Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the latest version of the Dynamics NAV product, which is the best option for Dynamics NAV customers who want a modern and affordable solution.
The differences between Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials and Premium
Before discussing what version of Business Central for manufacturing is best for your company, let’s start with a quick overview of the two versions of Business Central for manufacturing.
Business Central Essentials Core Modules
Electronic payments, dimensions, multiple currencies, budgets, accounts schedules, cash flow forecasting, fixed assets, cost accounting, general ledger, and direct debits, customer payment processes, and etc.
Sales and Marketing
Dynamics 365 Sales integration, campaign management, opportunity management, interaction and document management, email logging, and contact management.
Sales and Delivery
Pricing, discounting, invoices, sales order management, sales invoice discounts, alternative shipping addresses, and sales return order management.
Purchasing and Payables
Purchase invoicing, purchase return order management, alternative order addresses, purchase order management, purchase invoice discounts, and vendor catalog items
Supply Chain Management
Basic receivables, purchase order management, locations, item transfers, inventory and purchasing control, shipment and distribution, returns and cancellations, procurement and vendor management
Basic resources, capacity management, multiple costs, jobs, and timesheets
Bin setup, inventory picks and put-away, warehouse receipt/shipment, internal picks and put-away, warehouse management systems order promising, and automated data capture.
Business Central Premium Core Modules
Premium functionality includes the following offerings in Essential. In addition to the features you get with Essentials, Premium offers Service Order Management and Manufacturing capabilities
Planning and dispatching, service contract management, service item management, service order management, and service price management.
Machine centers, standard cost worksheets, production bill of materials, basic capacity planning, version management, assembly management, production orders, and finite loading.
Enables complex, multi-level structures of bills of materials and routings, including scheduling and managing finished goods production. Cost: $100 per full user per month.