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On coming April 2nd, 2018 Microsoft is going to release Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – An all-in-one business management solution that helps your business connect financials, sales, service, and operations to streamline business processes, improve customer interactions and make better decisions.

Dynamics 365 Business Central

With the Spring ’18 release, Dynamics 365 Business Central brings the full power of Dynamics NAV to the cloud in 14 countries or regions and replaces Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Business edition. Existing Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, Business edition customers will be automatically upgraded to Dynamics 365 Business Central at the next upgrade of their service.

Dynamics 365 Business Central is the next generation of Dynamics NAV, one of the leading Microsoft business application products, which has served 140,000 customers and millions of users worldwide. Dynamics 365 Business Central is an extremely flexible solution, easily adaptable to the needs of geographies, industries, and individual customers.

Our key investments for the Spring ‘18 release center around:

• Full suite of application functionality in the cloud.
• Refreshed and modern user experience, optimized for insights and productivity.
• Easy extensibility by using apps from AppSource.

Spring ’18 summary of what’s new in Business Central

Broad regional availability

At launch, Dynamics 365 Business Central is available in 14 markets:

Europe:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

North America:

  • Canada
  • United States

Full suite of application functionality – Essential and Premium

Dynamics 365 Business Central is available at two price points: Essential and Premium.

Essential licensing covers business areas that most businesses require in order to run their business. These areas are described in the following sections. Premium licensing adds Service order management and Manufacturing, bringing the full breadth of the popular Dynamics NAV application to the cloud.

Modern user experience – Look and feel

Dynamics 365 Business Central offers a refreshed and modern user experience, optimized for insights and productivity.

Example of a refreshed interface in Business Central

Extensibility – Easy to extend

App Source

Within Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can find apps on App Source that bring you more capabilities. If you’re a developer, you can build powerful extensions and then add them to App Source for easy discoverability. The April release includes many improvements to the extensions technology, allowing partners to extend, customize, and build solutions in an upgradable fashion, decoupled from the base application.

Power BI, PowerApps, and Flow

Dynamics 365 Business Central comes with easy integration with Power BI, PowerApps, and Flow, so that you can configure capabilities and implement business flows without writing a single line of code.

Individual customizations

You can personalize Dynamics 365 Business Central by, for example, adding or removing fields. Use the embedded designer to customize the user interface by moving fields or decluttering the experience.
As a partner, you can apply customizations to one or more of your customers individually. You can apply the same changes to all your customers in Dynamics 365 Business Central or give each of them the tweaks they need.

Modern developer experience

By using Visual Studio Code, you can build powerful extensions in a modern file-based development environment and language. All-new language capabilities are included for easy integration with Microsoft Azure services such as Azure Functions.
You can use the Dynamics 365 Business Central business API with 44 entities for easy, flexible, and fast interoperability with third-party solutions.

Compliance

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Investments address the European privacy law’s requirements. Go to the Trust Center to learn more and find resources to help you comply.
Accessibility enhancements – Go to the Trust Center to learn about our industry-leading accessibility standards.
ISO and SOC compliance.

Dynamics 365 Business Central deep dive video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7bp2MdAc5o