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Why you waiting to upgrade to Business Central – it’s so easy!

Are you a current Microsoft Dynamics NAV customer on an older release who has concerns on making the transition to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central? Then look no further! We have the answers for you right here.

D365 Central are working in collaboration with 1ClickFactory who have just released the Upgrade Analyzer. A true game-changer, the Upgrade Analyzer will not only make upgrades to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central easier it proves to be much more cost effective to you. Read 1ClickFactory’s blog ‘My five best cost reductions to eliminate upgrade stupidity’.

With the continuous year-on-year advances in technology, customer service expectations are also rising. Is it important in your business, to ensure your customer has the best experience? After all, without customers you wouldn’t be able to run your business – right? That’s why making the upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central is important if you want your business and customer base to grow consistently with one another.

How will Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central benefit my business?

Do you think your ERP system can handle the growth of your business? Dynamics 365 Business Central is Microsoft’s newest ERP offering which connects your departments and employees together, to maximise your overall efficiency and productivity.

Not only that, but Dynamics 365 Business Central is a cloud-based solution, meaning you can answer customer queries on-the-go, thus improving your customers’ experience and increasing your customer base and overall profits. Updating your ERP system to Dynamics 365 Business Central means you can over-see your whole business at any time, on your laptop, mobile or tablet. This means that when you’re busy, in-and-out of meetings, there is no need to stress about the endless tasks you may have to do when you’re back at your desk – Dynamics 365 Business Central is “real-time”, so you are able to deal with customer queries instantly as you get them.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV vs. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (SaaS)

Many people call Dynamics 365 Business Central the cloud-based version of Dynamics NAV, however, there are some differences between both versions, which we will describe below.

With Dynamics 365 Business Central software-as-a-service (SaaS) you are effectively building on the functionality of its predecessor, Dynamics NAV. Both solutions offer fantastic functionality, which allows you to modify the platforms to better suit your business model. Microsoft refers to D365 Business Central (SaaS) as the ‘all-in-one business solution’ which helps you oversee your business processes and provide more efficient customer service. Business Central is “embedded” into the wider Dynamics 365 product portfolio, unleashing even greater possibilities for your business to operate efficiently and with minimum fuss.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a cloud-based solution with automatic monthly updates, which ensures you never out-grow your system and you have the most up-to-date version at all times. This not only means you have the newest technology but also reduces your IT dependency on having to maintain an on-premise, partner-managed or self-managed solution which is prone to be “frozen” as far as the newest functionality is concerned. You also risk getting your solution to fall behind because so much investment has gone into the initial upfront implementation costs that you only envisage upgrading in a few years to come. In the fast-moving technological world, you and your customers live in, you can’t afford to be complacent, you need to embrace new opportunities and Microsoft’s digital transformation is right up Business Central’s street!

So what flavour of Dynamics 365 Business Central is right for me?

Microsoft has reshuffled its functionality offer for Dynamics 365 Business Central, giving away a lot of great modules within its Essentials option. This makes it vastly appealing at a cost that is affordable for SMB businesses. You only need to upscale to Premium if you need the two additional modules, as shown below:

Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials vs. Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium Features:

What are the costs?

You can license Dynamics 365 Business Central as a monthly subscription or perpetual; it’s totally up to you whether you prefer the operational expense or capital investment. See below for monthly subscription prices (per user, per month*), or read more here:

*Includes cloud platform, Microsoft PowerApps and Microsoft Flow

Why should you consider Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

We understand that with big investments, your stakeholders want to feel confident that implementing such a change will be beneficial for your business. We all love to read reviews online before we even consider purchasing a product or service (no matter how cheap it may be). That’s why Microsoft have many case studies from global enterprises to local non-profit businesses – view Microsoft’s customer stories here and we can guarantee you’ll feel more confident about making the transition, sooner rather than later:

Alternatively, if you have stumbled across this blog and are not a current customer of ours but do currently have an older version of Dynamics NAV implemented, then we are here to assist you. We can help you find the perfect Microsoft Partner, who will assist you in the transition from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central (SaaS).

Why delay the transition to the cloud? Get in touch today to discuss your business model further and get ready for all of the benefits of switching to the cloud!

What are the next steps?

Depending on which version of NAV you currently have we make your move to Dynamics 365 Business Central easy. D365 Central are the Microsoft Matchmakers and work with the UK’s top Microsoft Dynamics resellers which we call partners. Your Microsoft Dynamics Partner will be more than happy to discuss these options with you.

Get in touch with Dynamics 365 providers today and let us put you in touch with the relevant Microsoft Dynamics partner.

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