Nonprofits Get Boost From Microsoft Stimulus Offer
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2009 — Today, at the inaugural NFP Summit in Washington, D.C., Microsoft Corp. announced the release of a stimulus package for select nonprofit organizations, associations and targeted trade groups. The event featured presentations and tutorials on business challenges not-for-profit (NFP) groups face today and how Microsoft Dynamics, the company's enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) offerings, help solve some of these challenges, stimulating business growth and productivity.
The nationwide stimulus package will present qualified NFP customers with two additional concurrent Business Ready Licensing (BRL) Full Access users at no additional license cost with the purchase of an ERP Foundation Pack license -- a 66 percent discount on the suggested retail price of the software licenses. This offer is available from June 18, 2009, through Dec. 23, 2009, only in the United States. NFPs must show that they fall within Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 83xx or 86xx to qualify for the offer. The offer is available to new Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics AX customers. Participating certified Microsoft Dynamics partners are also offering a credit of $5,000 in services to implement the system. This package will benefit small and large NFPs alike.
"Not-for-profit organizations have benefited greatly over the years from Microsoft Dynamics products, including Microsoft Dynamics GP, SL, NAV and AX for project accounting and financial management, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM for membership communications and tracking," said Dave Willis, vice president of U.S. Dynamics at Microsoft. "By offering this stimulus package and creating social networks for executives at these organizations, Microsoft and its partners can help them find ways to grow and retain membership and continue to raise funds during these challenging economic times."