Formerly known as Navision, and then Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a complete end to end enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, designed specifically to manage key business processes and financial data. Famous for its functionality and innovation, Business Central is also customisable with add-ons and extensions to suit your business processes and operations. For example, project and resource costing, and stock and warehouse management,


The trusted Microsoft system can be cloud deployed either on Microsoft’s Azure platform as a ‘Software as a Service’, or or on a private cloud on-premise. The solution streamlines collaboration across divisions and departments. This allows you to find crucial data in one place, rather than across disparate systems. It makes day-to-day processes and procedures more efficient. It also eliminates tedious and repetitive tasks, like wasting time hunting in different systems, exporting spreadsheets and transferring data from one source to another – maximising the productivity of your workforce.

Often a question that is asked is what is the difference between Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and NAV/Navision?

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The simple answer is: Business Central is the new, rebranded and evolved version of NAV, since its release back in April 2018. The interface and user-friendly functionality has developed enormously since its upgrade, with a much more slick, modern front end.

The main change for Business Central vs NAV is the cloud deployment offering. There is also the modern web-based user interface. Furthermore, there is better integration with other Microsoft solutions using the Microsoft Common Data Service. Access to Azure and other multi-purpose applications has never been easier since the change to Business Central, and all of the applications cater to a common need across most SMEs.

So, why choose Microsoft’s ERP offering over all the others?

This solution is easy to create role centered dashboards and built-in analytics. Business Central offers a complete picture of your business, deployed by thousands of global customers every year. You can always be sure of an accurate end-to-end view of your business with Microsoft. It centralises your data from finance, sales, service, and operations. With BC, all data stays up to date, so you can spot trends, prevent issues, and deliver great customer experiences.

As well as its multi-platform interface, you get the same consistent and secure experience whether on a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. Access customer information, create sales orders, review and approve quotes and purchase orders, wherever and whenever.

How TVision can help

TVision is one of the most experienced providers of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in the UK. We bring our in-house UK based expertise in implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to every project and understand how it fits seamlessly with your business, providing a tailored approach.

To find out more about what Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is and how implementing it can help streamline your business processes, get in contact with a specialist today.