The table below is a brief comparison between Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC) and Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (FnO):

FEATURE / ERP SYSTEM BC FnO
License / month, CAD: 10.20 (Team Member)
89.60 (Essentials)
128.00 (Premium)
10.20 (Team Member)
243.20 (Unified Op-s)
268.80 (365 Plan)
Companies that benefit most: Small, mid-size Mid-size, big
Multinational operations:
Scalable:
User-friendly:
Quick implementation:
Customization rate: Low to intermediate Intermediate to high
Access: Cloud
Azure (“Personal Cloud”)
On premises
Cloud
Azure (“Personal Cloud”)
On premises
Minimum upfront cost: 0 (Cloud) 0 (Cloud)
ISV products available:
Cost of implementation: Low to intermediate Intermediate to high

Why Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP? This is an excellent question. There are other ERP products out there, but as in any trade, best results can be achieved with selecting and using the right tools. On this page, you can find some of Microsoft Dynamics 365 key features and to compare briefly two current ERP products: Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations.

Among other points, there are three features that make Microsoft ERP software useful to organizations: ability to integrate (1), variety of available out-of-the-box modules (2) and scalability (3).

First of all, both BC and FnO can integrate with other Microsoft products such as Excel, Word, Dynamics D365 for Sales CRM) and others. The depth of integration can be as simple as data dump into Excel or as complex as creating custom Reports in Word and making your ERP system use your custom layout or, for example, mass-updating records in ERP through Excel, etc. BC and FnO can be integrated with a variety of ISV (independent software vendor) products (e.g. Yodlee, payroll systems, Job Manager, etc.).

Another important feature of BC and FnO is the wide range of modules they cover: advance financials reporting, GL, AP, AR, inventory, warehousing, Fixed (Capital) Assets, Projects (Jobs), Services and Manufacturing are likely to take care of all your company’s ERP needs in one place.

Finally, both these products can scale up and grow with your company without the necessity to switch to a new ERP software which can be costly and time consuming.

If you would like to learn more about BC and FnO, you can visit the corresponding page or contact us for a free consultation.