Dynamics 365 Business Central
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new, re-branded name of Dynamics NAV, Microsoft’s top-selling ERP application. Allowing small to medium-sized businesses to get started quickly on premise or in the Cloud, Business Central is a highly flexible, sustainable, and cost-friendly software platform. By connecting people and processes with a single system that has intelligence built in, Business Central makes financial management, sales, services, and operations easier. With close visual and functional ties to Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, it’s easy to learn, simple to use, and quick to implement. And as your business evolves, Business Central provides a reliable platform for growth.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Navision
The ERP solution that we know as “Dynamics 365 Business Central” has gone through a few name changes over the course of its existence. Introduced by Danish company PC&C A/S as a basic, easy-to-use accounting program in 1984, the product was officially christened “Navision” three years later. As additional business areas were added to the application over the next 15 years, its name also underwent a number of changes, including “NavisionDamgaard A/S” (following a merger with Danish company Damgaard A/S), “Navision A/S,” and “Navision Attain.”
In the early 2000s, Microsoft launched its “Microsoft Business Solutions” division of ERP and CRM applications for businesses of varying sizes and scales. To bolster its offerings, Microsoft acquired a number of existing ERP solutions, and in 2002 they completed the purchase of Navision. These products were re-branded under Microsoft’s “Dynamics” line, and in 2005, Navision was re-launched as “Microsoft Dynamics NAV.”
Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations is another ERP solution within Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 product line. Much like today’s Dynamics 365 Business Central solution represents a re-branding of “Dynamics NAV” and, before that, “Navision,” so too is Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations simply the latest name for what was formerly known as “Dynamics AX,” or simply, “Axapta.”
As a fully-featured ERP solution, Finance and Operations contains much of the same functionality as Business Central. The differentiating factor between the two systems is the size and complexity of their respective audiences. As an enterprise solution, Finance and Operations is designed to meet the needs of larger organizations that generate $1 billion or more in annual revenue. Business Central, on the other hand, is a much more suitable solution for small and midsize businesses whose annual revenue falls below the $1 billion mark.
Migrate your Dynamics GP software to Dynamics 365 today
Current users of Dynamics GP can quickly make the move to the cloud via Dynamics 365’s built-in migration tool. Export your chart of accounts, customers, vendors, items, and transactional information from GP and import them into the modern Dynamics 365 environment.
Certified for Microsoft Dynamics
Solutions that are Certified for Microsoft Dynamics have demonstrated development quality and compatibility with Microsoft Dynamics products. This achievement is Microsoft’s highest standard for partner-developed software solutions and is only awarded following a rigorous testing process.