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Microsoft Launches “Cloud CRM for Less” Offer

In an effort to help customers of Oracle, and SAP switch to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft has announced their “Cloud CRM for Less” program.

Essentially building on the momentum of the global launch of Microsoft’s online CRM service in the first half of 2011, Microsoft is extending $150 per user seat (minimum of 50 seats per organization) to up to 500 user seats for each eligible customer.

“We are a very relationship-oriented business and needed a CRM solution that gave us the ability to get a deeper understanding of our clients, their experiences, their company,” said Doug Elkins, CIO, ABC Financial. “We chose to switch from to Microsoft Dynamics CRM, not only because it is cost-effective, but it seamlessly fit in with our existing systems like Office, SharePoint and Lync, and gave us a rich feature set and overall the most value for our investment. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM in place, we now have the tools to manage our customers and their experience, and can focus on growing our business.”

It appears that Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online continues to be at the forefront of cloud computing and is attracting some of the largest businesses in the world, including General Mills, Konica Minolta and Yamaha.

“Customers choose Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online over solutions from Oracle, and SAP to get compelling increases in productivity and user adoption, as well as significant reductions in ongoing costs,” said Brad Wilson, general manager, Microsoft Dynamics CRM product management group. “We feel that Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online delivers the best CRM service in the market — and at an extremely compelling price point.”

There’s still some good money to be made here…

Offers such as “Cloud CRM for Less” also help Microsoft’s partners create profitable businesses. In fact, through the close of last year’s offer, Hitachi Consulting, a global business and IT consulting company, has experienced triple-digit growth in its CRM online business. National business and technology consulting firm Slalom Consulting is another Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner seeing success through such offers.



This promotion is available between now and March 31, 2012. For more information about Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers that have switched from, as well as information on how to sign up for a free 30-day trial of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, head over to

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM team can be followed on Twitter at @MSDynamicsCRM and #MSDYNCRM.


James Hicks

James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

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