Dynamics 365 Business Central

by Microsoft

Who Uses Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Designed for small and medium-sized businesses, it is a business management solution that helps chart financial performance in real-time, optimize manufacturing capacity, and prioritize sales leads.

What Is Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a comprehensive business management solution designed for small to medium-sized businesses.The software provides features for financial forecasting and reporting, supply chain optimization, and project planning and tracking.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Details

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Founded 1975

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Starting price

US$8,00/month
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US$499,00/month
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Free Trial

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Dynamics 365 Business Central deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • Mac (Desktop)
  • Windows (Desktop)
  • Windows (On-Premise)
  • Linux (On-Premise)
  • Android (Mobile)
  • iPhone (Mobile)
  • iPad (Mobile)

Training

  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Dynamics 365 Business Central Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Billing
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CPA Firms
  • Compliance Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Document Storage
  • Expense Claims
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fixed Asset Management
  • For Government
  • Fund Accounting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Nonprofits
  • Order Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Tax Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Workflow Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
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  • Activity Dashboard
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  • Billing & Invoicing
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  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Financial Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Marketing Automation
  • Order Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Project Management
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Scheduling
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Training Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Audit Trail
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Management
  • Charting
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Visualization
  • Drag & Drop
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Progress Tracking
  • Projections
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scorecards
  • Single Sign On
  • Strategic Planning
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics
  • Workflow Management

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  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
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  • Barcoding/RFID
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Cost Tracking
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Storage
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Import/Export Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Entry
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Order Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Returns Management
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management
  • eCommerce Management

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  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bills of Material
  • CRM
  • Contract/License Management
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reports
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Management
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • HR Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multi-Location
  • Order Management
  • Order Processing
  • Payroll Management
  • Project Management
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Sales Orders
  • Shipping Management
  • Stock Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Warehouse Management
  • Workflow Management

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  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Testing/QA Management
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  • Traditional Methodologies
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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Cash Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • ERP
  • Electronic Payments
  • Expense Tracking
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Invoice Management
  • Invoice Processing
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Company
  • Multi-Currency
  • Planning Tools
  • Profit/Loss Statement
  • Projections
  • Purchase Order Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
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  • Scenario Planning
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Dynamics 365 Business Central Reviews

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Overall rating

3,8/5

Average score

Ease of Use 3,5
Customer Service 3,6
Features 3,8
Value for Money 3,4

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Ron V.
Ron V.
Technical Consultant
Computer Software, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    9/10
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  • Reviewed on 2021/01/23

"Great ERP software with great integrations"

Comments: I have been working with Dynamics NAV and Business Central for almost 4 years now, as a technical consultant. I install and implement BC on regular basis.
Also I support customers with technical issues around Business Cental, which I love to do.
The possibilities with BC are endless.

Pros: As a technical consultant, who installs and implements Microsoft Dynamics Business Central I find the integrations with all Microsoft's Azure applications a big plus.
Seamless integration with Microsoft's Flow, PowerApps, Outlook, etc work very well.

Cons: There USED to be some disadvantages of Business Central, because for a long time Microsoft wasn't clear what course they would go. But now the course is set to the cloud (Azure) and I think that is the only way to go.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/01/23
Chris D.
Financial Planner
Financial Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 2021/09/08

"Msft Dynamics as a CRM - there are other options"

Comments: I think overall its a pretty solid software that if customizable would probably be one of my go to CRM recommendations.

Pros: I did like it's functionality with Outlook and other msft applications. There was little need to reorder things when exporting to excel and all that.

Cons: I did find the lack of customizability of the software to be frustrating. It appeared that there were only pre-populated choices from a drop down list for most things, many of which did not fit what i was trying to label. Now, this could have been a byproduct of my companies enterprise subscription with dynamics, i am not sure.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/09/08
Scott M.
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  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2013/07/30

Comments: I have worked in the supply chain for 5 years now and have experience with 3 different ERP's. Our old ERP was limiting, though it was also fairly straight forward. The biggest issue seemed to be how incredibly date sensitive how ever without requiring dates at the same time. This pushed the change to a new ERP and Microsoft NAV was chosen through their partner company Just Foods. A truly bizarre system, the flow of documentation through the program makes little sense and over complicates what would normally be easy transactions. For instance Purchase Orders follow this document flow - First the purchase order is created once you receive your order, a warehouse receipt document is created and received in. However, once it is received in the warehouse, the receipt document disappears and becomes a posted receipt document (both have completely different document numbers that don't connect to each other). At this point your original Purchase order has been changed to reflect what ever was received in, and you have to have a second column to view what you originally ordered. Otherwise, figuring out if you over or under received is difficult at best. Now once the invoice comes in and is posted against the posted warehouse document, your purchase order disappears. The only place your purchase order exists in its original form is the in Purchase order Archive, which was never mentioned to us during implementation, forcing us to call Just Foods later on and pay for their customer service. This same, strange flow of documents, that are essentially intermediary documents only existing to complete a transaction, over complicate what should be a straight forward shipping and receiving process. There are some other basic functionality issues, like figuring out what day you actually shipped or received an item. The easiest way to figure that out seems to require access to the warehouse functionality, which you may or may not want people to have. We get a lot of errors where the tables are locked with other users, and you are just stuck until the report or other person finishes up. The Dimensions on lines can mysteriously disappear, even though the G/L Code and Department code show as filled out in the order. Our MRP has never worked correctly, so in general, we are forced to use Excel to put together our production schedule. All in all, its a sub-par program that you can tell is 5 or 6 different original programs that have been slapped together to try an resemble an ERP system. Now having said all that, obviously I am looking at this from a supply chain perspective as it is what I do. Perhaps on the accounting end it has some ease of use, but due to how difficult it is to understand on the operations end, the accounting rarely comes out correct due to faulty information in the system. On the positive side there do seem to be a million different ways to do the same thing in NAV, and many of the built in reports are extremely useful assuming that the information in the system is correct.

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  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 2013/07/30
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Managing Director
Information Technology & Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 2021/06/30

"Best ERP software so far"

Comments: The procurement process has been made easier.
Our asset management is now on point.
The human resource management especially the payroll management bit is awesome.

Pros: Dynamics 365 BC has a variety of tools including the procurement module, human resource module, and the finance module.
It has a interface that is user friendly and easy to use.
It's workflows are outstanding and carrying out an activity from one end to another is made easy. With the workflows, at least a track can be made on the movement of activities carried out in the system.
The ability to generate reports is a plus which is also easy.
Another good feature is that it can be customized to accommodate the user needs.
It is also compatible with Microsoft Excel such that one can export and import data between the two.

Cons: At first, you will need some practice on how to manage it to avoid messing up with your crucial data. Another issue is that running many processes at once can slow it down and this will force you to wait longer.

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  • Reviewed on 2021/06/30
Ashley R.
Help Desk
Consumer Goods, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    9/10
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  • Reviewed on 2019/09/17

"The new way to do business"

Comments: Our business is running smoother since changing but we are slowly getting everything in the new system. It is taking some time but it easy to find orders/invoices when you know what to look for. I use it daily to send invoices, correct price errors, correct PO numbers.

Pros: I like that we are able to have all of our stages in one program. From our quotes to our invoices, we can keep track of the progress of each transaction. You can search by customer, order number, PO number, amount and there are many more options. After some training and a better understanding of how accounting works, I have excelled at understanding what needs to be done to correct issues or fix errors. I appreciate the ability to put notes on each quote, order, and invoice.

Cons: I wish there was a little more features such as having automatic invoices from multiple vendors but I think they may be working on that. I also wish there was a creation date for invoices and not just a posting date. I also wish there was a way to link invoices after you have made a change/correction such as the PO number being incorrect. Once you change the PO number, you have no idea that it went to another invoice.

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  • Reviewed on 2019/09/17