Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Features

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Enterprise resource planning for SMBs, formerly Dynamics NAV

3.65/5 (85 reviews)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Feature Summary

  • API
  • Accounting management
  • Assets & banking management
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Bills of material
  • Budgeting & forecasting
  • Business intelligence & reporting
  • CRM integration
  • Calendar management
  • Campaign management
  • Capacity monitoring
  • Cash flow statement
  • Cash management
  • Configuration management
  • Consolidation / roll-up
  • Contact management
  • Contract management
  • Demand forecasting
  • Dispatch management
  • Document management
  • Employee management
  • Estimating
  • Financial management
  • Fixed asset management
  • General ledger
  • HR management
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory tracking
  • Invoice management
  • Item management & tracking
  • Job management
  • Manufacturing solutions
  • Microsoft Outlook integration
  • Multi-currency
  • Multi-language
  • Multi-location
  • Opportunity management
  • Planning tools
  • Price management
  • Production management
  • Production tracking
  • Project management
  • Project tracking
  • Projections
  • Purchase order management
  • Real time data
  • Real time reporting
  • Receipt management
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Resource allocation
  • Returns management
  • Sales & inventory forecasting
  • Sales & marketing
  • Sales orders
  • Sales tax management
  • Service management
  • Supplier management
  • Supply chain management
  • Task management
  • Timesheets
  • Version management
  • Warehouse management
  • Workflow management

Competitor Feature Comparison

API
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Bank Reconciliation
Billing & Invoicing
Bills of Material
Budgeting
Business Intelligence
CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Capacity Management
Cash Flow Management
Cash Management
Collaboration Tools
Configuration Management
Consolidation / Roll-Up
Contact Management
Contract Management
Currency Conversion
Data Import/Export
Demand Forecasting
Dispatch Management
Document Management
Electronic Payments
Employee Management
Estimating
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
General Ledger
HR Management
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Job Management
Lead Management
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Opportunity Management
Payroll Integration
Payroll Management
Planning Tools
Price Management
Production Control
Production Tracking
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Purchase Order Management
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Receipt Management
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Returns Management
Role-Based Permissions
Sales Forecasting
Sales Orders
Sales Tax Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Planning
Task Management
Timesheets
Version Control
Warehouse Management
Workflow Management
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API
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Bank Reconciliation
Billing & Invoicing
Bills of Material
Budgeting
Business Intelligence
CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Capacity Management
Cash Flow Management
Cash Management
Collaboration Tools
Configuration Management
Consolidation / Roll-Up
Contact Management
Contract Management
Currency Conversion
Data Import/Export
Demand Forecasting
Dispatch Management
Document Management
Electronic Payments
Employee Management
Estimating
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
General Ledger
HR Management
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Job Management
Lead Management
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Opportunity Management
Payroll Integration
Payroll Management
Planning Tools
Price Management
Production Control
Production Tracking
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Purchase Order Management
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Receipt Management
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Returns Management
Role-Based Permissions
Sales Forecasting
Sales Orders
Sales Tax Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Planning
Task Management
Timesheets
Version Control
Warehouse Management
Workflow Management
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API
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Bank Reconciliation
Billing & Invoicing
Bills of Material
Budgeting
Business Intelligence
CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Capacity Management
Cash Flow Management
Cash Management
Collaboration Tools
Configuration Management
Consolidation / Roll-Up
Contact Management
Contract Management
Currency Conversion
Data Import/Export
Demand Forecasting
Dispatch Management
Document Management
Electronic Payments
Employee Management
Estimating
Financial Analysis
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
General Ledger
HR Management
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Job Management
Lead Management
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Multi-Currency
Multi-Language
Multi-Location
Opportunity Management
Payroll Integration
Payroll Management
Planning Tools
Price Management
Production Control
Production Tracking
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Purchase Order Management
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Receipt Management
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Allocation
Returns Management
Role-Based Permissions
Sales Forecasting
Sales Orders
Sales Tax Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Planning
Task Management
Timesheets
Version Control
Warehouse Management
Workflow Management
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Mobile apps

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Android App


262 reviews

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central's features:

Ralph Osoti

Feature Rich and Highly Customisable ERP

2018-12-12

Good ERP for Small to medium enterprises

Pros

If you get the right partner- developer it a highly customizable product Great compatibility with MS Office Suite As an accounting or Financial Management ERP it is function rich, from the custom reports- account schedules, intercompany to navigation functionalities

Cons

Jobs lacks proper integration with Financial Management The number of updates or releases are just overwhelming

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, myself only employees)

Best application for ERP in SME

2019-08-13

According my experience I recommend this for small scale and medium scale business entities and not for the large scale entities.

Pros

The application is advisable for use the medium scale business entities who are operating in manufacturing, retail, trading and distribution business activities. Though this is recognized as an accounting software, it is having the multiple function platforms such as HR management, project management, sales and marketing and supply chain management.

Cons

It takes a long time to enter the data to the system.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas Stamm

Property Management for Dynamics NAV is a great solution for Real Estate Companies

2017-05-26

Better collaboration, higher transparency, less redundant data and work.

Pros

With PMX Property Management we can manage almost our entire operations with this solution.

Cons

As with every integrated solution people have to adapt to the fact that all information is in one data base afterwards.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kemi Akintayo

Working on Microsoft Dynamics NAV is very easy and has microsoft excel feel which makes it easy for users to adapt

2018-02-16

It is a good software to manage a mid size company operational process

Pros

Its simple to use It has all the major Features of an ERP (i.e Financial, Receivable, Payable, Sales order processing, Purchase order processing, HR, BAnk Management, etc) It is easy to customised It is easy to get support

Cons

I do not like the fact that Payroll has to be customised The inbuilt reports feature is not fantastic

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Yessica Rijo

Great software to support accounting processes!

2019-06-13

A great tool for everyday accounting processes: reports, invoices, and managing different outlets within the company.

Pros

We use it to make invoices, and pro-forma invoices.

Cons

You have to get familiar with it before run important reports and invoices.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Swati Shukla

It's complicated

2017-11-22

Pros

I like the inventory management features. 2.

Cons

1. It's too pricey. 2. It's become slow when number of users increased. 3. Lot of training is required for set up.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Fiona Jenkins

Good for property management if you use the add-on

2017-01-26

Together, it's a great solution, allows us to manage all aspects from accounting to leasing to reporting. We use it on a subscription base.

Pros

Much faster tenant billing process than we had before.

Cons

Much of info on NAV in Customersource, but need time to search for it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Take more training to learn how to use the system. Repeat the training after 3 and 6 month - then the implementer suggests more efficient ways how to use the system and our users had experience and questions how they want to use the system.

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Anonymous
(Oil & Energy company, 11-50 employees)

Great cloud based solution for small-medium businesses.

2017-12-12

Keeps all our business data in one spot.

Pros

Attach PDF's of invoices, PO's right to the entry.

Cons

Report creation requires a developer to help set up.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Schraw

Not for Case Management

2020-02-25

It was used as case management for the Board of Professional Responsibility.

Pros

There were some cool features like the filter capabilities. The dashboard was customizable which was nice.

Cons

I did not like using DMS for case management. It was cumbersome and very touchy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jeremiah Olorunsogo

my Microsoft dynamics NAV by pmx review

2019-09-12

it is good and i recommend it for automated daily media buying activities.

Pros

it makes our day to day media buying process as it automates the process for better efficiency and saves time.

Cons

the software doesn't make room for recall especially in situations where the initial data has been modified.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

Accounting software

2018-09-25

It is very user friendly and it keeps all the required data and is helpful to generate reports for the organisation.

Pros

It is a very systematic software which adds to the functionality of accounting.

Cons

It's outlook and the format can be improvised.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Lora LaCarney

Pretty easy to navigate, but the screen formatting needs adjusted

2019-09-19

We use the collections module, sales, purchasing, service cost, job cost, subcontractor module, and more. We use purchase orders and 3 way matching and use dynamics for a wide range of use.

Pros

You can easily adjust titles to be in red or have distinctive features to stand out, but it is not always easy to do on the financial module and you cannot do it when using features like smartlist.

Cons

The inability to generate certain reports (you have to set them up yourself) which can be VERY time consuming.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Erin Dickey

Account and financial record needs

2018-01-18

Pros

Standard reports were easy to use.

Cons

Glitches from time to time, we only had a certain amount of users accounts purchased and at times had more people trying to use so couldn't log in, but that isnt a software con.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, 201-500 employees)

Handy tool for varied environments

2019-10-14

Still a great solution for dynamic job management

Pros

This software allows a wide and varied overview of various tasks and makes troubleshooting easy enough to complete

Cons

Roles and job queries will not always match the admin side of the role or job displays, making some role / job troubleshooting tedious

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Gary Chahil

Good experience as a system admin and end user

2016-07-14

Pros

Like the ability to setup permissions on record level. for example, can setup permissions where a user can see Purchase invoices for a particular vendor. 3.

Cons

Doesn't have a good approval chain process for purchasing documents. Very linear approach based on amount. 2.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Give proper time to evaluate your business needs vs NAV functionality to figure out customization. Once system goes live it is very time and cost consuming to make changes to the system.

Source: Software Advice
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Misbah Shikdar

Ease of use

2018-07-27

I have used the software for almost 9 months, and have found it to be very user friendly, with excellent presentation. It is normally quick, software does not crash often and it works well for many different type of industries.

Pros

Very user friendly Good presentation Excellent layout - easy to search for whatever you need Good use of headings and sub-headings Being able to import from Excel, and transfer any journals into Excel easily

Cons

Maybe not the best for reporting purposes, or hard to find a way straight away Could be a more efficient way to import transactions from Excel

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Machinery company, 51-200 employees)

Dynamics Review

2019-01-11

It is really for basic use. If you are part of a manufacturing business or a large business, the software is not for you. In my experience, it is best used for small to mid size companies. The support is also terrible.

Pros

Pulling information out of the system in simple reporting isn't bad if you leave it in the same format.

Cons

Entering information is extremely time consuming.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Kalema Baker

Hullo

2018-08-12

I like it

Pros

Like stock inventory, quotations, invoicing, Credit notes

Cons

The only thing that isn't so superb with this system is that it needs someone skilled to train others. You cannot teach it yourself

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Ayass Al Gul

Best Modern ERP Solution

2015-04-17

Pros

KSA -in 2003, it has been decided to replace ERP system with NAV, Tec.Support was provided by AL FANAR IT an affiliate company who became golden partnership with Microsoft later and provided the system if Gulf Market, the implementation was very successful, early versions of NAV in 2003 was famous as (Navision Attain) at that time, the system provided a splendid AR, AP, and inventory reports and controls, was helpful in regional trading credit controls and manufacturing process, in 2006 the company upgraded the software to NAV5 and we learned a lot about setup requirements, Posting groups, general business posting groups, sales and system generated transactions setup accounts and matrix, Exr.

Cons

No Disadvantages or defaults in my opinion if implementation requirements are clear and correct and finance knows exactly controls, processes outputs they need. everything is there in this system.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

I always say companies need to know their exact requirements, controls, users assignments, business segments, reporting out put and processes setup by an expert qualified people, before they go for any ERP System. Otherwise implementation will fail and management will blame systems in front of business owners. If you have dirty clothes and you put dust instead of washing powder in a Washing machine for sure you will get super dirty rugs, its not the washing machine problem. You need to know first what are the business needs and then meet several representatives of several ERP systems, read standards features of each on web to find what best fit. at this stage most of expertise forget elements of time consuming, training cost, best reporting outcomes, business intelligence, and possible future cost of customizations, for these whole reasons and my above review, MS Dynamics are my favorite choice.

Source: Software Advice
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Nitin Chavan

Worst Experience from Microsoft Partner !! Think ten times before selecting Microsoft Navision Product & Partner !!!

2017-01-23

They are only interested in selling the Numbers of Licenses. No monitoring from Microsoft even on cheating cases disputed cases by their Chanel partners.

Pros

That NAV is customizable with good Features for Small Businesses.

Cons

Microsoft is not supportive of customers issues . There was no training materials Manuals provided, Even the customer Source Login do not provide the required information & control to customer.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

1/10

Recommendations to others considering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Be careful while selecting the Microsoft Partner. I don't have many good things to say about this program. But like to advise. If at all you want to use Navision, Before making any initial payment clarify all the required Points in Details with descriptions in Black & White.

Source: Software Advice
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Ashley Robinette

The new way to do business

2019-09-17

It is taking some time but it easy to find orders/invoices when you know what to look for.

Pros

From our quotes to our invoices, we can keep track of the progress of each transaction.

Cons

I also wish there was a creation date for invoices and not just a posting date.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Beth Owen

Used this daily for years

2018-01-18

Pros

Navision has tons of options and features making it very easy to get specific reporting in almost any way imaginable.

Cons

It could take a while to learn how to use it. There are so many different ways to do things that it can become confusing at first.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Derek Blackham

NAV for time tracking

2019-10-27

There's no feature to import from Excel

Pros

I like being able to copy lines from previous weeks. The ability to store project codes is convenient

Cons

When I submit time I have to go back out and create a new timesheet and manually transfer lines over and have the exact number of lines, no more no less

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Dong Hoang

Dynamic Nav

2017-11-17

Good for trading company

Pros

Dynamic Nav is very useful for Small Size Business Company. An easy to use in ERP system and easy to cuztomize

Cons

With Dynamic Nav, It still not much automatic in process.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Elizabeth Adams

Financial package

2017-12-21

Pros

Easy to use and reports are simple to set up.

Cons

occasional glitches after upgrades, but that's to be expected and they are corrected quickly. We receive good support from our service provider.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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