Manufacturers: Select between Business Central Premium and Essential Licensing

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the latest version of the Dynamics NAV product, and is the best choice for Dynamics NAV customers who want a modern and affordable solution. Dynamics 365 Business Central In two versions, they are Business Central Essentials and Business Central Premium. If you’re running a manufacturing company, it’s important to understand the difference between these two versions to ensure you get the solution that meets your needs. In this blog post, we cover the differences between these two versions of Business Center for Manufacturing related to making the right decision.

Differences between Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials and Premium

Before discussing which version of Business Central for Manufacturing is best for your company, let’s start with a quick overview of the two versions of Business Central for Manufacturing.

Core Units of Central Business Essentials

Dyn365BC Basics covers all the basic functions a business requires, including

financial management

Electronic payments, dimensions, multiple currencies, budgets, accounts tables, cash flow forecasting, fixed assets, cost accounting, general ledger, direct debits, customer payments, etc.

Sales and marketing

Dynamics 365 Sales integration, campaign management, opportunity management, interaction, document management, email registration, and contact management.

Sales and delivery

Pricing, discount and invoicing, manage sales orders, sales invoice discounts, alternate shipping addresses, and manage sales return orders.

Purchases and payables

Purchase Invoices, Purchase Return Order Management, Alternative Order Titles, Purchase Order Management, Purchase Invoice Discounts, Vendor Catalog Items

supply management

Basic Receivables, Purchase Order Management, Locations, Item Transfers, Inventory Control and Purchasing, Shipping and Distribution, Returns and Cancellations, Purchasing and Vendor Management

project management

Core resources, managing capabilities, multiple costs, jobs, and schedules

stores management

Container preparation, stock picking and warehousing, warehouse receiving/shipping, in-house picking and warehousing, warehouse management system that is promising, data capture automatically.

Distinguished core units for central business

Premium functionality includes the following offerings in Essential. In addition to the features you get with Essentials, Premium offers service order management and manufacturing capabilities

Service Management

Planning and dispatching, managing service contracts, managing service items, managing service orders, and managing service rates.


Machine centers, standard cost worksheets, bill of materials production, base capacity planning, release management, assembly management, production orders and limited loading.

production management

Allows creation of complex, multi-level structures for bills of materials and routes, including scheduling and management of production of finished goods. Cost: $100 per full user per month.

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