Dynamics 365 Business Central is Microsoft’s new product name for Dynamics NAV and is built on the NAV platform. This means that all the functionality from NAV is available.
Business Central is now available both as a cloud solution (Software as a service) and as an on-premise solution where you run the solution on your own server. Our costumers mainly choose the cloud solution.
Business Central as Cloud solution:
The advantage of Business Central as a cloud solution is that you only pay a fixed monthly fee per user and do not have to pay an ongoing update subscription. Furthermore, you do not have to think about servers, hosting, updates or anything else. Everything is delivered directly as a ready-made solution that is continuously updated with the latest releases, just like you know it from Office 365.
You can still customize Business Central as you know it from NAV. What is new is that customizations are located as so-called Extensions or Apps. These Extensions are isolated from the standard product, so the ongoing updates from Microsoft are not affected.
We have launched BusinessGo, our take on a platform 100% focused on Business Central. On BusinessGo you can get help converting to Business Central from a number of other ERP systems, and you can find solutions we have developed for Business Central that aim to make your day-to-day use of the system a little easier. Visit BusinessGo if you are considering converting to Business Central.