There are many reasons to love Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – it is highly customizable and scalable; it is user-friendly; it offers AI-powered functionality and insights; and it connects operations across finance, sales, manufacturing, and more. In this blog post and video, GraVoc’s Director of Software Solutions, David Laster, shares his top 5 features of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

With over 20 years of experience in accounting and ERP implementations, David has helped many of our customers with Business Central implementations and migrations. He also leads innovative Business Central development at GraVoc. So, if you’re looking for a reason to upgrade your ERP, check out David’s top 5 features of Business Central and how these can transform your financial management and accounting processes.

David Laster shares 5 best features of Dynamics 365 Business Central


While it’s hard to pick and choose the best of the best, here are the top 5 features of Business Central that can benefit your company!


Financial dimensions

Business Central allows users to tag financial entries with dimension values. These dimensions allow users to categorize and filter their General Ledger and other entries. Creating these dimensions and maintaining these lists independent of each other is a big benefit that allows users to better organize and analyze their data.

Personalized user interface

Besides being highly customizable, Business Central’s user interface is also very easy to personalize. While customizations require a developer, personalization gives the end-user the power to really tailor their homepage or workspace in Business Central to fit their needs. This web-based user interface offers more flexibility for personalization than the more rigid legacy ERP solutions, such as Dynamics GP.


Excel integration for reporting

Dynamics 365 Business Central allows users to utilize another favorite from the Microsoft universe – Excel. Users can seamlessly and efficiently use Excel as a medium to export and visualize data from Business Central. Specifically, the Excel reports that have embedded pivot table functionality are phenomenal for analyzing data. The ability to pull information into an Excel file, make some edits, and push that data back into Business Central saves users a lot of time and supports more informed decision making.

Flexibility to tailor workflows

Business Central is a flexible ERP solution, which means that it offers more than one way to do things. For instance, sometimes Business Central users can find three or four different ways to enter vendor payments. This provides users with the flexibility to tailor their workflow to what best suits their team or business.

Highly customizable ERP

Business Central is highly customizable. The solution has an extension layer where Microsoft provides the base that ISVs, VARs, and partners like GraVoc can build upon to enhance the platform and provide users with customizations. Business Central is much easier to customize than legacy ERP platforms.

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Our experienced Dynamics 365 consultants, such as David Laster, can seamlessly scope, plan, and implement Business Central for your company!

Further, if you are using a legacy Microsoft ERP, such as Dynamics NAV or Dynamics GP, now is a great time to move to the cloud-based Business Central. Microsoft is offering a new ‘Bridge to the Cloud 2’ promotional 40% discount for Dynamics on-premises commercial customers during a 3-year term when migrating to a functionally similar Dynamics 365 product, such as Business Central. This further reduces your cost in migrating to the cloud!

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