Microsoft Dynamics Business Central (Formally Microsoft Dynamics NAV)


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Built on the rich history of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Dynamics 365 Business is an all-in-one business solution built for small-mid-sized organisations that have outgrown their limited accounting software.


ERP for the Cloud or on-Premise

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365BC) is the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business management solution that gives you an end-to-end view of your business. Features include accounting, operations, sales, supply chain, customer service, and project management tools.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central allows different parts of your business to work together easily and more efficiently with automated tasks and workflows, utilising many of Microsoft’s well-known and used tools such as Outlook, Word, and Excel integrated within.

Business Central Essential

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Business Central Essentials Functionality
  • Financial Management – Includes the following features and more: basic general ledger, budgets, fixed assets, cash flow forecast, multiple currencies, bank reconciliation, allocations, account schedules, check writing, cost accounting, inter-company posting
  • Artificial Intelligence – Cash flow forecast, inventory forecast, sales forecast, image recognition, late payment prediction
  • Customer Relationship Management – Contact management and classification, opportunity management, relationship management, task management, business inbox for Outlook, email logging, interaction/document management, campaign management, and pricing
  • E-Services – Document exchange service, document capture and management, bank feeds (U.S., Canada, and U.K.), Microsoft Pay, and more
  • Human Resources Management – Basic HR
  • Project Management – Basic resources, job quotes, capacity management, project management jobs, timesheet, multiple costs
  • Supply Chain Management – Includes the following features and more: basic inventory, basic payables, basic receivables, calendars, demand forecasting, drop shipments, item attributes, item tracking, purchase invoicing, purchase order management, requisition management, sales invoicing and discounts, sales order management, Sales tax/VAT
  • Assembly Management – To support companies that supply products to their customers by combining components in simple processes without the need of manufacturing functionality (Business Central includes features to assemble items that integrate with existing features, such as sales, planning, reservations, and warehousing.)
  • Warehouse and Inventory Management – Automated data capture system, bin set-up, internal picks and put aways, pick, warehouse management systems, warehouse receipt, warehouse shipment
  • Other functionality – Analysis reports, change log, job queue, user tasks, notifications (on-premises), embedded Power BI, reason codes, Word and document reporting, workflow, unlimited companies, extended text, user management, Intrastat
Business Central Premium

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Business Central Premium Functionality

In addition to the features you get with Essentials, Premium offers Service Order Management and Manufacturing capabilities. 

  • Service Order Management – Service order management, service item management, service price management, service contract management, planning, and dispatching 
  • Manufacturing – Production orders, production bill of materials, basic supply planning, basic capacity planning, version management, machine centers, finite loading, sales and inventory forecasting, agile manufacturing

Ready to learn more?

If you’re evaluating Dynamics 365 Business Central for your business and aren’t sure whether Essentials will serve your needs or if you should upgrade to Premium, contact AdvanceNet. We’ll be happy to explain the differences in detail so you can make the right choice for your organisation.