Microsoft’s latest ERP solution – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – is available for both cloud and on-premises. Loyal Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers are unable to contemplate whether their current solution will become obsolete and they need to upgrade to Business Central.
If you are a loyal Microsoft Dynamics NAV user, do not worry upgrading to Business Central is no fuss. In this blog post, we give you all the options there are to upgrade to Business Central.
Option 1: Business Central On-Premises Perpetual
The first option for existing NAV customers to upgrade to Business Central On-premises is by getting two named Business Central users for every concurrent NAV user purchased before October 1, 2018. Thus, a starter pack of Business Central On-Premises will get you six essentials users. Similarly, you can get two essential users with a full user non-extended pack. While the starter pack with extended capability can give you six premium users, the full user pack with extended capability will give you two premium users.
Option 2: Business Central On-Premises Subscription
Microsoft is also offering NAV customers the option to purchase Business Central licenses on a per user per month basis. It involves lesser initial investment and gives you more flexibility and scalability as you can increase the number of licenses as your business grows. You can further lower your expenses by hosting the licenses on Microsoft Azure. Of course, it will involve Azure-hosting cost but it is usually cheaper than running an on-premises server or outsourcing to a local partner.
Option 3: Business Central SaaS
You also have the option of deploying Business Central as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. It can be advantageous as you get licenses and hosting included in one monthly subscription of SaaS deployments. However, Business Central SaaS has some limitations in terms of scope for customisation, for which you can utilise Extensions 2.0 to enhance your solution.
Business Ready Enhancement Plan (BREP)
When planning to upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Business Central ensure that you are up to date with your Business Ready Enhancement Plan (BREP) payments because only that will make you eligible for the above offers. If your BREP is not up to date, do a simple calculation to know how much you owe – add 3% penalty to 16% of the original license price per annum. This calculation will help you decide between back paying your BREP and re-enrolling as a new customer.
That’s all we have for you about the different ways of upgrading your Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
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