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Edited on September 22, 2020

All you need to know about Dynamics 365 Business Central Modules and Licensing

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a business management solution that connects people and processes like never before. A hosted ERP that comes with attractive Microsoft pricing on 2 versions, makes it an ideal choice for SMBs.

If you are an SMB and would like to know your licensing options, we recommend our blog on Can SMB’s Afford Microsoft Dynamics 365 that will provide you with a comprehensive insight on its pricing. Korcomptenz can provide a DEMO and walk you through purchasing, configuration and maintenance of the version that fits your needs.

MS Dynamics 365 Business Central encompasses the following modules:

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Module Details

The above list is accurate as on June 2020.

Business Central Premium
Includes all of Essentials
Manufacturing Production orders Supply and Demand Planning & Forecasting Capacity Planning Agile Manufacturing
Service Management Service Order Management Service Price Management Service Contract Management Planning and Dispatching

Dynamics 365 – 2020 Release Wave 2

While Microsoft has confirmed its release for the 2020 Wave 2, which should be available around October this year, the 2020 Release Wave 1 encompasses the following features:

Latest Features of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Release Wave 1 2020)
Modern Client Features For Developers Administrators
Non-interactive Printing enabled in the cloud New AL development features Possibility of managing apps
Disable Excel export if not required Refactor a field from table to table Extension Manage and cancel sessions
Import UI Customizations and profiles Access camera/location APIs Improved user-friendly environment list
Faster and improved page load times Obsolete tag facility Additional information fields
Improved UI and navigation features Other AL interfaces, variable declarations, etc. Contact support from Admin Center directly

Above list is accurate as of June 2020

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Subscription License Types

Full users are those who need the functionality of feature-rich business applications. Examples of full users are, salespeople, customer service representatives, finance employees, controllers, and supply chain managers. These users have also been referred to in the past as Pro users or Power Users. These full users are licensed with a Dynamics 365 Business Central subscription.

Additional users often represent a large percentage of users in an organization. These individuals may consume data or reports from line of business systems, accomplish soft tasks such as time or expense entry and HR record updates. There might be heavier users of the system, who may not necessarily require full user capabilities. These additional users are licensed with Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members.

The Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members subscription is a named user subscription designed for users who are not tied to a particular function, but who require basic Dynamics 365 functionality. A limited user option, this license includes read access as well as some write access for select light tasks across Dynamics 365 Business Central functionality for a given tenant.

For full read access to Dynamics 365 Business Central Essential and Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium for a given tenant , get the Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members Subscription License (SL) In addition, the Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members SL includes some limited use write access to Dynamics 365 Business Central Essential and Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members also includes the “PowerApps for Dynamics 365 Applications” license. Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members users can use PowerApps to access Dynamics 365 within the bounds of their Team Members license.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members requires that at least one other user be licensed with Dynamics 365 Essential or Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members users can do the following

  • Read anything within Dynamics 365 Business Central

  • Update existing data and entries in Dynamics 365 Business Central – existing data are records like customer, vendor or item records which are already created. Entries means entries on which it is specifically allowed from an accounting perspective to update specific information. (e.g. due date on customer ledger entries).
  • Approve or reject tasks in all workflows assigned to a user

  • Create, edit, delete a quote

  • Create, edit, delete personal information

  • Enter a time sheet for Jobs

  • Use PowerApps for Dynamics 365

This license provides users with unrestricted access to the functionalities of Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Members and Business Central. Dynamics 365 Applications include the “PowerApps for Dynamics 365 Applications” license. Dynamics 365 Business Central users can use PowerApps to access Dynamics 365 within the bounds of their Dynamics 365 Business Central Essential or Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium license. Customers who have external accountants who wish to connect to the Dynamics 365 Business Central application can purchase one per tenant license, at no additional cost. External Accountant Licenses contain all the same use rights as Dynamics 365 Business Central license except for the following: Access to user set up or admin tasks and any other Dynamics 365 application.

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