While many NAV users are upgrading to the new and robust Microsoft Dynamics 365, many others are chaotic of its worth to transition to this stealthier technology. Keep reading to find out answers to top five questions you may have about upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central.
1. Dynamics 365 Business Central has a new user interface
Dynamic 365 offers a fresh and modern user interface with new modes of working, and the users will need training and guidance on the new user interface on the navigation and productivity features that includes list filtering, customization of pages worksheets, transaction documents and more.
There may be some new features introduced to the latest versions of Dynamics NAV that’s still available in upgraded Dynamic 365 BC.
2. New capabilities of Dynamic 365 Business Central
3. Deep customization in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Dynamics NAV is the version between the historic C/AL modifications and the new Dynamics 365 Business Central extension-based platform. And in the Business Central platform, you can extend and customize according to your specification with little or even no-code development. Clients are voting to go with the more standard add-ons and typically using the opportunity to remove the inappropriate ones for their business instead of transferring the entire data while migrating.
Dynamics 365 Business Central implementations have 30+ extensions. And outside of the Microsoft Extensions, Microsoft AppSource, the online marketplace for 3rd party extensions are also available. And since BC is a newer version available, many applications are focused around core business needs such as payroll, invoicing, and time tracking.
4. Easy licensing and simple pricing
The two versions of Dynamic 365 Business Central are –
BC Premium comes with all the functionality currently available in Dynamics NAV:
BC Essentials includes all modules existing in BC Premium Version except the manufacturing module and the service module.
Dual Use right
To upgrade from Dynamic NAV to Dynamic 365 Business Central On-Premises via Dynamic Business Central SaaS, you will need licensing on both On-Premises and SaaS, but, of course, with no extra cost.
Dynamics 365 Business Central user pricing
The user pricing for Dynamic 365 Business Central are of two types –
With the subscription process of $100/users/month for premium and $70/user/month for Essentials, you can access everything included in the version.
It is the light users where you can read anything within the software, update the existing data and entries within the Business Central such as customer records, item records, and vendor records and also approve/reject the task in the workflow assigned to the users, enter a timesheet for the Jobs module, update a quote and even use the PowerApps for Dynamics 365 at a price of $8/users/month.
5. Dynamics 365 BC might need new permissions and roles
The permission and roles while migrating from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 BC on Premises will stay the same. But the standard permission sets are different when migrating from Dynamics NAV based on functions to Dynamics 365 Business Central Software as a Service (SaaS) based on role. Alternatively, to make the transition to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS you may transition via Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premises.
To avoid any delay in the implementation, ensure that your licensing partner helps you to get the licensing organized early. You may select new permission for each user or export or import the existing permission sets.
To summarize, when considering the migration from the Dynamic NAV upgraded version of Dynamic 365 Business Central, ensure to invest time to find the best partner who understands the solution and help you with the implementation. As a relatively new enterprise solution from Microsoft, not all providers will be experts in providing the successful implementation of Business Central.