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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is Launched

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is Launched!

Last November we discussed the future of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations – Business Edition. The blog described the evolution of D365 for F&O to gain the functionality of NAV and with a new name, which has now been released – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

 

Who it is for?

Microsoft’s messaging is that Business Central is a solution ideal for companies growing out of basic finance packages. The solution is also perfect for startups and entrepreneurs that want to invest in a solution that will grow with the business. The solution will be available for the following countries:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Denmark
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Sweden
  • Finland

 

What is included?

Dynamics 365 Business Central grows the functionality of Finance and Operations to the full capability of NAV. This is available at two price points, the features are summarised as follows:

  Essential Premium

Financial Management

  • General Ledger
  • Worlflows and audit trails
  • Bank management
  • Budgets
  • Deferrals
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Dimensions
  • Fixed Assets
  • Currencies
Y Y

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

  • Contacts
  • Campains
  • Opportunity Management
  • Built-in integration for Dynamics 365 for Sales
Y Y

Supply Chain Management

  • Sales order management
  • Basic receivables
  • Purchase order management
  • Locations
  • Item transfers
  • Basic warehousing
Y Y

Human Resources

  • Employees
  • Management of expenses
Y Y

Project Management

  • Resources
  • Estimates
  • Jobs
  • Time sheets
Y Y

Service Order Management

  • Service orders
  • Service price management
  • Service item management
  • Service contract management
  • Planning and dispatching
  Y

Manufacturing

  • Production orders
  • Version management
  • Agile manufacturing
  • Basic supply planning
  • Demand forecasting
  • Capacity planning
  • Machine centers
  • Finite loading
  Y

Other

  • Multiple languages
  • Reason codes
  • Extended text
  • Intrastat reporting
  • Scheduled tasks
  • Integration with Outlook
Y Y

 

How much will it cost?

Pricing has only been confirmed for the US market, at $70 per user/month for Essentials and $100 per user/month for Premium

Indications show that the price for the UK will be as follows:

Essentials £ 52.80 per user/month

Premium £ 75.40 per user/month

Team Member £ 6.00 per user/month

Please remember that this is cloud based pricing and will vary. The price will be fixed for the period of the 12 month contract.

 

What if you have Microsoft Dynamics Already?

We are still waiting for confirmation on the migration path from Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations to Dynamics 365 Business Central. However, Microsoft are due to make some announcements over the next few weeks regarding details on this. Sign up to our newsletter using the form below, making sure to check the box to opt in, and we will keep you updated with all of the latest information as it is released.

 

How do you buy it?

The software will be available to buy from April 2nd and is only available through Microsoft Partners, specifically those who are signed up to sell through the Cloud Solution Providers program. Whether you want to buy just the licences or if you need a setup and ongoing support package, Dynamics Consultants provide a business partnership that will help you to grow your business and build our future together. Contact us to discuss your requirements:

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