Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a business management solution for small and mid-sized organisations that automates and streamlines business processes and helps you manage your business. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new name for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.
Highly adaptable and rich with features, Business Central enables companies to manage their business, including finance, manufacturing, sales, shipping, project management, services, and more. Sysco Software Solutions help companies add the functionality they need, relevant to UK and Irish operations supporting even highly specialised industries.
In this blog series, we take a closer look at the great new functionality and features contained within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central across the implementation and configuration of Business Central as well as the day-to-day usability innovations included as standard. Specifically, we look at the features planned for release in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central between October 2018 and March 2019.
What to expect in the blog series?
- IN THIS POST: Moving forward Dynamics NAV is now Dynamics 365 Business Central
- An All-Refreshed Desktop Experience
- Introducing Tell Me
- Lists and Row Enhancements
- Enhanced Power BI Embedded Experience
- General Application Improvements across Finance, Sales & Purchasing
- Late Payment Predictions
- The Intelligent Edge for Microsoft Dynamics NAV
- and more!
As always, a quick note that our blogs describe functionality that may not have been released at the time of writing. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change and some features may not make it into production versions of Business Central.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Moving forward Dynamics NAV is now Dynamics 365 Business Central
If we look back to October ’18, Microsoft Dynamics NAV official transitioned (in name only) to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises.
As we mentioned, this was essentially a name change since Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics Business Central share the same code base. What this means for customers moving from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Dynamics Business Central is that it is, in most cases, simply a case of upgrading from NAV > BC.
In doing so, they receive the new, refreshed and highly productive user experience of Business Central, and the name of their product branding changes from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
It’s available across all devices.
A Hybrid Deployment Option – You Choose.
Dynamics 365 Business Central is first and foremost a cloud-first service. However, customers who need to run their workloads on-premises or on the intelligent edge connected to the cloud can breathe a sigh of relief as they can now do so.
With Dynamics 365 Business Central, once customers sign up for the service in the cloud, they have the option to deploy it locally to their choice of hardware. While running Business Central on their own hardware, customers will have a tenant in the cloud, and the data from the customers’ hardware will be replicated to the cloud for intelligent cloud scenarios.
At all times, customers are informed of their “replication success rate” so when they’re ready to transition completely to the cloud, it’s a simple step. The customer has the ability to see the details behind their replication success rate by drilling into the details and see the tables that have not replicated successfully.
The customer data is always uploaded to the cloud from on-premises (customers can opt out if desired) to bring the intelligent cloud capabilities to the Business Central deployments on the intelligent edge.
Speak with a Sysco Account Manager for more information regarding the intelligent cloud – we will also be releasing a full featured article on this topic in the coming weeks.