Dynamics 365 Business Central, previously branded Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Navision, provides small and midsize businesses a one-stop, unified solution for common business processes including financials, inventory, operations, project management, purchasing, sales, supply chain, and business analytics. Built on the Microsoft cloud and powered by SQL Server, Business Central features seamless integration with familiar Microsoft products including Word, Excel, Exchange, Outlook, Power BI, Teams, Microsoft AI tools, and Azure Active Directory. A range of Power BI-based extensions such as Business Central Sales are available from the Microsoft AppSource and customizations can be developed using Visual Studio Code. Support for multiple currencies, exchange rates, and localized tax regulations alllows Business Central to work for multi-country businesses.
The on-premises version of Business Central can be hosted locally and the SaaS version can be run from the Microsoft cloud or deployed in a hybrid cloud/on-premises model. Some features, like the ability to connect with Microsoft Teams, are availabile only with the online version. The original Navision application that evolved into Business Central was released in the 1980s as an international enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Progent's experts have worked with the Navision/NAV product family for decades and can help you manage legacy systems or migrate efficiently to the latest on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid solutions. Users have access to the full functionality of Business Central from desktop, tablet, or mobile devices running Windows, iOS, or Android.
Business Central fully supports desktop, tablet, or mobile devices powered by Windows, iOS, or Android
Capabilities of Dynamics 365 Business Central
Dynamics 365 Business Central includes within one application the essential capabilities required by small and midsize businesses. Key functions include:
- Bank reconciliation
- Fixed asset management
- Month-end/year-end closing
- Cost accounting
- Cash flow forecast
- Company consolidations
- Inventory control
- Item categories and attributes
- Item tracking
- Multiple locations and location transfers
- Shipping agents
- Stock-Keeping Units (SKUs)
- Item charges, cross references, substitutions
- Item-level or SKU-level cycle counting
- Shipment and distribution
- Returns and cancellations
- Capacity planning
- Budgets and estimates
- Multiple costs
- Job and process costing
- Time sheet
- Resource management
Sales and Marketing
- Purchase order management
- Purchase order return management
- Purchase invoice discounts
- Purchase line discounting
- Blanket purchase orders
- Vendor management
- Quote generation
- Contact management
- Campaign management
- Opportunity management
- Sales order and return order management
- Integration with Microsoft Dynamics Sales
- Sales invoicing
- Payment processing
Dynamics 365 Business Central Integration with Other Microsoft Products
- Supply planning
- Demand forecasting
- Sales and inventory forecasting
- Order promising
- Drop shipments
- Order planning
Dynamics 365 Business Central supports close integration with Microsoft 365 and other Microsoft platforms to provide a familiar and rich environment for end users and developers. Progent's Microsoft Teams consultants can help you connect to your Business Central data via the Teams desktop, mobile app, or web. This allows you to collaborate with colleagues, share business data within Teams chats, locate information about customers and vendors, and respond immediately to questions.
Progent's Microsoft 365 consultants can help you incorporate the Dynamics Office Add-in so you can use Excel to view Business Central data and create transactions, use Word to design templates that Business Central can populate with current data, and use Outlook to receive, generate and send a quote. Progent can also show you how to use Outlook to detect new contacts and add them automatically to the Dynamics 365 database. In addition, Progent's developers can help you use Visual Studio Code to create specialized applications for Business Central.
Business Central integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office Excel
Progent's developers offer Microsoft SQL Server consulting and Power Platform analytics expertise to help you utilize Dynamics 365 Business Central/Dynamics NAV to create applications and reports that make it easier for your employees to access, extract, and understand business data and information in a secure environment to improve business decisions.
How Progent Can Help You with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
In addition to providing expertise integrating Dynamics 365 Business Central with other Microsoft technologies, Progent can help you maintain legacy versions of Dynamics NAV/Navision or plan and carry out a migration to a modern ERP solution. Progent's Cisco-certified CCIE network consultants can help you configure and manage a resilient and responsive network infrastructure that supports local, mobile, at-home, and cloud resources. Progent's certified cybersecurity experts can help you design a security strategy that incorporates machine learning to defend against ransomware and zero-day threats and provides protection against inadvertent or intentional data leaks. Progent's disaster preparedness and business continuity experts can help you create and test a disaster recovery plan that minimizes downtime and data loss in a case of a foreseeable catastrophe.
Contact Progent for Expertise with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
If you are looking for a consulting specialist for D365 Business Central ERP, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.