Everything about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, launched in April 2018 as the successor to Microsoft Dynamics Navision (NAV). It is an all-in-one enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that helps small and medium sized businesses upgrade from basic accounting software or legacy ERP systems.
Business Central provides a single, comprehensive way to handle finances, operations, sales and customer service, helping organizations to streamline their processes and drive growth. The ultimate goal of the software is to enable businesses to make smarter, more informed decisions and respond more quickly to customers.
Deployment can be either in the cloud or on premise, but a few features aren’t available in the on-prem version. In addition to unlimited functionality, the SaaS version on the Microsoft cloud offers reliability, security, redundancy, and compliance, which cut down on companies’ overhead costs. So, instead of worrying about servers and licensing, businesses can focus on what they do best.
Business Central Essentials or Business Central Premium?
Scalability is a key focus of Business Central, so there are two different plans to fit varying needs: Business Central Essentials and Business Central Premium.
Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials key features:
- Financial Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Warehouse Management
- Project management
- Human Resource Management
- Built-in CRM Functionality
Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium features:
- All features in Essentials
- Service Management
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central integration with Outlook, Excel and Word
Companies are able to cut the time from quote to final payment by managing the whole cycle within Outlook inbox. With Dynamics 365 Business Central Outlook integration, setting up customers or vendors and getting to work is easy. Build a quote by pulling product details and quantities from a customer’s email, input key notes into your quote template in Outlook and email the final version in minutes. The process is just as easy when it’s time to invoice.
Users can also access live Dynamics 365 Business Central data from Microsoft Excel to read, write, and update items, sales orders, and purchase orders. Integration with Excel offers powerful capabilities such as bulk imports as well as Excel-based data analysis using charts and pivot tables.
Integration with Microsoft Word lets users customize and brand documents like quotes and invoices. Users can also design and edit report layouts in a Microsoft Word document using a WYSIWYG editing experience.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Apps and Modules
Dynamics Business Central can be extended with additional features or modules, also known as Power Apps, that are available for download on App Source or Microsoft Flow. It can also be tailored with extensions and customizations created by a Service Provider.
Dynamics 365 Business Central pricing
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials starts at $70 per user per month and Premium starts at $100 per user per month.
How to use Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Manage: Run and track key parts of your business from finances to supply chain, manufacturing and operations.
Report: Get a full view of your organization and make decisions using key metrics.
Deploy: Use either on-prem or in the cloud.