Microsoft announced in 2017 that it would be replacing its previous business suite with another that would be more suited for small and medium enterprises while still maintaining its prior reliability. The public waited expectantly.
In Spring of the next year, 2018, they finally got an answer, when the company unveiled Dynamics 365 Business Central. Heavily based on Dynamics NAV, Business Central is a cloud-based end-to-end business management solution, targeted at organizations with fewer than 250 employees.
Business Central includes functionalities for financial management, warehousing and supply chain management, sales and customer service, and project and budget management. Business Central is also particularly suited for the wholesale industry.
Positioned as the next step up for businesses that have outgrown their entry-level accounting software, Business Central features an intuitive, easy-to-use interface to help organizations get a clear overview of their finances.
Like the Dynamics 365 family’s other major ERP app, Finance and Operations, it also features manufacturing capabilities, though works best for discrete manufacturing; companies in the lean or process manufacturing industries may find their needs better met by Finance and Operations.