Businesses do not take substantial modifications to their ERP systems casually. An ERP system is essential to the day-to-day operation of a business, so once you’ve got one up and running – even if you’re not sure it’s the finest solution available – the disruption of disrupting your business to replace it can be difficult to justify. That is before even factoring in the time and money spent on ERP implementation. Because an ERP is so important to a company’s performance, we believe there are compelling reasons to upgrade your system, particularly if you’re migrating from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Business Central online.
Business Central Online or On-Premises?
There are a variety of reasons why a company would choose to deploy Business Central on-premises, and we’re never one to advocate for a one-size-fits-all approach. If your firm wants complete control over its own server and data, or if you require a lot of complicated customization possibilities (beyond what is accessible in the cloud or with Business Central apps), Business Central on-premises is an excellent choice.
But, Business Central online is usually the superior option. It is often less expensive, easier to manage and update, more accessible, and quickly scalable as your organization grows.
In addition to the monthly minor updates, Microsoft publishes substantial changes to Business Central twice a year, in April and October. Handling these updates manually may almost be a full-time job! Business Central, on the other hand, is automatically and effortlessly updated in the cloud. So you never have to worry about it. Business Central on-premises upgrades, on the other hand, must be installed, tested, and deployed by you or with the assistance of your IT department (Microsoft Dynamics Partner). Online access to Business Central ensures that you are always using the most up-to-date version of Business Central.
Applications are easily accessible
We’ve already mentioned that customizing Business Central on-premises is more accessible than customizing Business Central online. However, the profusion of apps accessible for Business Central online via Microsoft AppSource implies that platform changes are no longer required. Apps cannot be utilized in conjunction with Business Central on-premises.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics 365 Products and Technology Integration
Without a doubt, one of the most significant advantages of Business Central online is the ease with which the platform can be integrated with other Microsoft products and technology. Many Microsoft 365 tools have native interfaces with Business Central, allowing you to view and manage your Business Central data directly in Teams, Office, Outlook, and other applications. The connectivity with Teams is especially important because Microsoft is increasingly emphasizing Teams as the focal point of all activity in Dynamics 365.
Microsoft’s Future Is in the Cloud
Considering everything we’ve seen recently from Microsoft, there’s little doubt that they’re pushing for cloud migration. Based on the statistics they gave at Directions EMEA, they are set to continue scaling up and supporting additional cloud users with seamless service. It’s safe to assume that Microsoft will continue to prioritize Business Central online regarding new updates and capabilities. If your company is still using Dynamics NAV, now is the moment to transition to Business Central online.
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