Microsoft releases Dynamics 365 Business Central Capabilities

Just in time for the general release of Dynamics 365 Business Central coming on April 2nd, Microsoft has released an overview of the capabilities of the new business management system. 

If you haven’t heard about Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft recently announced it as a single -end-to-end business management application built on Dynamics NAV in the Azure Cloud. Because it is cloud based, it is constructed to integrate with other Microsoft cloud services including Office 365, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Power BI.

User Interface

Along with capabilities, Microsoft also released the first look at what the user interface will look like in Business Central. If you have worked with any other Dynamics 365 or Office 365 application, it should be familiar. It is clear Microsoft is trying to unify their user interfaces across applications to make the user experience more cohesive and simple.

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Dynamics 365 Business Central Capabilities

Dynamics 365 Business Central has comprehensive capabilities in categories including financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, human resources, project management, service order management, and manufacturing. Take a look at the breakdown below.

 
 
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Financial Management

  • Basic general ledger
  • Budgets
  • Deferrals
  • Basic fixed assets
  • Basic receivables
  • Audit trails
  • Bank account management
  • Reconciliation
  • Dimensions
  • Currencies

 
 

Customer Relationship Management

  • Contacts
  • Campaigns
  • Opportunity management
  • Dynamics 365 for Sales integration
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Supply Chain Management

  • Sales order management 
  • Purchase order management
  • Locations
  • Item transfers
  • Warehouse management (basic and advanced)
  • Assembly management

 

Human Resources

  • Employees
  • Expense management
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Manufacturing

  • Production orders
  • Version management
  • Agile manufacturing
  • Supply planning
  • Demand forecasting
  • Capacity planning
  • Machine centers
  • Finite loading

 
 

Project Management

  • Resources
  • Estimates
  • Jobs
  • Time sheets
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Service Order Management

  • Service orders
  • Service price management
  • Service item management
  • Service contract management
  • Planning
  • Dispatching

Other Capabilities

  • Multiple languages
  • Reason codes
  • Extended text
  • Intrastat reporting
  • Outlook integration
 

Do you have questions about Dynamics 365 Business Central or are you just unclear on what solution will be the best fit for you? We’d be happy to take 30 minutes to talk through your situation and determine what application best serves your business needs.

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