Xledger v Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Comparison

Xledger and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central are both popular accounting software platforms. We’ve put together a comparison of them both, so that you can decide which is the better fit for you and your business.
 
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Accounting software allows for simple, fast data entry and retrieval, fewer human errors and the automation of many business processes. Most businesses have online accounting systems, with many opting for cloud hosting now given its easy access and added security. But now, businesses are wanting more from their accounting software and choosing the right one for your business should be a carefully thought out decision.

Here’s our verdict of when to choose Xledger versus Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, alongside a comparison of the different features, useability, reporting and integration capabilities.

 

Key Features of Xledger and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Depending on what your business needs from your accounting software, the key features you require will vary depending on those needs. Here are some of the key features for both Xledger and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Xledger

A cloud-based system that allows users to introduce some automation to their business process and produce customisable reports to keep up-to-date on key business statistics.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

A single, comprehensive solution that drives predictive insights, consistent reporting and allows you to make smarter decisions faster. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central provides powerful accounting and supply chain management functionality to small and medium-sized businesses.

Xledger

A cloud-based system that allows users to introduce some automation to their business process and produce customisable reports to keep up-to-date on key business statistics.

A modular ERP solution – meaning you can bespoke your package to your businesses needs with add-ons.

In the cloud – you can securely access any of your data in real-time through any device with internet; mobile, tablet and desktop.

Visibility – see all areas of operation and enable automation of daily tasks for productivity.

Reporting – you can use predefined queries and reports, as well as configurable reports.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

A single, comprehensive solution that drives predictive insights, consistent reporting and allows you to make smarter decisions faster. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central provides powerful accounting and supply chain management functionality to small and medium-sized businesses.

A complete ERP solution without different sections or modules – manage financials, sales, service, and operations in one place.

In the cloud – you can securely access any of your data in real-time through any device with internet; mobile, tablet and desktop.

Powerful reporting – easy reporting on essential business operations, such as trends, profits and sales with graphs and reports.

Full integration capabilities – create quotes, process orders and submit invoices without leaving Outlook, or access live data from Excel.

Feature Comparison of Xledger v Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

 

Access and Usability

Feature Xledger Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Cloud option
Accessible from any device
Automatic system updates
Inbuilt access for third-party accountants
Xledger
Cloud option
Accessible from any device
Automatic system updates
Inbuilt access for third-party accountants
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Cloud option
Accessible from any device
Automatic system updates
Inbuilt access for third-party accountants

Invoicing

Feature Xledger Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Recurring invoicing
Transaction approval workflows
Xledger
Recurring invoicing
Transaction approval workflows
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Recurring invoicing
Transaction approval workflows

Expenses and Bills

Feature Xledger Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Integrated payroll
Expense management
Direct debit collections
Bank statement import
Xledger
Integrated payroll
Expense management
Direct debit collections
Bank statement import
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Integrated payroll
Expense management
Direct debit collections
Bank statement import

Reporting Capabilities

Feature Xledger Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Financial budgets
Inbuilt cashflow reporting
Group accounts consolidation
Live cost of sales posting
Inventory forecasting
Power BI integration
Xledger
Financial budgets
Inbuilt cashflow reporting
Group accounts consolidation
Live cost of sales posting
Inventory forecasting
Power BI integration
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Financial budgets
Inbuilt cashflow reporting
Group accounts consolidation
Live cost of sales posting
Inventory forecasting
Power BI integration

Integration and add-ons

Feature Xledger Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Microsoft Office 365 integration
Access business data in Outlook
Action quotes and invoices in Outlook
Excel integration
Xledger
Microsoft Office 365 integration
Access business data in Outlook
Action quotes and invoices in Outlook
Excel integration
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Microsoft Office 365 integration
Access business data in Outlook
Action quotes and invoices in Outlook
Excel integration

Summary: when to choose Xledger v Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Both Xledger and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central are excellent ERP systems when it comes to easily managing finances across the business and on-the-go. They are both powerful tools when it comes to budgeting and forecasting and implementing workflows to enhance efficiency. Which one to choose ultimately comes down to whether you are seeking an ERP that can grow as you do with paid add-ons, or one that comes with all the bells and whistles from the outset.

Here’s a quick summary of when to choose Xledger versus Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central:

When to choose Xledger

  • You want a scalable solution where you can add functionality as the business grows
  • You don’t need external access for a third-party Accountant, or you’re willing to pay for the option
  • You do not want or need the ability to customise your dashboard or users roles to only show information they need or to show/hide certain data

When to choose Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

  • You want a platform that can connects not only accounts but sales, service, finance, and operations
  • You need powerful integration capabilities to streamline business process, like the option to action invoices and orders straight from Outlook
  • Powerful reporting from the Dashboard, without the need to run individual reports
  • Personalisation is made easy without the need to pay for bespoke development

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