Dynamics 365 Business Central
Get an overview of your business
Dynamics 365 Business Central is a complete ERP business management solution that helps you to connect finance, sales, service and operations and thereby streamline the business processes, improve customer interaction and decision making.
Manage finance and accounting in Business Central
With the finance part of Dynamics 365 Business Central, you have the opportunity to streamline and clarify the administration of your finances while complying with deadlines.
Make important decisions on an enlightened and informed basis
By linking data that goes across accounting, sales, purchasing, inventory and customer interactions, Business Central gives you an overview of your company and insight into its business processes. In addition, via the built-in Power BI dashboards, diagrams showing the financial results are shown.
Accelerate company reporting and financial clearance
Without breaking with the current regulations, you can streamline debtors and creditors, automatically reconcile accounts clearance and quickly and accurately report on your company's finances.
Optimized forecast accuracy
By modeling and analyzing data across multiple dimensions, you can adjust the economic forecasts. The smooth integration with Microsoft Excel allows you to easily adjust your reports.
Get an automated and secure supply chain
Create visibility throughout the supply chain and gain at the same time control over your procurement processes with the Supply Chain Management functionality in Business Central.
Optimization of inventory levels
Utilize the built-in intelligence in Business Central to predict which and when a given item should be refilled in your warehouse and with the dynamically updated inventory levels, you only purchase what is needed.
Reduce the risk of deficiency and thereby avoid lost sales
By automatically calculating inventory, delivery times and re-ordering items, you can continuously maintain the correct amount of goods in your warehouse. In cases where the requested item is not in stock, you have the opportunity to suggest a relevant replacement.
Maximize your business profitability
Achieve creditor discounts and avoid penalties. With Business Central you get recommendations on when your creditors should be paid. With approval workflows, you also avoid redundant or wrong purchases.
Optimize your sales processes and provide a better service for your customers
Maximize your earning opportunities and improve operation and thus the service for your customers with the sales features of Business Central.
Deliver increased value for your customers at all the contact points where you meet them
Sort and prioritize potential customers based on their revenue potential. Manage and handle your customer interactions and be guided to the optimum cross-sales and selling options as well as the opportunities you have to create innovation throughout the sales cycle.
Optimize your company's sales efficiency
Optimize the order-to-cash process. Business Central is closely integrated with Outlook, therefore you can, without leaving Outlook, quickly respond to sales-related customer inquiries, manage service requests and process payments.
Give your customers an impeccable customer service
Business Central provides a comprehensive overview of your service tasks, load areas and employee competencies. Against this background, you can allocate resources and speed up the case solution.
Keep your projects within the timeframes and below budget
Using real-time data, you can monitor the progress of your projects and manage project budgets in Business Central.
Comply with the project budget
Using time sheets and functionality for advanced job post-calculation and reporting, you can create, manage and track your customer projects. By preparing, editing and managing your budgets, you can also ensure the profitability of your projects.
Exact and precise planning
Plan capacity and sales and handle and manage the company's resource levels. In relation to your planned costs on orders and offers, it is possible to track the invoice to your customers.
Analyze how the project performs
With real-time insight into the status of your project, profitability and metrics for resource consumption, you are better equipped to make the right and most effective decisions.
Streamline operations in the company
Simplify your production and inventory tasks with operations management in Business Central, so you can deliver your products on time and reduce production and warehouse costs.
Manage budget implementation
Use sales forecasts and expected stock shortages to automatically generate production plans and create purchase orders.
Effective warehouse management
Get an overview of your warehouse and thereby achieve efficient order handling. By setting up locations based on the warehouse's layout and dimensions, it is possible to track all commodity transactions and movements.
Achieve the best possible output levels
Optimize your production plans and live up to customer expectations and needs, by calculating and improving production capacity and resources.
Protect your business data and live up to the Personal Data Regulation (GDPR)
Accompany your customers' rights to having their personal information protected
In Business Central, there are built-in methods you can use to make sure your business complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The tools allow you to assign and restrict access to personal data at multiple levels. You can also activate audit trail and thereby provide security and increased responsibility for the customers data.
Secure data administration
With Business Central, you can freely and safely move and store your customers' personal information across your systems. At the same time, with Microsoft's data centers automatic encryption, you can protect them from unauthorized access.
Manage your business wherever you are
Choose between installing Business Central in the cloud, on-premise or as a hybrid installation
Whether you want a cloud or on-premise solution, Business Central can be run where you need it and the user experience is the same.
Bring your business with you
The mobile version of Business Central delivers a modern and consistent user experience and it supports both cloud-based and local users.
Close to NAV
Basically, Dynamics 365 Business Central is based on the same code base as Dynamics NAV. This means that the basic software of the solution is almost the same and looking at the code only, it would be very difficult to distinguish between NAV and Business Central.
On-premise or cloud?
Dynamics 365 Business Central is available in two versions.
Business Central Cloud is a pure cloud version, where you rent the solution on a monthly basis (SaaS) and it consists solely of a web client which means that you can only access the application via your preferred browser and not via a local desktop client.
Business Central On-premise is hostet on your own server or on a rented server. Both versions of Business Central can be customized with Extensions, but only in the on-premise version it is possible to change the basic code. In addition, it is only with the on-premise version that you have the opportunity to postpone an update.
Buy apps on AppSource and expand the functionality
If you need additional functionality, you can install ISV (Independent software vendor) developed applications directly from Microsoft AppSource. It allows you to test and try out the new functionality and quickly uninstall the app if it does not deliver what it should be doing. Maintenance and updating of the app is the responsibility of the supplier.
In short, it is thus possible to add additional functionality via apps to the solution, just as we already know it from our smatphones. And if you no longer want to use that app, you can delete it again without affecting the application itself, even though the app has new functionality and new tables. The reason why it's possible is, that the add-in is developed as a so called 'Extension', and therefore is placed outside of the core application's code. With Extensions, you can thus develop add-ins for Dynamics 365 Business Central without making changes in the original application.
Customize with Extensions
With Extensions, you can customize Dynamics 365 Business Central without changing the underlying code and metadata. Therefore it is still possible for a softwaredeveloper to expand and customize the functionality of Business Central without changing the original solution objects. The difference, compared to Dynamics NAV, is simply that the adjustments are stored in an Extensions file as additions, and not as changes in the application itself.
However, it is still possible to change the basic code if you use the on-premise version of Business Central.