Dynamics 365 Business Central: a new option for medium businesses

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: a new option for medium businesses

Microsoft has released its Dynamics 365 Business Central accounting and ERP system in Australia.

Aimed at businesses with at least 50 or so employees, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a SaaS product that covers finance, operations, sales and customer service.

The company is emphasising the way Business Central can simplify processes through automation, integrated with its other cloud products including Office 365, and customised with familiar tools such as Power BI, Flow, and PowerApps.

“Australian SMBs are looking to grow. They recognise the value that business software can have in terms of making them more efficient and responsive to customer needs. Business Central has been designed specifically for these organisations," said Microsoft Australia business applications group lead Michael O’Keefe.

“This is a cloud-based solution that can grow with the business. It offers end-to-end functionality – and a far more comprehensive suite of capabilities than many of the entry level accounting systems. Business Central is highly intuitive, cost effective, and it integrates neatly with other business solutions such as Office 365 and Power BI to provide end to end business transformation opportunity.”

Business Central is being sold through Microsoft partners such as Empired, Microchannel, Dialog, rhipe, KPMG, Fenwick and DXC.

Business Central costs $89.20 per user per month for the Essentials version (which includes financial management, CRM, project management, supply chain management, HR management and warehouse management) or $127.40 per user per month for the Premium version (which adds features for service management and manufacturing).

Microsoft recognises that not all of the users within a business need access to the full feature set, so it offers additional "team member" subscriptions at $10.20 per user per month for those whose jobs only require access to a subset of the capabilities, such as working with quotes, timesheets, workflows and custom apps created with Microsoft PowerApps.

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