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Time to compare two ERP juggernauts: Dynamics 365 Business Central & SAP Business One

It doesn’t come as a surprise that all businesses big or small need some form of ERP solution in place to be able to streamline their finances as well as operations and help drive growth. When we talk about ERP solutions currently on the market, the two that seem to get the most consideration are Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and SAP Business One. Granted, both can offer a whole host of different features and functionalities, however being able to distinguish between the two will allow you to make the best decision for your business and which one to progress with. 

In our latest blog article, we will compare Dynamics 365 Business Central & SAP Business One to help you make the best decision for your business. 


Dynamics 365 Business Central 

SAP Business One 

Type of deployment 


Cloud-based or on-prem 

Implementation cost 

From £7,500 

From £30,000 

Designed for  




Full integration with Microsoft 365, Power BI and Azure. 

Fully integrates with other SAP related solutions. 


User-friendly similar to that of other Microsoft products. 

Much tougher to get to grips with initially. 



Yes but limited 

Financial capabilities 

Strong including budgeting and cash flow forecasting. 

Core including general ledger and financial reporting. 

Supply chain capabilities 

Strong including inventory management, order management & demand forecasting. 

Core enables streamlined procurement processes, inventory management & vendor management. 

Sales and customer service capabilities 

Offers fully integrated sales and customer service functionality & features. 

Covers sales process management and customer relationship management. 

Manufacturing capabilities 

Provides manufacturing functionality supporting different manufacturing processes. 

Covers all manufacturing features including bill of materials, production orders and MRP. 

BI capabilities 

Yes – provides business intelligence and reporting features for data analysis & more. 

Yes – provides integrated analytics and reporting tools for monitoring business performance. 


Conclusion – which option should I pick? 

After reviewing the above comparison, it is pretty clear that Dynamics 365 Business Central is a much more cost-effective way of managing your finances and streamlining your operations as well as being easy to integrate with your existing Microsoft 365 products.  

Next Steps? 

If you are a business that is looking to get up & running quickly on an ERP solution like Business Central then why not take a look at our Quick Start Business Central Package then get in touch with one of our Business Central experts to discuss your requirements in more detail. 

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