Microsoft is the industry leader when it comes to providing software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, so it is no surprise that its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is such a popular choice. Dynamics 365 Business Central brings together a range of different functionalities covering operations that include financial aspects of running a business to project management and delivering sales.
Easy to customise and aimed at allowing users to access and operate the system intuitively, licensing Business Central is seen as a one-stop solution by forward-looking businesses across the trading spectrum.
Simple licensing options mean that Microsoft has made working with Business Central easy no matter how big or small your operation. In a similar way to the company's other major product, Dynamics NAV, the software is sold through a global network of certified partners. The pricing plan for Dynamics 356 Business Central has been created with small and medium-sized businesses in mind and aims to offer an affordable and accessible ERP solution that not only fits budgetary requirements but can also increase productivity in areas as diverse as finance, sales, and customer service.
Essentials and Premium
The costs of the 'Essentials' version of Business Central and the 'Premium' version are both based on the number of named users over a monthly period. The higher fees for the Premium subscription reflect that, as well as all the functionality of the Essentials version, ERP applications are enhanced by two extra components, namely service management and production.
Team Member license
This option can represent a sizeable proportion of users in a company and may be applicable if there is a need for data or reports from the business system to be accessed by a wider grouping. A Business Central team member license may also be suitable where heavy users of the software don't need to use of the full range of functionality and therefore the costs per person are less than those of both essentials and premium. Access for other team members is provided through temporary add-on licences which will allow them onto the system for a limited time at a low cost per person each month.
As one of the advantages of using a system such as Business Central is knowing how much the monthly costs are going to be, and being able to budget for them, it is essential to have accurate details on what the outlays will be, and what are the best options for your business. GCC provide an online tool that will give you the information you need to work out how best to take advantage of all that Business Central has to offer. You can also contact our support team to find out more.