Microsoft’s “Bridge to the Cloud 2”: Switch now and save

The Bridge to the Cloud 2 campaign from Microsoft is designed to make it easier for customers to switch to the latest cloud version of Dynamics products and save costs in the process;

We’ll explain what the promotion entails, who is eligible, how much you can save on product licenses and more.

What is “Bridge to the Cloud 2”?

Microsoft’s “Bridge to the Cloud 2” (BttC2) campaign is designed to make it easier for current Dynamics customers who operate their systems on-premise to switch to Dynamics 365 online products. BttC2 offers customers the opportunity to purchase discounted cloud licenses through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program.

How long does the campaign last?

Customers who wish to take advantage of this opportunity must do so by December 31, 2024;

Am I eligible for the promotion?

You are eligible for the BttC2 promotion if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You are a Dynamics On-Premise customer with an active Enhancement Plan (EP).
  • Your annual Cloud Service Provider (CSP) costs after discounts must be greater than or equal to the annual on-premise EP costs.
  • You are new to the Dynamics Online SKU.
  • You have implemented your systems on site before 01.09.2022.

What does the BttC2 campaign involve?

Your active Enhancement Plan (EP) or the fees (EG) of your on-premise system are converted into discounted cloud licenses. This gives you full access to Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud, which you can use in parallel with your current system; Customers who apply for the offer before their renewal date will also benefit from monthly payments instead of a one-off payment for the Enhancement Plan. This makes the switch to Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud even more attractive.

Vorteile der “Bridge to the Cloud 2”

When switching to the cloud, customers benefit from free concurrent user licenses for high user ratios. They will also receive dual-use rights for the latest version of Dynamics 365 Business Central throughout the promotion;

How does this action differ from the previous one?

With Microsoft’s first “Bridge to the Cloud” promotion, which was completed at the end of 2022, only customers with Business Central, NAV, GP and SL were eligible. With “Bridge to the Cloud 2”, however, the promotion applies to all products in the Dynamics product family, including AX, Dynamics 365 for Operations and Dynamics CRM.

The discount offered has been reduced from 60% to 40% and the term is now three years, allowing for greater flexibility.

Example of costs and savings

What savings can you actually expect from this campaign? Here’s a case study with Business Central that illustrates the financial benefits of using this promotion.

Business CentralCloud (Monthly)
License costs per user€59
Total license costs€295
40% BttC2 discount on licenses€118
Total license costs after deduction of the discount€177

Business Central Cloud cost example

Business CentralOn-Premise (Annual)
License costs per user€1,500
Total license costs€7,500
EC Annual€1,200 (€100 pro Monat)

Business Central On-Premise cost example

Time for a change?

With Microsoft’s Bridge to the Cloud 2 promotion, now is the perfect time to migrate your locally installed systems to the cloud-based Dynamics 365 product suite. If you’re ready to get started, visit see our contact page to speak to our expert team today.

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