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Why migrate Dynamics NAV to Business Central?

Updated: Nov 1, 2022

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is serving thousands of small to mid-size organizations worldwide with its robust features helping to manage finance, manufacturing, supply chain, customer relationships and warehouse operations. It has proven to be a handy ERP for organizations to automate their sales, accounting, and stock management with its flexible features, easy-to-use design, and customizability.

However, the scalability, security, and cost-effective options for moving to the cloud have made many IT leaders shift to cloud-based technologies. Remote work environments driven by COVID-19 have further intensified the need to move to the cloud. Thankfully, Microsoft has made the full functionality of Dynamics NAV in the cloud through its mid-market ERP solution in Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Let's take a look at the differences between Dynamics NAV and Business Central.


Dynamics NAV

Business Central






Automatically updated


Out of the box reporting

Integration to Power BI



Native integration with all Microsoft products

User interface

Largely desktop based

Responsive web-based UI

Objects: Tables, Reports and Pages

For purchase

Over 40,000 available free of charge


Between $600 to $3000 license cost

Start at $89.60 per user license

Key reasons why you should migrate Dynamics NAV to Business Central:

  • Reduce costs. With Business Central, you no longer have to incur costly server maintenance or hardware refresh that generally comes with NAV. You can also get started with Business Central for only CAD 89.60* license per user.

  • Always updated functionalities. Microsoft releases new features or updates every few months that already come with the subscription you are paying for. You will never get left behind in taking advantage of new functionalities like AI and cash-flow management.

  • Improve productivity. Business Central has native integration to the common Microsoft 365 apps and services your users are already familiar with.

  • Scalable. Keep your expenses at a minimum by reducing the number of licenses when and where required.

  • Better business insights. Make real-time informed decisions for any process or operation whenever needed. The data sharing and reporting are effortless in Business Central as it allows integration with Microsoft apps.

  • Improve security and compliance. Dynamics 365 has more robust security than your on-premises ERP, especially if you use a legacy version. Moving to the cloud means leveraging its built-in protection that helps track and locate organizational data, who has access to it, and how your users use it.

  • Accelerate remote working. Enable easy and secure access to your corporate data from anywhere, with disaster recovery and advanced security that puts your mind at rest.

Why migrate Dynamics NAV to Business Central

Get started with modernizing your Dynamics NAV to Business Central.

We have helped several small to mid-sized organizations transition their NAV to Business Central in the safest and most hassle-free way, either with our pre-packaged fixed fee implementation plans or starting with our personalized assessments. With our team's hands-on experience in Dynamics 365 implementation and solutions, we enable organizations to transform their business with technology and extract maximum value from their software investment.

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