The two most important differences in how Dynamics 365 Business Central licensing works as compared to Dynamics GP licensing are cloud hosting and named licenses.
Cloud Hosting: In Business Central, there is no fee for hosting your ERP in Microsoft’s Azure cloud. You don’t buy or license a server. The user licenses include that hosting for free. Furthermore, you never have to pay annual enhancement plan fees again.
Named Licenses: In Business Central, each license is assigned to a named individual user, and licenses are billed on a per user, per month basis. There is no minimum number of users, and furthermore, you can quickly scale up and scale down your number of users.
For the prices of the three main license types, review this table:
Dynamics 365 Business Central License
Price Per User Per Month
Business Central Essentials Full User
$70.00 USD ($95.00 CAD)
Business Central Premium Full User
$100.00 USD ($135.70 CAD)
Business Central Team Member
$8.00 USD ($10.20 CAD)
For more information, please see Dynamics 365 Business Central | Licensing and Pricing Answers.