For businesses that have outgrown Sage 50 or an older solution, and are thinking that Sage 200 is the best upgrade option, have you considered Microsoft’s solution?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central represents a strong alternative to Sage 200. Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business solution that provides small and midsized businesses (SMBs) with the capability to efficiently and effectively manage finance, operations, sales and customer service.

We have created the below table to allow you to easily compare Sage 200 and Dynamics 365 Business Central. When looking at Sage 200 we have used the professional option. Sage 200 uses a per user and per functionality approach, where you can add modules such as finance and warehousing. When comparing the two solutions we have looked across all of the Sage 200 modules.

Business Central

Sage 200


Price/licence (per month) Essential £53
Premium £78
Team member £6
First user and modules £418
Additional users £49
Team member £6
10 full users’ price £530 pcm £773 pcm
Users No limit Up to 100 users
Transactions No limit Up to 9 million per annum




Supply chain  Yes  Yes
Sales CRM  Yes  Yes
Warehouse management  Yes  Yes
Service management   Yes


Manufacturing  Yes

via separate module

Additional information

Configuration Very configurable Minimal configuration
Cloud or on premise Both Both
Devices Any device Any device
Data analytics

embedded with Power BI


AI  Yes



Fully connective via CDM, 200+ connections available

via APIs

Office 365 integration (Outlook, OneDrive and Excel etc) Extremely strong two-way integration Available from £10 per month
Automation and custom applications

via Power Platform


Making Tax Digital compliance



 Free for latest subscription, additional cost for previous versions and perpetual licence


As you can see from the above table, Sage 200 offers a competing solution. However, Sage 200 has a more complex pricing strategy and when comparing the functionality available it does become more expensive.

Dynamics 365 Business Central offers unrivalled visualisation and artificial intelligence (AI) out of the box. AI can help you manage stocks, cashflows and payments, and with Power BI reports you have a wide range of real time reports at your fingertips. Combining this with the ability to dramatically boost productivity through Office 365 integration and the automation of processes, results in a compelling opportunity for SMBs to drive return on investment and transform their business.


Discover more in our guide Have you outgrown Sage? Discover Dynamics 365 Business Central.


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