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Why upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Since its launch in 2018, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central has quickly created a successful track record, helping international companies streamline operations and reduce operational costs. Available as a cloud-based solution, it offers a set of interconnected, modular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and services.

This highly customizable, easy-to-use business management solution is designed to help you connect the individual parts of your organization, enabling smarter decision-making. By combining CRM and ERP capabilities, it allows you to integrate all your data, business logic, and processes. There are many benefits to upgrading your NAV solution to Dynamics 365 Business Central, and Pipol’s upgrade assessment can help you define a solid roadmap to ensure a smooth and agile upgrade journey.

More countries and better integrations

Each April and October, Microsoft releases upgrades to Dynamics 365 Business Central to boost functionality and meet the demands of a growing customer base. These releases include hundreds of new features and enhancements across the full range of Dynamics 365 applications. For instance, with the recent Dynamics 365 2020 release wave 2, customers can avail of availability in more countries and better integration with Office 365 making it possible to bring Business Central data directly into Microsoft Teams for better team collaboration and faster, smarter decision-making.

Available in 46 countries/regions and more is coming

Microsoft is continuously increasing the global availability of Dynamics 365 Business Central to cover more countries and regions allowing businesses across the world to achieve even more. Customers can choose the localization for their country to enable market-specific business processes that always complies with local legislation. With the latest release Dynamics 365 Business Central is now available in 46 countries/regions and no less than 45 languages are supported. Go to Microsofts website to see the full list of country/regional availability and supported languages.

Data integration

Thank you to the Microsoft Common Data Service you can securely store all relevant data together in one place allowing your apps and processes to interact with a single set of data shapes and business logic. This offers a significant saving enabling users to build and use apps that operate on a single, centralized set of data. Additionally, it lets organizations spend more time focusing on other priorities, like critical automation of business processes.

Easy to customize

With superb usability, users can easily build apps on their own using the point-and-click app creation experience in Microsoft Power Apps. It offers numerous productivity tools for developers. And, with built-in intelligence, you can derive fast and actionable insights that can be optimized even further with additional AI services, both on Azure and by leveraging purpose-built AI insights apps. Furthermore, if needed customers can choose to purchase an unlimited number of additional production environments. This can be very useful if you want to create more business branches, move into new countries, or just expand within your current country.

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Want to start your business central upgrade journey?

Upgrading to a new version can be a long and complex process. We recommend you start with an upgrade assessment to get all the facts you need to plan and execute your journey to the Microsoft Cloud.

Get in touch with Pipol today to find out how we can help you define a solid upgrade roadmap and help ensure a smooth and agile upgrade process, before, during, and after the solution is live. Learn more about our upgrade assessment here.

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