What is Dynamics 365 Business Central ?

What is Dynamics 365 Business Central ?

The use of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is essential for management, it connects all areas of business as well as teams to work effectively in collaboration. 

Among the different ERP solutions, we find the leading software: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Business Central provides your business with an easy-to-use platform that gives your teams quick access to the data and functionality they need to do their day-to-day work. The application has been designed with scalable features for small and medium-sized businesses. 

Find out how it can work for a variety of businesses and needs.

How Business Central came to be : 

You have to go back in time to understand how Microsoft came to create Business Central. 

It all started in 1987 with Navigator 1.00, a simple accounting application developed by Danish entrepreneurs. In 1995, a new version was launched for Windows under the name "Navision".  

In 2002, Navision was acquired by Microsoft and integrated into its Microsoft Business Solutions. The solution was subsequently renamed Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and its interface was modified to match the rest of the Microsoft Office offering. With a unique feature called "dimensions", NAV offered unparalleled dynamic tracking capabilities in important business functions. Its strength was that it could be tailored to the needs of business and industry.

Microsoft then used NAV as the code base and foundation to build their flagship cloud solution for SMBs, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Presentation : 

Business Central is by far one of the best cloud-based ERP solutions for growing businesses. It was designed to be simple and easy for rapid team adoption. 

Business Central for all types of companies

Extensions provide flexibility and customization that allow users to create a system tailored to the customer's industry and specific business needs

Business Central is used in many industries, such as aviation, maintenance and repair, distribution, manufacturing and print production, but also in transportation, retail and finance.

Ideal for collaborative work 

The advantage of the application is also that it saves time. In fact, by drastically reducing the time spent on manual processes and data entry, employees have more time to collaborate and therefore provide excellent work and customer service.

All stages of your operations are brought together in a central system, allowing employees to follow the process and take full ownership of their part to work efficiently and ensure the team's success. 

First class security

Business Central is cloud-based, so there is no need for servers and people to manage IT maintenance. 

The application offers 99% uptime, anywhere access, built-in backup redundancy and world-class security.

Even if there is a technical problem, your data will always be safe

Other things to know about Business Central : 

What can she help you with?

Its fully customizable system can run almost any business process you need.

It covers all financial management, from quoting and invoicing to cash flow forecasting and custom reporting options.

It also includes supply chain and inventory management, with an allowance for regulatory data. 

Project management tools are integrated, as well as specific modules for manufacturing and production. 

The operations management modules in Business Central provide an overview with the ability to drill down into the details of enterprise-wide strategies and plans.

Customer relationship management is an essential part of any business. Business Central allows you to manage customer relationships with in-depth sales and order data.

How does Business Central integrate with other Microsoft solutions?

Business Central is planned to easily integrate with other Microsoft solutions, including Azure and Power BI, to improve efficiency and simplify life. 

The visual style is consistent with other Microsoft solutions, making it easy for Microsoft 365 users to learn and adapt. It also offers many optional integrations with Microsoft 365 applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote and SharePoint.

It is possible to send files and reports to Outlook directly from Business Central without opening the application.

What licenses are available?

Business Central offers two main user license options: Business Central Essentials and Business Central Premium. Both licenses include:

  • Unlimited number of companies
  • Ability to add unlimited users at a per/user cost
  • Access to customization and extensions
  • Multiple environments
  • Finance management
  • Sales & marketing
  • Sales & delivery
  • Purchasing & payables
  • Inventory
  • Supply planning & availability
  • Project management
  • Warehouse management

The difference between the two licenses is the service management and manufacturing features, which are only available for the premium version.

It is possible to start with Essentials and upgrade to Premium later if needed, but also to add individual team member or device licenses. These licenses are designed for staff who do not need full access to all functions.

Business Central is an excellent choice for its customization, flexibility, regulatory compliance management, extensions and integration with the entire Microsoft stack

If you are interested in learning more about how Business Central can help you improve your business efficiency, please contact us.