The renewed Dynamics 365 BC
Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Navision has been one of the better-known ERP systems for years. But, as you undoubtedly know, the name of the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been changed to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. But what has changed? Is it more than just the product name?
’NAV in the cloud’
Business Central was introduced in the spring of 2018 as ‘NAV in the cloud’. The reason for this was that it was the first full-cloud version of Dynamics NAV. Microsoft’s goal was to position itself firmly as a provider of accounting software and ERP systems for SMBs, as more and more companies use financial software in the cloud. At that time, Microsoft could compete with other cloud software providers, such as Oracle NetSuite.
The difference between Business Central and NAV 2018
Are you currently using NAV 2018, and are you curious about the benefits of switching to Business Central? You can also find many functionalities of NAV 2018 in Business Central, and you can widely use both systems. However, one of the main differences is that Business Central is mainly used as a cloud-based solution. An essential advantage of this is that the system is constantly provided with updates. In addition, it is hosted in Microsoft’s cloud environment, called Azure. As a result, you have the best possible security for your online environment.
Cloud-based also means that from now on, you can access Business Central anywhere and with any device. There is no longer a need to download software, but you can consult the software via your internet browser. A particular free app is available for smartphones and tablets. With the arrival of Business Central, you are no longer tied to the office to use the system.
Flexibility and scalability
Another difference is that Business Central is accessible for companies to implement. It is mainly due to the lower costs and the easy way Business Central grows with your business. Microsoft BC now has a monthly terminable license. So you only pay for the users who use it. Is your business growing? The number of users can now easily be expanded per month.