Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is incredibly popular amongst small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). That's not just a statement; there is strong evidence to back this up! Here are 3 facts about Business Central that underline the enormous success of this ERP system for SMEs:
1. The number of companies working with Business Central has doubled in 2021 (!)
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the successor to Microsoft Dynamics NAV and the first release was on April 2, 2018. Since then, the number of users has grown rapidly. In 2021, the number of organizations using Business Central has grown from 11,000 to 22,000. A doubling! This includes both customers who are upgrading from NAV to Business Central and customers who are new to a Microsoft ERP system. The intuitive and pleasant user interface and the extensive functionalities explain the success of Business Central.
2. There are approximately 70 localizations available for Business Central
Microsoft is a global player with high brand awareness and an excellent reputation on all continents. Business Central is available all over the world and essentially everywhere with the same features and functionalities. But because countries have different legislation and regulations, specific functionalities are needed per region and/or country. These are so-called localizations. The Netherlands has the NL localization, which means you work with a version of Business Central that perfectly matches the laws and regulations of the Netherlands. In total there are about 70 localizations available. Partly provided by Microsoft, partly by local partners.
3. There are more than 3,500 partners worldwide that offer Business Central
For sales, deployment, and support of Business Central, Microsoft relies entirely on its partners. There are no fewer than 3,500 Microsoft partners worldwide that offer Business Central. And this number continues to grow. Whatever region you operate in, there is always a partner nearby to support you. Some partners offer Business Central 'vanilla', so without adjustments, but in many cases, functionality is added to Business Central to serve a niche market.
"Business Central must be the best and safest ERP solution in the world for small and medium-sized organizations."
This is what Microsoft has in mind with Business Central
Microsoft's ambition is clear: “Business Central must be the best and safest ERP solution in the world for small and medium-sized organizations.”
It is becoming increasingly important to work with a modern, innovative and user-friendly ERP solution. Organizations that continue to work with outdated business software run various risks:
- Financial: system limitations lead to limitations in the business
- Customer satisfaction: you serve your customers less quickly and less adequately when working with outdated systems
- Security: old software is vulnerable to hackers and data leaks
Would you like to know more about the implementation of Business Central?
Are you thinking of implementing a new ERP system? Then Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central should definitely be on your list! Do you want to know what such a project looks like? Send me a message and I will contact you!