Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – Essentials vs. Premium
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an ERP software for small and medium-sized enterprises that networks processes. It also makes managing Finance, CRM, projects, supply chain, warehouse, human resources, projects as well as production and service more efficient. Another major advantage of Microsoft’s ERP solution is its compatibility with smart office services such as Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) and Microsoft Power BI. Of course, the functionalities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can be used on all end devices so that your flexibility is guaranteed at all times. The bottom line is that Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central grows with your business and unites systems and processes.
The Essentials version contains the following functions:
- Customer Relationship Management
- Financial management
- Human Resources
- Supply Chain Management
- Warehouse Management
- Project Management
Use the CRM module to focus on your customers, overview all lead information, organize campaigns and manage sales opportunities. You can also better manage your finances to make more informed decisions. You can also organize your employee information in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Continue to automate your supply chain and gain more control over purchasing. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central also lets you keep track of your projects, realistically plan capacities and resources, and keep control of your budgets.
The Premium version includes two additional features:
- Manufacturing (only included in the PREMIUM version*)
- Service Management (only included in PREMIUM version*)
*The premium version contains the extended functions service management and manufacturing. In addition to service orders, service price management, service item management and service contract management, service order management also includes planning and scheduling. The manufacturing and production module includes work centers, manufacturing orders, a demand forecast, agile manufacturing, a finite load, basic supply planning, capacity planning, and version management.
A detailed list of all functions per area can be found on our website.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – Team Members
In addition, you can supplement your licenses with so-called Team Members licenses. This allows you to view data and reports as well as access basic processes. In addition, limited read, write and approval functions are included so that each employee receives the authorizations required for his or her work. The version also includes an Employee Self-Service. This means that your employees can enter, display, and change personnel-related data themselves, simplifying and speeding up personnel department processes. The following functions are included:
- employee self-service
- read and agree
- Access to basic processes
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central OnPremise – Prices
- Essentials: 1.500 €/named User
- Premium: 2.100 €/named User
- Team Members: 300 €/named User
Note on prices
With the acquisition of a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central license, the conclusion of an Enhancement Plan (EP) is also connected. The EP has an initial term of 12 months and costs 16% of the list sales price of the total license volume purchased annually in advance. Calculation example: 3 x Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials = 4,500 Euro, 16% of which = 720 Euro annually in advance for the Enhancement Plan. The EP is extended and calculated with each license extension / new order. The EP can be cancelled in writing 90 days prior to expiry. After expiration by cancellation of the EP, the acquired licenses of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can continue to be used, but can no longer be updated, extended or changed in any way.