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Comparison between D365 Business Central & D365 Finance & Operations


ERP solutions are complex and hence it is significant for any enterprise to analyse the necessity and extract the complete understanding of the solution so as to derive the full benefits of it internally before it decides to deploy one. Having said this, Microsoft Dynamics 365 is one such platform which rather offers a clarity on the solutions.

Microsoft now offers two ERP based solutions on Dynamics 365 Platforms.

  • D365 Business Central
  • D365 Finance & Operations

The companies planning to implement D365 ERP need to choose prudently which product will suit their business requirements or best, consult their IT partner for the same.

Here is the table comparison of two products which will help the decision makers to take the right decision. I have listed down product features with a general comparison view so that it is easier to understand them in a better way.

General Comparison:

Product/Feature D365 Business Central  D365 Finance & Operations
Multiple Legal Entities Yes Yes
Intercompany Postings and Consolidated Statements Yes (only within same country/localization) Yes
Complete ERP with – Finance (AR/AP), Manufacturing, Logistics, Inventory, Warehousing Yes Yes
Supplier Evaluation Module No Yes
Quality Management Module No Yes
PowerBI Embedded for Analytics No Yes
Dynamics 365 Talent (Core HR, Attract, Onboard) No Yes
Dynamics 365 Sales with Integration to ERP No Yes
Dynamics 365 Customer Service No Yes
Dynamics 365 Marketing No Yes
Dynamics 365 Social Engagement (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc) No Yes
Dynamics 365 Customer Satisfaction Surveys No Yes
Dynamics 365 Customer Support Portal No Yes
Mobility (Apps for iOS/Android) Yes Yes
Browser-based (Chrome, Edge, Safari) Yes Yes
Dev and Production Environments Only Production Yes
Minimum User License requirement No Minimum 20
Licensing Cost (US $ per user/month) $100 $200 

Module Wise Comparison

  D365 BC D365 FOE
Customer Type Small to Medium Medium to Large
Deployment Period Short Long
Financial Management
Auto Elimination Accounting Available
Consolidation Available Available
Budgeting Available(Basic) Available(Advanced)
Budget Control Available
Fixed and Variable allocations Available Available
Ledger Allocations Available
Fixed Assets Available Available
Cost Accounting Available Available
Multicurrency Available Available
Financial Dimensions Available (Upto 8 dimensions) Available (Unlimited)
Multi-company Available Available
Multi language Available Available
Bank Reconciliation Available Available
Electronic Funds Transfer Available Available
Global Chart of Accounts Available
Multiple Posting Layers Available
Supply Chain Management
Sales Orders Available Available
Returns Management Available Available
Sales Tax Available Available
Purchase Orders Available Available
Requisitions Available Available
Serialized inventory Available Available
Bins Available Available
Assembly Available Available
Inventory Transfers Available Available
Procurement and sourcing Available
Global Customer & Vendor Available
Global Products Available
Advanced Warehouse Management
License Plate Tracking Available
Basic Warehousing Available Available
Aisle, Rack & Shelf Available
Transport Management Available
Quality Management Available
Warehouse Monitoring Available
Basic Production Available Available
Process Based manufacturing Available
Lean manufacturing Available
Multi Plant & Multi Schedule Planning Available
Human Resource
Employee Master Available Available
Recruitment Process Available
Attendance Available
Payroll Available
Performance Available
Training Available
Skill Sets Available
Project Management
Job Costing Available Available
Project Accounting Available
Employee Timesheets Available Available
Employee Expenses Available
Schedule Board Available
System-wide Capabilities
Office 365 Integration Available Available
Microsoft user interface Available Available
Workflows Available Available
Web/mobile client Available Available
E-mail Integration Available Available
Document Management Available Available

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