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Introducing Dynamics 365 Business Central

Business no longer happens in one place and the way that customers engage with organisations has changed. Digital transformation is shifting the focus of companies across the world and this evolution is especially noticeable in the world of business software.

Powered by the cloud, data and intelligence, new technology is changing the way that organisations manage their operations, connect with customers and drive their business’ growth.

Microsoft has been at the forefront of this evolution and at D365 Central we’re proud to represent Microsoft-approved partners that are leading the way when it comes to technology that fundamentally changes the way that businesses work.

We’d like to introduce the latest addition to Microsoft Dynamics 365 portfolio; Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Basically, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central brings the full power of Dynamics NAV to the cloud.

Designed for businesses of any size in the SMB market that might have outgrown their entry-level accounting software, it’s an all-in-one business management solution that connects a company’s marketing, sales, service, operations and finances.

Boasting new features including warehousing, service management, and manufacturing, it can help businesses to streamline their processes, improve customer interactions and make better decisions.

Dynamics 365 Business Central's features:

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is available as an Essential license or a Premium license.

Before we look at the specific features that relate to each of these licenses, let’s explore some of Business Central’s basic features.

Familiar Interface

Matching the look and feel of Microsoft’s other products, Business Central’s modern, intuitive user interface is as familiar as it is easy to use. Fully customisable, it offers role-specific views with personalised feeds and smart notifications.

Mobile friendly

Fully responsive, the app can be viewed, edited and updated across multiple devices including Windows, iOS and Android desktops, phones, and tablets.

Microsoft Integration

Based in the cloud, Business Central works seamlessly with other Dynamics 365 apps as well as Office365, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Power BI.

Featuring extended integration with Outlook, users can now generate quotes and submit invoices through their inbox.

Artificial Intelligence

Thanks to Microsoft’s recent investment into AI and machine learning, Business Central can offer more accurate forecasts, better recommendations, and more valuable analytical insights.


As well as the in-built visual designer that can customise the display to meet a company’s unique business needs, access to PowerApps and Microsoft Flow gives users access to custom business apps and workflows.

Business Central: Essential License

Giving access to the majority of Business Central’s features, the Essential license allows you to manage:

Your Finances

  • Manage inventory costs and budgets
  • Oversee cash flows
  • Prepare VAT reports
  • Keep track of fixed assets
  • Assign audit trails
  • Combine data from multiple departments and companies
  • Report in multiple currencies
  • Monitor acquisitions, depreciations, write-downs, appreciations and disposals

  • Your Customer Relationships

  • Record and manage contact information
  • Segment for targeted marketing campaigns
  • Input and track leads and opportunities
  • Integrate with Dynamics 365 for Sales to monitor inventory levels and sales orders

  • Your Projects

  • Supervise capacity and monitor progress
  • Manage budgets, invoices and orders
  • Schedule resources
  • Track hours, items and tasks

  • Your People

  • Keep detailed employee records
  • Group and track employee information
  • Log, track, and tag employee absences
  • Manage employee expenses

  • Your Supply Chain

  • Manage orders and inventory levels
  • Post and manage transactions and receivables
  • Process sales orders

  • Your Warehouse

  • Optimise warehousing from the moment inventory is received
  • Monitor put-away, moving, picking, binning and returns
  • Business Central: Premium License

    The Premium license includes everything from the Essential license plus access to functionality that allows you to manage:

    Your Service Orders

  • Improve customer satisfaction
  • Monitor order processing and contracts
  • Register and track post-sales issues
  • Track new service requests and routine maintenance
  • Record service levels, response times and service history
  • Assign personnel based on skills and availability

  • Your Manufacturing Process

  • Create production orders
  • Outsource to subcontractors
  • Manage demand, production and materials
  • Create production and purchase orders
  • Control capacity levels and improve efficiency
  • Forward plan for peak times
  • Facilitate changes quickly and easily
  • Flexible, adaptable and customisable

    The sheer flexibility of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central means that, while we can give an overview of what it’s able to offer a business, we can’t truly show you everything that it could do to meet your specific business needs.

    This is especially relevant for Sage 50 and Sage 200 users since Business Central is a true cloud solution which offers a lot more flexibility than the Sage products.

    Get in touch with the team at Dynamics 365 providers and we’ll find your perfect Microsoft-approved partner.

    Then you can experience Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for yourself.

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