With the release of Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft now offers two ERP based solutions on Dynamics 365; Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

Dynamics 365 Business Central is replacing Dynamics NAV as Microsoft’s all-in-one business platform targeted at SMEs. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (formerly known as Dynamics 365 for Operations) is the replacement for Dynamics AX and is Microsoft’s most advanced ERP solution.

Download our comprehensive product guide on Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft calls Dynamics 365 a modular solution, where you pick features or modules that you need and this applies to the entire Dynamics 365 range. However, Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one solution that offers integration with the wider modules but is designed to be a standalone solution, how this evolves will be extremely interesting.

In our earlier article we explained the features of Dynamics 365 Business Central but how does it compare to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations?



Dynamics 365 Business Central

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations


The application has core capability across finance, operations, supply chain, CRM and project management.

Additional capability is available in service management and manufacturing via the Premium package.

The application has advanced capability across finance, operations, manufacturing and supply chain.

Additional capability is available across HR, sales, projects, customer service through the wider Dynamics 365 range with the full Dynamics 365 plan.

User Minimum

1 20

Price (per user, per month)

£50 – 75 £143 – £150


Inbuilt CRM capability, offering Outlook integration with opportunity management and customer service capability. Integration with Dynamics 365 for Sales is available.  limited CRM capability, raise a sales order and create contacts.

Integration with Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement is available

Target Organisation size

50 – 250 250+


Dynamics 365 Business Central is strongly positioned towards SMEs, offering a wide range of capability at a compelling price that, we think, like its predecessor is extremely attractive. To find out more about the differences between Finance and Operations and Business Central read our new article comparing another set of features.

For more information on Dynamics 365 Business Central download our comprehensive product guide here or visit our Dynamics 365 Business Central hub.


Dynamics 365 Business Central or Finance and Operations

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