Why Business Owners Prefer Microsoft Business Central to Dynamics GP
Let’s take a look at why business owners might prefer Dynamics 365 Business Central to Dynamics GP. With business central you generally have lower licensing costs and flexibility over time. Also you can add flexibility to the system fairly easily a lot of additional functionalities included in the base licensing and the big thing is that the software is kept up to date by Microsoft. Business owners are looking for a way to keep their costs low. When you look at Business Central, the subscription pricing is lower than comparable options. Also you have the ability in Business Central to add legal entities whenever you want to and there’s no additional license associated with that. Finally Microsoft offers promotions from time to time for Dynamics GP clients to move to Business Central. There’s a push by Microsoft to get their existing clients to move to Business Central. With Business Central, business owners have access to additional functionality available in trial and also they can use it in their own Business Central system from Microsoft AppSource. There are literally hundreds of add-in functions that are available to try out and use in your system. Also with the basic license the license is pretty broad. Any business owner can add functionality to their system usually just by using existing functionality that’s already licensed for them. If business owners have products that are in research and development phases, with Business Central they can track the product’s life cycle all away from development through maturity. They can start with core financials, move into distribution, move into light manufacturing and they can move from there if they want all within Business Central.
A big benefit for Business Central for business owners is that the system is hosted on Microsoft Azure. The Azure environment offers access flexibility and a lot of security. It’s what business owners are looking for. Also the system updates are rolled out automatically by Microsoft to keep your system up-to-date and ready to use. Business Central is currently receiving more development support than Dynamics GP from Microsoft. They’re adding functionality, they’re adding usability, and they’re keeping up with security and changes in the marketplace. So when existing business owners are looking at their Dynamics GP system and wondering whether they should move to Business Central, they really have to look at the licensing costs at the beginning. The flexibility that the system gives them. In fact the software’s kept current automatically by Microsoft.