Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central vs NAV

Microsoft hasn’t become one of the leading technology companies globally by accident. The consistently powerful and market-leading software and solutions the company releases are one of the reasons why it enjoys such a positive reputation.

When it comes to software and solutions that can help you operate more effectively and with greater efficacy, both Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV are great options to consider. But which is the right fit for your company?

What to Consider

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution created to help SMEs automate and connect various channels in their business. These include sales, purchasing, operations, accounting and stock management for instance.

Dynamics NAV can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise, allowing companies to enhance their financial management, project management, sales processes and supply chain.

You also have more flexibility when it comes to access, as Dynamics NAV can be accessed both via a local client installed on your desktop or via a browser.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central brings the power of Dynamics NAV to the cloud in the form of an all-in-one business management solution. Unlike Dynamics NAV which can be hosted in the cloud, in a private data centre or on local servers, Dynamics 365 Business Central is only hosted in the cloud by Microsoft.

Business Central shares the same code base as Dynamics NAV and is closely linked to it, but by harnessing the cloud offers more flexibility and possibilities to users.

This easy-to-use solution better connects disparate elements of your business and enables stronger decision making.

Users can benefit from enhanced financial management, allowing for accelerated and accurate financial closing and reporting. Supply chains can also be automated and secured, helping to enhance customer service.

Business Central makes it easier to manage budgets, keep track of progress and optimise operations across your business.

Which one for your business?

Which should you consider for your business? It depends on your specific needs and what you’re looking to achieve.

If sales enhancement is your main aim and you’re looking to upgrade from your existing ERP system, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can provide excellent oversight and greater insight into what is working and where you can improve.

Embedded intelligence, recommendations and active guidance during the deal process are some of the many benefits companies can realise.

If internal and operational enhancements are the goal, but you also have more complex requirements which can be solved by a bespoke solution, allowing for more effective business operations across a spectrum of areas, Microsoft Dynamics NAV might be a better option.

Dynamics NAV also enables resources to be used in the most cost-effective way possible, with better oversight engendering positive change for business processes and decision making.

Boost your Business Today

Flint has the expertise to implement both Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central for your business. We are a Microsoft Dynamics 365 partner and can provide business process consulting, process design, configuration and integration with third party systems.

We also specialise in ERP implementation and support, ranging from out of the box solutions to bespoke projects.

To discuss how Flint can help your business, get in touch with a specialist now.

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