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  • The question that we have is that there is an Australian organisation, let’s call it “Company A”, the is affiliated to an organisation in Switzerland, let’s call it “Company B”.

     

    Now the CRM Server licence is installed in Switzerland in Company B. Company A has a requirement for 20 CRM CALs that are to be used in Australia and New Zealand.

     

    The question is can Company B purchase the user CALs for Company A to use in Company A’s Region... or does that breach the license agreement?
     

     

    Company B is the parent company of Company A and owns at least 51% of it. Ie Company A is a subsidiary.


    MS CRM MVP :: uMar Khan :: Microsoft CRM Consultant (Blog :: http://umarkhan.wordpress.com)
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:12 AM
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Answers

  • Yes they can. Company B can purchase licenses for company A users. Until the 2 companies share the same domain you can, this domain thing is also not a licensing requirement but a tool limitation. Extra effort will be needed if that is not the case.
    AKS
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 7:03 AM
  • And of course Company B uses the same ORG as Company A. If they want an own ORG Company A needs to license Enterprise Ed.
    Gruß Carsten Groth http://carstengroth.spaces.live.com
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 7:34 AM
  • Tiaan, CRM is not licensed per organization.

    Perpetual licenses are licensed per server and per named user. The professional edition is limited to one CRM organization per server; the enterprise edition supports an unlimited number of CRM organizations.

    Note that CRM organizations refers to a CRM system instance, and might not have any resemblence to legal entities or corporate organization structures.
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 5:11 PM
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  • Yes they can. Company B can purchase licenses for company A users. Until the 2 companies share the same domain you can, this domain thing is also not a licensing requirement but a tool limitation. Extra effort will be needed if that is not the case.
    AKS
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 7:03 AM
  • And of course Company B uses the same ORG as Company A. If they want an own ORG Company A needs to license Enterprise Ed.
    Gruß Carsten Groth http://carstengroth.spaces.live.com
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 7:34 AM
  • CRM is not licensed per org?
     Might I be wrong?
    I was under the impression that it worked on the named user method.If you have 100 cals then the first 100 users added is licensed?
    Tiaan van Niekerk http://crmdelacreme.blogspot.com Skype:tiaan.van.niekerk1
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 3:13 PM
  • Tiaan, CRM is not licensed per organization.

    Perpetual licenses are licensed per server and per named user. The professional edition is limited to one CRM organization per server; the enterprise edition supports an unlimited number of CRM organizations.

    Note that CRM organizations refers to a CRM system instance, and might not have any resemblence to legal entities or corporate organization structures.
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 5:11 PM
    Moderator
  • thanks neil for calrifying this ,much apprecaited
    Tiaan van Niekerk http://crmdelacreme.blogspot.com Skype:tiaan.van.niekerk1
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010 6:04 PM