Launched in 2018, Dynamics 365 Business Central was the first fully-featured cloud version of the older Dynamic NAV. The intricacy faced by multiple organizations is, should they upgrade to the new Business Central or not. It is because of the dilemma that if it provides the same functions then investing in a similar product becomes questionable.
Similar to its predecessor, it has to be bought once and later deployed to all the systems of the organization. While updating to the latest version, Microsoft ensures that it doesn’t tamper with your customizations and previously uploaded data. But that’s not it, let’s discover why one should upgrade to the Dynamics 365 Business Central.
1. New User Interface
The latest Business Central has been deployed with a crisp and advanced interface along with new modes to work on like worksheets, documents, or lists. So, after installing this updated model, though the employees have to be trained and familiarized with the working but once accustomed to, will ensure increased productivity. The users have to be trained on navigation and productivity features like customizing pages, filtering lists, etc.
Even though the interface has been redesigned, everyday activities are carried out in the same way as they were in Dynamics 2013+ variants. Therefore, users won’t require any new training for daily activities. When this variant starts introducing new upgrades, there may be features that will require only awareness or manual training. Implying that switching to the Business Central model will be righteous and favorable.
Licensing in the remodeled variant has been made a bit elite. So, when you make the switch from the older to the modern version, it is mandatory to possess both On-premises license and SaaS (software as a service) license. This requires no extra cost but be aware and ask for the same from your licensing partner so that the implementation doesn’t squander your time and efforts. As complicated and intricate the procedure sounds, this feature adds to the aristocracy of the software.
Being a cloud-based software, D365 makes the connectivity between Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and CRM much robust. This aids all the other departments as they are more interconnected and integrated than ever. The database collected can be accessed by any of the departments varying from Sales to Marketing or Accounts to the Design team. As a result, they can directly contact the customers in real-time without a middleman, thus helping them make astute impromptu decisions.
Most of the organizations have to finance an IT team to keep the systems updated, data secured, and functional. But with Business Central/D365, Microsoft guards the data and the organization no longer requires a whole team for that. Even if one of the systems is being updated, one doesn’t have to bother about the data stored in it, as it is already updated and taken care of in the cloud, thus ensuring the privacy of the data.
Also, the organization has full command of what data the users have access to, ensuring that the private data remains a secret for the executives.
D365 is an advanced variant where the users don’t have to parcel their systems with unnecessary apps they don’t require. On the contrary, businesses can choose the applications they want in their systems and all the users can access the same. D365 is also packed with its own app store powered by Microsoft with approved extensions and plugins to cater to your industry-specific needs. It also enables users to access the information from anywhere around the world, ensuring that the deadlines are met.
This variant is extremely affordable as it allows the organization to expand the usage along with its operations. D365 makes sure that the user gets only what he needs not what everybody needs. Along with the monthly subscription, it lets you scale up and down when the needs of the organization change.
This blog was not meant for promotional purposes but to spread awareness on why to upgrade from your traditional software to the modern and enhanced software. NAV was the original ERP software that changed the working of every single organization. But as technology upgraded, new updates were added to the traditional system and now what the users have is a multi-functional, economical, secure, and scalable product.
Switching to D365 won’t be a tedious process because of the enhanced interface that not only favors the user but also the executives leading the organization. We don’t suggest that it is mandatory to switch, so make sure that you choose the variant that best fits your organization.