Tuesday, July 24, 2012 1:51 PM
I work for a small company that develops a solution for financial companies based on Microsoft CRM (mainly CRM online). We would like to be able to embed a bing map on the CRM contact and account (company) forms showing the location of the person or business.
I don't have a problem technically, but I'm a bit unsure of the licensing for this. I've attempted to contact the bing sales team but haven't had a reply. As I understand it you can't use Bing maps for free in a non-public or password protected website and CRM is both.
So my questions are:
1. Can I use Bing maps in Microsoft CRM for free, or will I need to license?
2. Given the very low throughput use case, does anyone have any clue whether there is low cost licensing option, maybe per map display or per click. I've tried contacting the sales team but they seem to be ignoring me at the moment. We are a very small company so any significant cost is out of the question and I just wanted to know if I am wasting my time pursuing this? (Google wanted £7000 per year).
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 4:41 PMOwner
You will need a lincense for this scenario. Try emailing firstname.lastname@example.org they should respond. If they don't email me at ricky_brundritt at hotmail dot com and I'll connect you with the right people. You may also want to take a look at this site: http://www.greymatter.com/bingstore/ Grey Matter is a Bing Maps reseller who handle the smaller contracts for the Bing Maps team.
Also, from a technical point of view you may be interested in this blog post I wrote:http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com/2012/04/25/bing-maps-microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011/
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:19 AMThanks Richard, I have already emailed them but no response as yet!