Microsoft resellers are set for price hikes of up to 138 per cent on some of the vendor's products next year, CRN understands.
In a recent SPLA (service provider licence agreement) price list seen by CRN, the vendor outlined a flurry of price hikes understood to be coming in from January 2014.
Prices for 15 versions of its Dynamics products are set to rocket in the new year, with its Dynamics SL 2011 AM Employee Self Service User SAL (subscriber access licence) set to rise the most steeply - 138.1 per cent.
Other similar products' prices are set to inflate in January too, with its Dynamics AX 2012 R2 products rocketing between 61 per cent and 63 per cent in the new year.
Aside from the Dynamics hikes, Microsoft is set to up prices for some other products by up to 50 per cent. Prices for its Systems Centre 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Client Management Suite will swell 49.28 and 50.67 per cent respectively when the changes come in.
Microsoft was unavailable for comment as CRN went to press, but one anonymous partner said the price hikes could see partners look elsewhere for similar offerings.
"The prices quoted are pre-tax so unless they can justify price hikes up to 138 per cent in this current market they are simply asking customers to consider moving away from Microsoft and seek alternative vendors," said the source.
Full details of products affected and price increases:
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter - 38.46 per cent
Core Infrastructure Server Suite Datacenter - 23.59 per cent
Windows Server 2012 R2 Remote Desktop Services -21.45 per cent
System Center 2012 R2 Client Management Suite - 50.67 per cent
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - 49.28 per cent
Dynamics CRM 2013 Basic - 44.54 per cent
Dynamics CRM 2013 Professional - 25.08 per cent
Dynamics GP 2013 Full User SAL - 7.28 per cent
Dynamics NAV 2013 Full User SAL - 7.28 per cent
Dynamics SL 2011 AM Full User SAL - 40.48 per cent
Dynamics SL 2011 AM Light User SAL - 21.95 per cent
Dynamics SL 2011 AM ESS User SAL - 138.10 per cent
Dynamics AX 2012 R2
Enterprise Device SAL - 61 per cent
Functional Device SAL - 61 per cent
Task Device SAL - 62 per cent
Self Service Device SAL - 63 per cent
Enterprise User SAL - 61 per cent
Functional User SAL - 61 per cent
Task User SAL - 62 per cent
Self Service User SAL - 63 per cent
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