What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system which is the successor product to Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Dynamics SL. Modern, and with several AI-powered features, D365 BC is a comprehensive solution for small, medium, and upper mid-sized organizations to manage finances, manufacturing, supply chain, sales and customer service. Customers have the option to have D365 BC implemented on-premises or use from the Microsoft cloud. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a complete ERP from Microsoft for the SMB segment.

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Introducing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Why D365 Business Central?


All your business needs in one integrated intelligent platform.

Financial Management
  • Basic General Ledger
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Budgets
  • Consolidations
  • Account Schedules
  • Basic Fixed Assets
  • Bank Account Management/Reconciliation
  • Cash Flow Forecast
  • Dimensional Accounting
  • Inter-company Transactions
  • Cost Accounting
  • Document Management (including image capture and OCR)
Supply Chain Management
  • Basic Inventory
  • Basic Payables/Receivables
  • Sales Tax/VAT
  • Invoicing
  • Order/Return Order Management
  • Invoice Discounts
  • Line Discounting/Pricing
  • Requisition Management
  • Location Transfers
  • Non-Stock Items
  • Item Tracking
  • Bin
  • Pick
Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Estimates
  • Multiple Costs
  • Time Sheets
  • Revenue Recognition
Warehouse Management
  • Order Promising
  • Campaign Pricing
  • Warehouse Receipt/Shipment
  • Standard Cost Worksheet
  • Bin Set-Up
  • Internal Picks and Put Aways
Manufacturing
  • Production Orders
  • Production Bill of Materials
  • Version Management
  • Basic Supply/Capacity Planning
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Sales and Inventory Forecasting
Service Management
  • Service Order Management
  • Service Price Management
  • Service Item Management
  • Service Contract Management
  • Planning and Dispatching
Basic Customer Relationship Management
  • Contact Management
  • Task Management
  • Opportunity Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Relationship Management
Basic Human Resources
  • Employee Cards
  • Employee Transactions
  • Absence Codes

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  • "Microsoft Dynamics ERP helped bring everyone to a common platform. I can now get minute-by-minute information on sales, inventory, order status and receivables’ outstanding. Now the entire operations seem more connected & controlled. We are quite happy with post-implementation support and have upgraded to NAV 2013 recently"
    R.K. Lakhotia
    VP - Finance
    Somany Ceramics Limited

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Looking to move from NAV, GP, Solomon, or another ERP solution, to a robust & modern ERP; or considering the implementation of a world-class enterprise solution? Dynamics 365 Business Central is the way to go.

  • Solution Building & Implementation Services
  • Helpdesk & Support Services
  • Version Upgrades
  • Extensions 2.0 Enablement
  • Vertical Solutions Development
  • System Integration
  • Developing Add-ons
  • Specialized Services

Business Central empowers organizations to connect and manage their financials, sales, purchase, inventory, projects, service, and operations from a single solution. The all-in-one ERP solution is a flexible, adaptable and scalable, growing and expanding with the needs of the business. Dynamics 365 Business Central is available both Online and On-premise deployment model, tailored to the needs of businesses.

Microsoft offers Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly NAV) in the cloud, on-premises, and in hybrid deployment models.

The primary licensing of Dynamics Business Central is ‘Named user subscription.’ Dynamics 365 offers two types of user licenses ‘Full users’ and ‘Team member.’ Full user licenses are offered as Essential and Premium, which you can choose from depending upon functionalities needed. Team member license allows accessing a very limited functionality.

Dynamics 365 is now available on Azure cloud and you can simply subscribe and use the services without the hassles of hardware and networking setup. These licences are available in two variants

  • Essential
  • Premium

On-Premise licence is needed for organizations who wish to setup D365 on their own servers. These licences come in two variants

  • Essential
  • Premium

Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, Project Management, Warehouse Management, and Basic Human Resources Management modules are available in this licensing model.

‘Essential’ plus service management and manufacturing modules are available in this licensing model.


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Dynamics 365 Business Central - Online or On-Premises

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Moving from Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365 Business Central – Leverage the Cloud



Case Studies


FAQ


What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a complete ERP from Microsoft for SMB segment. The product is part of the Microsoft Dynamics family, and is the successor product to Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The ERP is available in a SAS and On-Premises model.

What are the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Features / Functionalities?

Business Central comes with a very impressive Web And Mobile client. Its features and functionalities range from the basic to advanced capabilities in modules – Finance (G&A, Fixed Assets, AR, AP, Bank and Cash, Taxation, Inventory), Sales & Marketing, Purchase, Inventory and Warehouse, Manufacturing, Post Sales Service Management, Jobs and Resources for Project accounting.

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central road-map?

Microsoft has planned to release new features in Business Central from April 2020 through September 2020. MS has recently released Business Central Release Wave 1 with improved usability, Better tools for admins and partners, enhanced application features. Microsoft plans to release 2 major updates each year with increased features and capabilities. The latest released version available is BC 2020 Wave 1.

How is Microsoft Dynamic 365 Business Central helpful?

Business Central helps the business to streamline their processes and enable the business to make smarter decisions. It helps in improving forecast accuracy while maintaining compliance and security.
Helpful in maximizing profitability with an end-to-end view across operations, purchasing, manufacturing, inventory, and warehouse management. It offers managing the sales process from Quote to Invoice from within Outlook.
It helps in planning & monitoring projects with real-time metrics on resources, profitability, tasks, and progress.

Which companies use Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a direct for SMB organizations and has been able to address the business requirements, preferences and expectations for small and medium-sized businesses in the trading, manufacturing, eCommerce, Services & Projects business domain.
It works well in organizations with as low as 3 users ranging up to 500 users.

How to install Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premises?

Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premises works in a 3 Tier architecture. There are at least 3 components for Setup: 1. A SQL Db Server which shall hold the Business Central Database 2. An Application Server to set up the Application Services for BC (these could be more than 1 Server depending on the user base and the transactional volume) 3. IIS which is required to host the Web Client for Business Central. The users are supposed to access BC either on a Web Browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome etc.) or else through its universal Tablet/Mobile client.
Business Central Setup can be installed in a demonstration as well as production environment using the standard available wizard.

Can you briefly summarize the different modules that are available in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central solution?

Financial Management – Finance module provides accounting and finance solutions. With the help of this module, organizations can conveniently manage payables, general ledger, inventory, receivables, fixed assets, cash flow and many more.

Sales & Marketing – In Sales & Marketing, this term is mainly used for successful business growth. Making sales, it consists of telephone calls, one-on-one interaction meetings, etc. for building customer relationship.

Service Management – In which organizations handle profitable decisions such as quickly responds to service requests, response times, schedules, pricing and customer preferences. It manages all aspects of service orders.

Supply chain management – It manages the flow of goods and services. It shows the comprehensive process of goods from manufacturers to wholesaler to the consumer.

Manufacturing – With the help of manufacturing organizations can boost their efficiencies and manage production, bills of materials, capacity requirement planning, work orders and supply planning.

Project Management – In which, enterprises manage projects from start to completion for budgeting, resource planning and billing. Also handles the cost estimation and expenses of the projects.

What are the latest features of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central April 2020 release Wave 1 update?

Latest features added in BC 2020 Release Wave 1
Use resources in purchase documents
Receive more goods than you ordered
Undo shipment or receipt lines for non-items
Search for features in the role explorer
Enable non-interactive printing
Import profiles and UI customizations
Bookmark Reports
Enter data more easily & Filter data and create views
Sync users with Microsoft 365 admin center
View data size per table
Cancel Sessions
Use Al interface objects

What are the licensing plans available in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Dynamics 365 Business Central is licensed on a per named user basis. Depending on whether the solution is taken in a SAS model or else On-Premises model the licensing differs. In case of SAS Online licensing, there is a per named user cost to be paid per month, on the other hand in case of -On-Premises model the licensing is perpetual and requires paying 1 time license cost on a per named user basis however a certain annual fee is to be paid to Microsoft to keep the account active and keep receiving the hotfixes and the upgraded licenses.

How is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central purchased/licensed?

Business Central is purchased through a Microsoft authorised CSP or reseller.

How much does Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cost?

The Essentials version of Business Central, you get stable business functionality across finance, supply chain management, CRM, HR and much more. For using the Manufacturing and a few other advanced features require a Premium user license. Team Member User license is useful when the users need read-only access with limited write/edit access. Below is the license cost for an Online subscription. The cost of the perpetual license varies in each country
Team Member $8 Per user per month
Essentials $70 Per user per month
Premium $100 Per user per month

How often is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central updated?

Microsoft releases a minor release on a monthly basis and 1 Major update every 6 months. Its Online instance gets updated automatically on each release however customers need to plan the updates themselves in case of the On-Premises deployment

Do I have the option to schedule updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Yes, in case of Online SAS model

How can I be notified once an update is available?

It is notified in Admin Central of Business Central

How do I get Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central set up?

Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premises works in a 3 Tier architecture. There are at least 3 components for Setup: 1. A SQL Db Server which shall hold the Business Central Database 2. An Application Server to setup the Application Services for BC (these could be more than 1 Server depending on the user base and the transactional volume) 3. IIS which is required to host the Web Client for Business Central. The users are supposed to access BC either on a Web Browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome etc) or else through its universal Tablet/Mobile client.

Business Central Setup can be installed in a demonstration as well as production environment using a standard available wizard.

How do I get ongoing support for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

One needs to be active with their BC license by paying the annual BREP to Microsoft. The support is provided through the re-seller.

Can I get training in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Yes, through reseller.

What are the out of the box integrations available with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

BC provides out of the box connectors with D365 Customer Engagement, Office 365 application like Outlook, with Power BI, PowerApps, CDS and Automate. It also comes with a standard set of APIs which makes any 3rd party integration quick and easy.

What email address can I use with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Microsoft recommends using Office 365 for email and office applications due to its great compatibility with BC. However BC doesn’t restrict organizations from using other email providers.

Can Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central be customized?

Dynamics 365 Business Central is quite flexible and can be customized by trained/certified developers to address business needs.

How can I cancel my Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central subscription?

By stop paying for the monthly subscription.

How do I help my customer configure their environment?

A well trained BC consultant can configure the various modules of BC basis the user requirements.

Does Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central allow Dual User Right?

One of the advantages of Dynamics 365 is dual use rights. This allows customers the option to deploy the server software either in Microsoft’s cloud or in a private on-premises or partner-hosted cloud

Is there any differences between an On-Premises deployment and the cloud version of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Both versions of Business Central (cloud and on-premise) have the same features and functions—the big difference is the platform. Business Central On-Premise is built for on-premise deployment. It can also be hosted in the cloud, but it can’t offer the same seamless experience as a fully managed cloud-based solution

How can you get seamless synchronization or Integration of Dynamics 365 Business Central with Outlook?

Dynamics 365 Business Central comes with out of the box integration / plugin / configuration for O365 Outlook.

How does Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central integrate with other Microsoft offerings (Office 365, Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow)?

Business Central offers terrific value by integrating with other Microsoft cloud services, including Office 365 and can be customized or extended for specific industry needs with PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Power BI. They have standard / out of the box connectors and connections available with BC.

How does Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central work with the rest of the Microsoft Cloud?

Business Central offers terrific value by integrating with other Microsoft cloud services, including Office 365 and can be customized or extended for specific industry needs with PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Power BI. They have standard / out of the box connectors and connections available with BC.

What are the Power BI capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

BC provides out of the box connectors with Power BI. It also comes with a standard pack of Power BI reports and dashboards for finance and sales.

What is the upgrade process in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS?

Microsoft releases a minor release on a monthly basis and 1 Major update every 6 months. Its SAS Online instance gets updated automatically on each release.

How close is the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS code to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On Premises?

Both versions of Business Central (cloud and on-premise) have the same features and functions—the big difference is the platform.

Can I host Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on my own cloud?

Business Central can be hosted in the private cloud in an On-Premise deployment model.

How do AI and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central combine for business success?

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Platform has integrated Sales function with AI and Machine Learning. The two applications are programmed to share insights by Predictive analysis.
Predictive models developed on Azure learning platform can drive Dynamics 365 Business Central options, thereby allowing users to utilize built-in features for late payments or upcoming inventory forecasts. A combination of historical data as well as real-time information generated by the moment serves as the backbone for Business Central intelligent capabilities.

How do I migrate from Microsoft GP to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

The Cloud Migration Management assisted setup guide in Business Central can help you migrate data from Dynamics GP. You can migrate data from Dynamics GP 2015 and later versions of Dynamics GP to BC SAS

Migration is a one-time data move, once you migrated, BC SaaS will become your primary solution and your existing Dynamics GP system will only be used to search across your historical GP data or for reporting purposes. Microsoft has developed an extension, that make migration process easy. Dynamics GP Data Migration Extension is available for free at AppSource. With this extension you can migrate the following modules: GL Accounts and balances, Customers and Customer Opening, Vendor and Vendor Opening, Item and Inventory Balances.

How does Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations compare to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

The essential difference is that Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations has a lot more built-in ‘enterprise functionality’ compared with Business Central. While F&O is targeted at Multinational medium to large organisations and groups of enterprises, BC targets Small to mid-size enterprises. While F&O provides multiple country localizations inside of a single instance as out-of-the-box for 37 countries, BC comes with separate localized instances for each country. It provides localization for 19 countries.

How to create any bespoke extensions for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Using the AL Language, a custom extension can be designed. Once has to learn working on AL code and BC.

How easily can I get my existing data from the product we are using today into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

In case of one time migration, BC provides data migration utility called Configuration Packages. For a continuous data transaction between 2 systems, an integration need to be developed either using standard APIs or else through custom APIs.

Can you offer standard integrations of an ERP system with an online store?

BC provides standard APIs for an integration for major entities. One can also develop custom APIs.

What is the integration with Office 365 about?

It refers to integration with O365 applications like Outlook, Excel, Word and OneNote

Is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central are the same as Microsoft Dynamics NAV?

Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new version of NAV however the major difference lies in its advanced platform, cloud compatibility, GUI and integration with O365, D365 Application, AI and Power platform.

How reliable is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Dynamics 365 Business Central is the newer version of NAV which has been running in organizations and industries across the globe from more than 2 decades. Microsoft has roadmap defined for Business Central future versions. This clearly signifies that any organization can easily rely on BC & Microsoft for their business application

Is there a platform to help comply with GDPR policies?

Dynamics 365 Business Central provides the best tools and effective solutions to manage and comply with the GDPR rules It allows:
1. Easily find and filter data
2. Manage personal data with Dynamics Business Central modules
3. Give security: protect data with integrated tools
4. Analyse and keep records updated.

How is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central related to Microsoft Dynamics NAV?

Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new version of NAV however the major difference lies in its advanced platform, cloud compatibility, GUI and integration with O365, D365 Application, AI and Power platform.

Which Microsoft Dynamics NAV functionality is/ isn’t included in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new version of NAV however the major difference lies in its advanced platform, cloud compatibility, GUI and integration with O365, D365 Application, AI and Power platform.

When should you upgrade Microsoft Dynamics NAV?

If you are still on NAV, you should upgrade your NAV to BC without any further delay. Your NAV version might be already out of main stream support.

What are the problems have to face with new Installation of Dynamics 365 Business Central

There might arise some issues related to compatible s/w on the server like .Net framework version or SQL version. Otherwise, the installation shall go smooth.

How to upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

One can upgrade to BC On Premise using the Upgrade process and the Upgrade toolkit. This activity requires enough technical knowhow of BC, AL code and upgrade process.

Who are the top service providers that provide Dynamics 365 Business Central implementation?

Alletec is a Gold partner and prominent name in the MS Dynamics space for Dynamics 365 Business Central solution and services.

How can Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central help in human resources management?

Dynamics 365 Business Central comes with standard HR module with basic features to record Employee records. It also provides out of the box feature to maintain Employee Ledger.

What is the AL language in Dynamics 365 Business Central ?

AL code is the modern language used in custom Extension development for Dynamics 365 Business Central.

How do I consolidate the financial data and the operations of several companies?

Dynamics 365 Business Central provides out of the box feature to configure and run G/L Consolidation to consolidate General Ledger for several related companies.

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