In this guide, we discuss and compare the functionality available from Microsoft’s two leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.
Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s latest suite of business applications, offering a range of applications to support everything from finance, HR, sales, customer service, case management, recruitment and retail. These applications all share a similar interface, are embedded with intelligent insights, artificial intelligence and accessible anywhere on any device. All the solutions are easy to connect with offering out-of-the-box connectivity with Office 365 and access to the Microsoft Power Platform.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Dynamics 365 Business Central is Microsoft’s ERP solution for small and medium businesses (SMBs) that provides all the functionality required to run your entire business. It is a new product based on Dynamics NAV.
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is Microsoft’s ERP solution for enterprises that provides you with all the finance, operations, inventory, manufacturing and HR capability a large enterprise need. It is a new product based on Dynamics AX.
When comparing the two Dynamics 365 solutions, it is important to understand that there is a large amount of overlap. For a wide number of organisations, you can meet your requirements with either solution. Each comparison will be individual to your organisation and will be highly dependent on your internal skills, resources and growth plans.
When selecting between Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, there are three criteria that will form the basis of the decision.