Supply chain management in Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

How does Dynamics 365 Business Central compare to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations? And which one will fit my organisation best?

This article focuses on comparing the supply chain management capability of both Dynamics 365 solutions. (See our article on financial management)

Download our guide comparing the features of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and Dynamics 365 Business Central.


Supply chain management with Dynamics 365

When it comes to supply chain management, both solutions are extremely capable and offer all of the functionality you need to manage your suppliers and your customers, supporting your entire supply chain. You can manage suppliers with intelligent stock ordering and alerts. You can also generate sales orders, quotes and invoices for your customers easily, ensuring you have the right inventory and capacity to fulfil the order.

Both systems come embedded with intelligent insights and artificial intelligence to help you make better decisions on what to order from what supplier when. This helps you manage cashflow and meet the needs of your customers.


Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management


Dynamics 365 Business Central


Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations


Sales Orders Available Available
Sales Invoices Available Available
Generate Sales quote Available Available
Manage Customer Records Available Available
Order Promising Available Available
Returns Management Available Available
VAT/Sales Tax Available Available
Purchase Orders Available Available
Requisitions Available Available
Serialised inventory Available Available
Stock Bins Available Available
Assembly Available Available
Inventory Transfers Available Available
Procurement and Sourcing Available
Global Customer and Vendor Available
Global Products Available


Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is the more capable solution for managing a global network of customers and vendors. It does offer procurement and sourcing capability beyond what is offering Business Central. This capability is designed to help you manage a complex supply chain, helping large businesses manage hundreds of suppliers that might not be needed by smaller sized or simpler organisations. Business Central does have some great forecasting features that enables you to stay on top of your suppliers and customers, predicting what customers and suppliers are likely to be late with payments or deliveries and forecasting how much stock you need to order to meet your pipeline.

To learn more about which solution would be best for you, download our guide on ‘Dynamics 365 ERP Selection’ or visit our Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations pages.