How do you know it's time to upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central?
Reports take too long to generate
Reporting is complicated and provides data that is incorrect or not detailed enough
No real processes in place
There are lack of workflows and very limited or no audit trails that can put your organization at risk.
Errors that could have been avoided
Manual processes are becoming tedious, some resulting in duplicate entries and errors.
Systems that don't work together
Systems are disconnected and it is becoming difficult to work with new or enhanced add-ons and programs.
Is your current Dynamics NAV solution still supported by Microsoft?
When a solution is supported, it has access to new features, functionality improvements and crucial security updates. When you are not getting the important security upgrade to your ERP solution, you leave your system vulnerable to threats and downtime . Unsupported solutions cannot support new features. Therefore, if there is a change in the software, customers will have to pay for any development needed to adapt to these changes.
What are my options as a Dynamics NAV user?
Upgrade FAQSCommonly asked questions from Dynamics NAV users upgrading to Business Central.
What is the difference between Dynamics NAV and Business Central?
Business Central is a web-based platform of Dynamics NAV has similar functionality to NAV. The main difference is that with NAV there is a concurrent user’s model of license, while with Business Central the licenses are based on named Users.
What is the difference between an on-premises deployment and Business Central online?
One basic distinction between the two is that the online version is best suited for small businesses with simple business processes who don't really need the complicated features that are in the more expensive on-premise version. With the online version, you have access to your data 24/7 in real-time which is not available in the on-premise version unless you have the network hardware to facilitate that.
Can customizations be brought over to Business Central?
Yes, Business Central includes customization tools called extensions that can replicate the customizations in your current system. There is a possibility that you may not need customizations as those features may be available in Business Central out of the box. Microsoft AppSource may also has 3rd party add-ons or tools that could replace customizations.
How much does Business Central cost?
Microsoft offers paid licenses in 4 ways Essential, Premium, Team Member & External Accountant. You can view the licensing guide and pricing here.
Does Business Central allow Dual User Rights?
Yes, Business Central does allow dual user rights. To take advantage of Dual Use rights, a Dynamics 365 Business Central cloud subscription needs to be activated through CSP.
Get the Business Central Test Drive Package
Would you buy a car without test driving it? Well then don’t buy an ERP without trying it out! Start with the Business Central test drive package - free of cost. You get:
- A demo of Business Central to play around with for 90 days
- The ability to setup your company data so you can use Business Central in real-time
- Our on-demand Business Central Fundamentals class which takes you through how to navigate through the software and how to use key functional areas like finance, sales and customer service. (value of $199 USD)
- A no-pressure call with a Microsoft Technology expert to review your demo experience.
We've helped hundreds of companies like yours
Our team of Microsoft experts have extensive experience helping businesses upgrade to Business Central from older versions of Dynamics NAV. We offer you the most simple and cost-effective upgrade path and assist you with performance, support and training for your users.