Business Central – a part of something bigger
Versatile and wide-ranging business administration
Business Central is an all-in-one ERP solution for handling the company's many business processes. Business Central is extremely adaptable and rich in advanced functionality that enables companies to manage their business, including finance, production, sales, project, HR and so on.
Extend the functionality
An important thing to be aware of is that it is not just about what Business Central can do alone, but what all the Microsoft applications can do as a whole.
Expand and adapt to your business and your needs
No two companies are the same. Each company has its own unique requirements and industry-specific business needs. One of the biggest advantages of choosing Dynamics 365 Business Central is that the solution is part of the close-knit Microsoft family and can therefore be easily integrated with other Microsoft applications, not least those that make up the business platforms Dynamics 365, Power Platform and Microsoft 365. This means that you can easily add business intelligence, functionality to automate approval processes, advanced CRM and so on to your Business Central solution.
This means that you can easily add business intelligence, functionality to automate approval processes, advanced CRM and so on to your Business Central solution.
Create solutions that suit your business. Not the other way around.
Microsoft's business applications are designed to work together and and form one comprehensive solution that connects your entire business with exactly the functions that are needed. So when you choose a Microsoft product like Business Central, it is easy to connect to a large number of other Microsoft applications and thus expand the functionality of your solution.
Strong alone, better together. Microsoft Power Platform is far more than the sum of the individual apps. By connecting them together – and with the apps that make up Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365, as well as hundreds of other apps – you can build complete business solutions that fulfill all the company's business needs and industry-specific requirements.
For example, you can connect to these apps in Power Platform:
Microsoft Power BI is an interactive business intelligence application that gives you access to valuable insights into your data, which you can convert into results. By integrating Business Central to Power BI, you get an easy insight and overview of your Business Central data. Power BI is an efficient and flexible alternative to your built-in Business Central reports.
With Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow), you can automate repetitive tasks, for example in Business Central. Create flows and connect to your data via the Business Central connector. Flows in Power Automate are triggered by events, such as a record being created, edited, or deleted, and can run on a user-defined schedule or on demand.
With Power Apps, all the company's employees get the opportunity to build low-code business apps that modernize business processes and solve challenges in the company. With the easy access to data in Business Central, with Power Apps you can quickly create apps that can fulfill a wide range of business scenarios.
Create effortless collaboration for the way you work. With Microsoft 365, you can work smarter and faster with tools to compile and manage your business, keep in touch with your customers and protect your data, and by connecting Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 Business Central, an efficient environment is created that supports the company's work processes and employee productivity.
For example, you can connect to these apps in Microsoft 365:
Excel is used for data processing and analysis of, for example, large and small numbers, and you can easily visualize your data in inviting ways with diagrams and graphs and share your workbooks and spreadsheets with your employees. By connecting Business Central with Excel, you can, among other things, view and edit your data and analyze your accounts.
With Microsoft Teams, you can not only have video calls, hold meetings online and chat, you can also collaborate with your colleagues across departments on documents and achieve even better results for your company. Because with Microsoft Teams, you have it all together in one place. You can connect Microsoft Teams with your business data in Business Central, so you can quickly share information with your colleagues, search for contacts and respond to inquiries faster.
Share and collaborate. With OneDrive, you have access to your files wherever you are, your files are backed up, so if you lose your device, you don't lose your files and you can easily share files and collaborate with your colleagues. In Business Central, it's easy to store, manage and share files with other people via OneDrive.
Select an app, select some, or select all. Microsoft has developed the Dynamics 365 applications to collaborate with each other and for Power Platform and Microsoft 365. In this way, you can seamlessly extend the functionality of the individual solution, connect your company and communicate with your customers.
Out of the many apps that make up Dynamics 365, it is most obvious for Business Central users to connect to Sales:
Dynamics 365 Sales is a CRM system that enables salespeople to build close relationships with the company's customers, identify ideal customer targets, take actions based on data insights in a timely manner and close deals faster. Salespeople, who often have an extroverted job role in the company, can occasionally benefit from seeing what happens behind the company's facade. By integrating Dynamics 365 Sales with Business Central, your salespeople can view information in Business Central while working in Dynamics 365 Sales.
In addition to Microsoft's own business applications, with Business Central you also have access to various apps, also called extensions, which have been developed by partners.
You can find these apps on AppSource, where you literally just have to download the extension that fulfills the functionality you need and place it into Business Central.