Microsoft Offers 0 Percent Financing to New Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customers

REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 13, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today announced 0 percent financing for 36 months for new, qualifying customers of Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM solutions. The limited time offer is available to Microsoft Dynamics customers who receive Microsoft Financing credit approval on all purchases of $20,000 (U.S.) up to $1 million (U.S.).

“We are working closely with our customers and partners to proactively enable them to preserve their capital resources to ride out the current economic situation, while making an important strategic investment in their future,” said Kirill Tatarinov, corporate vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions. “Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM solutions are business assets that pay off in the near term and over the long haul by helping companies drive productivity, maximize efficiency, and adapt and grow their business in today’s fast-changing market.”

With Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM solutions, businesses can do the following:

  • Increase operational efficiencies. Integrate and streamline business processes to eliminate inefficient procedures and optimize utilization of existing resources.

  • Increase employee productivity. Enable employees to boost their output and work smarter through a familiar, intuitive user interface similar to that of Microsoft Office and with Role Centers configured around the needs of individual users. Customers on maintenance plans also can get access to free, online training to help further stretch their budgets.

  • Leverage existing IT investments. Protect and extend investments in existing systems through solutions that interoperate with businesses’ other Microsoft applications, driving synergies and promoting easy access to critical data across systems.

  • Retain customers and revenue. Strengthen existing customer relationships, minimize churn and maximize new customer acquisition opportunities through improved customer service capabilities and streamlined customer management.

  • Eliminate unnecessary marketing spend. Sharpen the focus of marketing efforts by more efficiently honing in on prospects, including improving utilization of economical online channels.

This offer was welcomed by Mike Gillis, managing vice president of Hitachi Consulting, a global business and IT consulting company and Microsoft Dynamics partner.

“Making it simple, convenient and affordable for businesses to invest in leading-edge business management software today is the right move at the right time,” Gillis said. “This represents a great opportunity for businesses in today’s cost-conscious market and shows that Microsoft has its ear to the ground and is attuned to the needs of business.”

The Microsoft Dynamics 0 percent financing promotion is applicable to licensing and first-year enhancements costs on Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL and Microsoft Dynamics CRM solutions. More information about the Microsoft Dynamics 0 percent financing promotion can be found at Additional costs associated with Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM implementation, such as products from independent software vendors, partner services and customization, can be financed at standard rates. The promotion is available in Australia, Belgium, Canada (subject to unique terms and conditions), France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K. and the U.S.

About Microsoft Dynamics

Microsoft Dynamics is a line of financial, customer relationship and supply chain management solutions that helps businesses work more effectively. Delivered through a network of channel partners providing specialized services, these integrated, adaptable business management solutions work like and with familiar Microsoft software to streamline processes across an entire business.

About Microsoft Financing

Microsoft Financing is a financing arm of Microsoft Corp. that is dedicated to making it easier to purchase Microsoft products through financing. Microsoft Financing works with commercial financing institutions to deliver optimal customer financing solutions.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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