Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition vs Business Edition

Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 is the SaaS business solution with unified CRM and ERP capabilities. The modern business solution offers cloud-based ERP & CRM solution for both SME’s and large enterprise. While the functionality of Dynamics 365 is limitless, you have the option to choose from Dynamics 365 product line version and solution. In this blog, we have places the differences between the Business and Enterprise editions of Dynamics 365.

Microsoft Dynamics 365- Business Edition

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Edition is for the companies with 10-250 employees. The key investments Microsoft are making in this release include:

  • A full suite of application functionality in the cloud.
  • A new user experience, optimized for insights and productivity.
  • An extensible platform for using apps from AppSource.

Dynamics 365 Business Edition

The cloud-based accounting software’s functionality ranges from financials including dimensional accounting, chart of accounts and GL, receivables (A/R), payables (A/P), and year-end closing. The sales section administrates quote, invoice, sell and all-important aspects of the business. Other functionalities such as purchasing, inventory, and customer relationship management are included in the system. The financial management system includes:

  • Basic General Ledger
  • Budgets Deferrals
  • Basic fixed assets
  • Audit trails
  • Bank account management
  • Reconciliation
  • Dimensions
  • Currencies

Dynamics 365 Business Edition (CRM Functionality)

Dynamics 365 for sales is based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM online and serves the dual purpose of sales related activities and customer interaction management.

Dynamics 365 for Marketing, Business Edition is an automated marketing system with functionality including email marketing, campaign management, event planning, marketing web pages, forms and much more. Other features include:

  • Contacts
  • Campaigns
  • Opportunity management
  • Dynamics 365 for Sales integration

 Supply Chain Management includes:

  • Sales order management
  • Basic receivables
  • Item transfers
  • Purchase order management
  • Locations
  • Basic warehousing

 Project Management

  • Resources
  • Estimates
  • Jobs
  • Timesheets

 Other Features included in Essential Licensing are

  • Multiple languages
  • Reason codes
  • Extended text
  • Intrastat reporting
  • Outlook integration

Microsoft Dynamics 365- Enterprise Edition

Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition is the higher-powered edition suitable for companies with more than 250 employees. When you buy Dynamics 365, Enterprise Edition, you have the user rights to at least one of the modules. You can add more modules as they all are integrated with one another.

  • Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
  • Dynamics 365 for Sales
  • Dynamics 365 for Marketing
  • Dynamics 365 for Customer Service
  • Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation
  • Dynamics 365 for Field Service
  • Dynamics 365 for Retail
  • Dynamics 365 for Talent
  • Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operation

The enterprise edition of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operation is entirely based on Dynamics AX.  This software has extensive features and is replacing Dynamics AX.

Dynamics 365 for Sales

This software edition used to be known as Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Dynamics 365 for Sales has entirely replaced the Dynamics CRM product line. In Dynamics 365 for Sales, you are able to manage contacts, accounts, custom entities, and more.

Dynamics 365 for Customer Service

The enterprise edition of Dynamics 365 for Customer Service opens up the platform to third parties and adds new functionalities like case tracking, assignment, resolution, and escalation capabilities.

Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation

This is an awesome product allows you to estimate, quote, template, and schedule your project resources. The sales and operation module are integrated. So if yours is a project services company, Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation gives you some cool functionality.

Dynamics 365 for Field Service

This module provides you with such capabilities that enable on-site support agents with scheduling, service agreements, task management, on-site reporting, and more.

Dynamics 365 for Retail

Dynamics 365 for Retail offers an end-to-end solution that delivers a unified commerce across all channels. You can track business activities and manage your POS as well as manage your customer relationships from brick-and-mortar locations.

Dynamics 365 for Talent

Dynamics 365 for Talent is an employee-centric solution. Although Microsoft’s ERPs includes HR capabilities, Dynamics 365 for Talent has broader capabilities of Human Capital Management (HCM) system.

Conclusion

Many a time we come across clients who often ask us the question. Which Dynamics 365 solution is right for our business? Or further to that Which Dynamics 365 solution Edition is right for our business? Well, there is no clear answer but to be specific, it broadly depends upon the size of your organization and the functionality your organization requires. Still having second thoughts give a call to Dynamics Stream for free Dynamics 365 consultation.