Technology including Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP) is rapidly changing.  There has been an ongoing migration to cloud business solutions in which companies can leverage the latest technology solutions while also relying much less on traditional on-premises infrastructure and software.  By doing so businesses will always have the most recent version of their business management solution as updates are much more frequent. One of the most popular business management solutions for Small to Mid-sized organizations was Microsoft Dynamics NAV “Navision” Software.  The latest “Cloud Version” of Microsoft NAV has produced the next generation of Microsoft ERP solutions called Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.  Keep reading to learn more about What is Microsoft Business Central vs Navision

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Navision Explained: 

Microsoft Dynamics NAV was one of 4 distinct Microsoft Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems AX, GP, SL, and NAV.  What made Dynamics NAV so much in demand are broad business functionalities around Financials, Supply Chain, Inventory, Warehouse, Project Management, CRM, Manufacturing, and much more. There is a great article about NAV, called Microsoft Navision ERP Explained. Dynamics NAV had a reputation for being easy to customize and also flexible with deployment options; either on-premises or cloud-based. Companies that are looking for Microsoft Dynamics NAV are presented with the newer version or “Cloud Version” of Dynamics NAV, now called Microsoft Business Central.

What is Microsoft Business Central vs Navision:

While Microsoft Dynamics NAV was a proven and trusted ERP solution, used by over a million users at one point, advances in business systems, especially cloud business technology cumulated in the “next generation of Dynamcis NAV that incorporates modern digital transformation, a fresh new intuitive interface, and a modern business solution tailored to the cloud with more add-on functionality options.

While Microsft Business Central vs Navision certainly had some similarities in providing companies with robust enterprise capabilities, there are compelling reasons to select the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for companies beginning to decide on new business management solutions or upgrading their Microsoft Legacy Navision Software including:

Affordable and Extensive Business Management Functionality: From Advanced Financial Management, Effective Inventory, and Supply Chain Control to Warehousing, Manufacturing, and much more, Microsoft Business Central has over 100 distinct business ERP functionalities for small to mid-sized organizations. There are 2 main licensing types: Microsoft Business Central Essentials which is $ 70/user/month + services, or Microsoft Business Central Premium which is $ 100/user/month + services. With cloud business systems, your licensing cost is very manageable compared to traditional on-premises software deployment.  To help you decide, please read Essential and Premium Business Licenses- How to Choose. In addition, for a quick estimate, simply access our Microsoft Business Central ERP Estimate Calculator.

Microsoft Solutions Integration: A leader in Business Solutions Research and Development; Microsoft’s innovative office tools are deeply integrated to boost productivity.  Familiar Business Solutions are part of a total suite of systems to help your company such as Microsoft 365 (Office 365), CRMPower BI, and others.  These Microsoft Cloud Solutions are continually being updated and enhanced to bring companies the latest in business productivity tools.

Cloud ERP Advantages:  Costly upgrades and relying on your existing infrastructure are in the past when you select Microsoft Cloud ERP Systems. In addition, you get the latest features to power your business for future growth. Companies making the transition to Cloud ERP Solutions from Traditional On-Premises Software can be relieved to know that they don’t have to worry about a costly upgrade to the latest On-Premises Software version as Cloud Technology is continually being updated regularly.

Microsoft AppSource: Easily extend Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central’s functionality through Microsoft’s App Source which is a place to find distinct apps for virtually every business requirement. There are hundreds of business applications to tailor your business solution to meet your needs. There are numerous categories and industries to choose from including Apps for Wholesale Distribution, Manufacturing, Professional Services, and More!

Robust Business Intelligence & Reporting: Having up-to-date business data on how your company is performing on key metrics is critical today.  Business Central has extensive reporting capabilities including having embedded Microsoft Power BI (Business Intelligence) which can give you analytical insightful visual data for better strategic decisions for your company. We at iCepts Technology Group have developed Custom Power BI Dashboards for Microsoft Business Central from customer feedback on key metrics they would like to see in their Business Solution.

Do still have Questions about What Microsoft Business Central vs Navision is? Click Below for Next Steps:

Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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Posted by iCepts Technology Group, Inc. a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner in Pennsylvania

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