Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – Licensing and Pricing

Business Central connects teams across your business with tools to help them work more efficiently, collaborate better, and respond more quickly to changes to meet your business goals. To access the system, users are each assigned with a relevant license, depending on their roles and day-to-day tasks. Business Central pricing is determined by a number of things. We take a look at what…
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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Licenses

Correct as of October 2023.

When it comes to Business Central prciing, you’ll need to consider licencing. Licences are available as either a: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Team Member, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Essential Licence or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium Licence. Here’s what each licence includes:

Dynamics 365 Business Central Team

Team Members

A Team Member license is typically assigned to someone who only needs limited access to the system.
Functionality includes:

  • Full read-only access
  • Update existing data
  • Approve and reject workflows
  • Run reports

Team Members might include Managing Directors, Directors, approvers and time sheet users.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials

Essentials License

An Essentials license covers almost all of the capability available in Business Central.
Functionality includes:

  • Financial management
  • Sales, CRM and marketing
  • Project management
  • Warehouse management
  • Supply chain management
  • HR management
  • Sales and order processing
  • Reporting

Essentials licence users might include finance teams, order processers, sales and marketing teams, customer service representatives.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium

Premium License

A Premium license covers all of the capability available in Business Central.
Functionality includes:

  • Everything included in an Essentials license
  • Service Management
  • Manufacturing

Premium licence users might include warehouse workers, manufacturing technicians, quality control workers, plant managers.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Pricing – Choosing Your Implementation

If you’re looking to migrate to Microsoft Dynamics 365 and you’re weighing up Business Central pricing, you’ll need to consider the cost of your implementation alongside the cost of licensing.

To implement Business Central, you’ll need a Microsoft partner who can setup the system for you. The HBP Group offer two seamless implementation methods based on your business needs. For those looking for a fully managed service there’s Dynamics SmartScope™ and for businesses who want a quick, self-managed deployment, we offer Dynamics SmartStart™.



Complete managed service by an expert.

Dynamics SmartScope™ is the ideal implementation choice if you’re looking for an accredited expert to manage every step of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central installation for you. With over 30 years’ experience, we have a vast knowledge of finance systems. That means you’re in safe hands when it comes to migrating the data from your existing system – all backed up by our DataReady Guarantee.

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Rapid, self-managed deployment.

Dynamics SmartStart™ is the best implementation choice for businesses who would like to quickly and easily migrate their data to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with pre-built templates. We can get your system up and running rapidly and provide support to help you import your data, set up your system and benefit from the fantastic functionality of Business Central with ease.

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The price of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central varies business-to-business, depending on license types, implementation process and training and support. You can request a quote and one of our experts will discuss your requirements with you and come back with a personalised quote.

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