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ERP System Architecture of the Dynamics 365 Business Central Platform – Comparison

When evaluating ERP system in today’s environment, the traditional approach of comparing pure accounting features become less relevant. As a matter of fact, most ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, EPICOR and Microsoft have no meaningful differentiation in the core accounting modules including General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Account Payable, Inventory Control, Sales Order and Purchase Order processing. The real differentiators are non-accounting feature, functions and architectural differences which might prove to be much more important. For a detailed conversion about this approach, please feel free to reach out to our team directly at (855) 227-0700 or via e-mail at .

Server System Architecture

  1. OnPremise Database Support

  2. Single-Tennant Hosted Support (Private Cloud)

  3. Hybrid Config (OnPrem-Cloud Sync)

  4. Multi-Tennant Cloud-Based Server

  5. Highly scalable Database with Clustering

Client Access

  1. Web Client

  2. PC Client (Windows Program)

  3. iOS Native App

  4. Android Native App

User Security & User Interface

  1. Windows Authentication – On-Premise

  2. Windows Authentication – Cloud-Directory (AAD)

  3. ERP System Authentication (non-Windows OS)

  4. Support for 2 Factor Authentication

  5. State of the Art – Web 2.0+ – Browser Design

  6. Ability to export all data to Excel

Workflow Management

  1. Creation of new GL Accounts

  2. Onboarding of Customer, Vendors, Items

  3. Approval of Sales Transactions (Quotes, Orders, Returns, etc.)

  4. Approval of Purchasing Transactions (Purchase Order, Purchase Returns)

  5. Credit Limit check for Customer

  6. Additional Custom Workflows (Defined by User)

System Integration Options and Accessibility

  1. Publishing of Web Services (ODATA, SOAP) for ALL data Objects

  2. Database Integration which enforces Business Logic

Business Intelligence

  1. Full integration with Microsoft Power BI

  2. Ability to interface with Industry Leading Reporting Tools (Crystal Reports, Jet Reports)

International Considerations

  1. Ability to support different user languages on the same Database

  2. Ability to support multiple languages for item Master Records

  3. Ability to show languages specific forms for Customers

  4. Ability to show languages specific forms for Vendors

  5. Ability to conduct Inter-Company Transactions (GL,AR,AP,SO,PO)

  6. FASB-52 compliant Multi-Currency Support

Customization and Extensibility

  1. Ability to modify Pages and Database using an Upgradable Tool

  2. Visual Studio based DEV tool for Advanced Customization

  3. Ability to purchase add-ons from Web Store

  4. Using Word to modify Marketing Documents (Layout)

  5. Ability to support multiple document formats for different Customers

  6. Rapid Application Development (RAD) with new Microsoft Power Apps

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