Microsoft Dynamics Business Central
Dynamics 365 Business Central is a business management solution that helps companies connect their financials, sales, service, and operations to streamline business processes, improve customer interactions and make better decisions.
Combine multiple disconnected systems into one. Boost efficiency with automated tasks and workflows—all from within familiar Office tools like Outlook, Word, and Excel. Get an end-to-end view of your business, with built-in intelligence when and where you need it.
Business Central puts flexibility at the core of a business, enabling organizations to start quickly, grow at your own pace and adapt in real time. Easily tailor and extend the application to meet your unique business or industry-specific needs.
We’ve been a trusted guide for clients purchasing on the Microsoft Dynamics Business Central platform for 20-years, including its many years branded as Navision and Nav. Below we outline some of the considerations in the process.
Navigating Cloud v. On-Premises.
Our long-history with the platform coupled with our expertise in Microsoft’s cloud will help you navigate the sometimes complex decision of deploying in the cloud or on-premises, including variants within these 2 options. We are both a reseller of the on-premises version and the cloud version as a cloud service provider; we are frankly agnostic with respect to the options, but can guide you through the various considerations, some of which are laid out below:
- Organizational IT Strategy and Resources.
Your organization’s strategic framework for deciding where to host applications and data is a significant consideration. Additionally, available resources within the organization is an important consideration; for organizations with limited internal resources may opt for cloud; organization’s with a more robust infrastructure team, may opt for on-premise.
- Complexity of Deployment.
For more complex and customized solutions, on-premises can be attractive; for less customized solutions, cloud can be attractive.
- Required Extensions.
Extensions and Add-ons availability varies across the cloud and on-premises; your organization’s precise extension requirements will heavily influence the on-premise v. cloud decision.
Purchase v. Subscription.
Subscription is available for both the cloud and on-premises; it provides a predictable, monthly fee and limits your upfront spend.
Purchase is an attractive choice for customers who opt for on-premise and wish to make a single one-time purchase. Given the long useful life of our builds, our clients experience many years of use beyond the break-even point.
Extensions can significantly expand the business processes that can be brought within a Business Central deployment, some of which are discussed on our extension page (link); we’ve build them ourselves, have deep experience with their technology and support, and have extensive experience helping you determine which extensions will have the great ROI.