy a subscription for an on-premises deployment
Buy through volume licensing
If your organization has 250 or more Dynamics 365 users, you may be interested in a Volume licensing agreement.
In Volume Licensing, Finance and Operations is available through:
- Enterprise Agreement
- Enterprise Agreement Subscription
- Enrollment for Education Solutions (under the Campus and School Agreement)
- Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA)
Buy through a Cloud Solution Provider (cloud-only)
A Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider can work closely with you to understand the needs of your business or organization. Use the Microsoft Partner Center portal to find a partner to fit your needs.
Buy through a Dynamics partner (on-premises)
You must work with a partner to purchase Finance and Operations on-premises. For more information, see Purchase Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (on-premises)
Choose your support option
Microsoft provides flexible, industry-leading support, services, and resources that enable users to quickly address technical issues and maximize return on your Dynamics 365 investment. Choose a plan that best meets your business requirements.
Step four: Learn about FastTrack and plan your deployment
Microsoft FastTrack for Dynamics 365 is our customer success service designed to help you move to Dynamics 365 smoothly and confidently, so you can realize business value faster. When you participate in the FastTrack program, you will receive guidance on best practices and how to plan for successful rollouts. You will also learn ways to enable new users and expand capabilities – all at your own pace. Additionally, you will have access to Microsoft engineering resources committed to make your experience with Dynamics 365 a success. More information: Microsoft FastTrack for Dynamics 365 overview
If you are upgrading from Dynamics AX 2012 or migrating from AX 2009
If you are a customer who is upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 or migrating from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, you may be eligible for a longer trial. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.