Dynamics 365 Business Central or Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations? Which One to Choose?

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Since the release of Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft now offers two ERP based solutions on Dynamics 365:

  • Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Both the software are extremely powerful tools for any business. Due to the advancement and enhanced features, Dynamics 365 Business Central has replaced Dynamics NAV. Microsoft’s Dynamic 365 Business Central is now known to be an all-in-one business platform targeted at SMEs specifically.

However D365 BC is not built on the ‘one size fits all’ approach, which is followed by most of the platforms. It is customizable to the next level. Businesses that have specific requirements or particular workflows would feel that – with a little customization – Dynamics 365 Business Central could fit their needs easily, without costing them a fortune.

Good read: How Existing Customers Can Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Dynamics 365 Business Central offers integration with the wider modules, but it is designed to be a standalone solution. Here’s a brief comparison of the capabilities and integrated features between these two:

Dynamics 365 Business Central Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations
Capability The D365BC provides core capability across finance, operations, supply chain, CRM, and project management. Additional capability is available in service management and manufacturing via the Premium package. The application has advanced capability across finance, operations, manufacturing, and supply chain. Additional capability is in HR, sales, projects, customer service through the wider Dynamics 365 range with the full Dynamics 365 plan.
Integration Inbuilt capability offers Outlook integration, management, and customer service capability. Integration with Dynamics 365 for Sales is available. Limited capability, raise a sales order and create contacts. Integration with Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement is available
Target Organization size 20 – 350 250+

Which businesses should use Dynamics 365 Business Central? :

Dynamics 365 Business Central

The business edition of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is now known as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. It is a powerful business management solution packed with functionalities to boost user experience and embedded with enhanced capabilities to help you grow and connect your business. Designed for businesses of varied sizes, it starts at $70/user/month for Essentials and $100/user/month for Premium.

While Business Central is said to be the small business version, the platform is not at all basic software. From financials and customer service to project management and more, Business Central is very affordable, intuitive, and user-friendly. Business Central offers:

  • Business without silos: Boost efficiency with automated tasks and workflows.
  • Actionable insights: Achieve outcomes and a complete view of your business with connected data and business analytics.
  • Solutions built to evolve: To adapt in real time with a flexible platform to extend Business Central based on your changing business needs.
  • At DynamicsSmartz, we have customized offers for existing Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers looking to upgrade to  Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Request a free demo to understand the features and capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC and how useful it will be for your business operations.