In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a User

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis post is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… series which I am posting as I familiarise myself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Creating a user in Dynamics BC is not difficult, but there are two distinct steps which need to be followed. For clarity, I will break these down into two separate posts following this one. The reason I am splitting them is, based on work I’ve done in the past with Microsoft Dynamics GP clients, it is likely that different teams will be involved with the two steps.

The first set of steps is to create the user on Microsoft 365 in the Admin Centre; this gives users access to Microsoft 365 and will likely include access to email, Office applications and so on.

The second step is to create the user within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Center along with granting them the required level of access.

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I…

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I…
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Sign Up For a Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Get Access to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Copy a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With Cronus
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Access Dynamics BC Admin Centre
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With a Copy of Production
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a User
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User In 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User in Dynamics BC
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change My Role
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Role Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create an Advanced Evaluation Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Update Rollout Timeline
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change the User Experience in a Company from "Essentials" to "Premium"
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Date
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Hide the Teaching Tips
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Window
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Extend Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Search
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Types of Pages Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Know Which Keyboard Shortcuts Are Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use List Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Advanced Filters on Lists
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Card Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the FactBox
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Action Bar
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Company Badges to Identify Companies or Environments
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Document Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Worksheet Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the On-premise Lifecycle Policy
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Start a Free Trial (Updated for the new "customised trial")
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Sandbox for a Preview Release
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand General Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Specific Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Tax Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Product Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create the Tax Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Add a Company Logo
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Share a Saved List View
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Rename a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Rename an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Delete a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Delete an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore an Environment to a Point in Time
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Refresh an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Approaches to Configuring a New Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… View Two Pages at the Same Time
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Number Series
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize a Page
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Remove Personalization from a Page
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize Card Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Understand the Best Way of Customising a Card Page
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize the FactBox
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Personalize the Action Bar
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Understand the Best Way of Personalizing the Action Bar
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Create Customizations for Other Users Using Profiles
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customisation), how do I… Copy Profile Personalizations to Another Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Customization), how do I… Understand the Difference Between Personalization vs. Design
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand G/L Account Categories and Subcategories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain G/L Account Categories
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a G/L Account
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand the Types of G/L Account Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Indent Chart of Accounts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Finance), how do I… Understand Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Maintain Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Global and Shortcut Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Default Dimensions and Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimensions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Restrictions
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Default Dimension Priorities
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Combinations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Blocks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure Dimension Combination Limits
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Remove Dimension Combination
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Understand Dimension Sets
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Create a General Product Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Financial), how do I… Configure the General Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Locations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Setup Inventory for Locations
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create an Inventory Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create an Inventory Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create the Inventory Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand the Difference Between Inventory and Warehouse Management
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create a Warehouse User
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand the Different Levels of Inventory and Warehouse Management
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory With Shelves
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Basic Inventory With Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Enable Processing of Inventory Using Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Add Bins to a Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Stock Using Bins
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create Bins in Bulk
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Bin Contents
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Set Default Bin for Items
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Inventory Put-aways in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Inventory Put-aways
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Multiple Inventory Put-aways Using a Batch Job
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away in Two Steps by Releasing the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Put-away Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Inventory Picks in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Inventory Picks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process Multiple Inventory Picks Using a Batch Job
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick in Two Steps by Releasing the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Receipts in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process an Inventory Pick Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process a Receipt From the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Receipts
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Receipt From a Warehouse Receipt Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Warehouse Receipts and Put-aways in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Receipts and Put-aways in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post a Receipt From a Warehouse Receipt Document and Post Put-away From a Warehouse Put-away Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand the Warehouse Put-away Worksheet in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Put-aways to Use the Put-away Worksheet in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Create a Warehouse Put-away Worksheet Template
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Put-away Stock Using the Warehouse Put-away Worksheet
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Shipments in Basic Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Process a Shipment from the Source Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Shipments
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Shipment From a Warehouse Shipment Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Understand Warehouse Picks and Shipments in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Configure Warehouse Picks and Shipments in Advanced Warehousing
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Post Pick From a Warehouse Pick Document and Post Shipment From a Warehouse Shipment Document
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Use the Pick Worksheet for Warehouse Picks
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Prevent Negative Stock Levels
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Consignment Stock at a Customer Location
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Consignment Stock in My Warehouse
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Manage Stock On a Van
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Mass Insert Item Pictures
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Inventory and Warehouse Management), how do I… Remove a Warehouse/Location from Use
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Create a Vendor Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Produce a Goods Received Not Invoiced Report
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Purchasing), how do I… Keep Invoiced Purchase Orders
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Create a Customer Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Produce a Goods Shipped Not Invoiced Report
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Sales), how do I… Keep Shipped Sales Orders
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Understand For What Power Automate can be Used
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Types of Flows Are Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Actions Are Available with Power Automate
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Triggers Are Available with Power Automate
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Know What Flow Templates Are Available from Microsoft
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create Environment Variables for the Environment and Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create a New Cloud Instant Flow
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… An Alternative to Environment Variables
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Power Automate), how do I… Create a New Cloud Flow for Business Central From a Template
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Development), how do I… How to Upload an Extension

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I…

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I…
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Sign Up For a Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Get Access to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Copy a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With Cronus
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Access Dynamics BC Admin Centre
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a Sandbox Environment With a Copy of Production
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create a User
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User In 365 Admin Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Add a User in Dynamics BC
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change My Role
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Role Center
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Create an Advanced Evaluation Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Update Rollout Timeline
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Change the User Experience in a Company from "Essentials" to "Premium"
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Date
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Hide the Teaching Tips
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Set Update Window
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Extend Trial
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Search
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Types of Pages Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Know Which Keyboard Shortcuts Are Available
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Switch Between Companies
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use List Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Advanced Filters on Lists
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Card Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the FactBox
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Action Bar
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Company Badges to Identify Companies or Environments
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Document Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Use Worksheet Pages
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the On-premise Lifecycle Policy
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Start a Free Trial (Updated for the new "customised trial")
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Sandbox for a Preview Release
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand General Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Specific Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Tax Posting Groups
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Business Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create a Tax Product Posting Group
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Create the Tax Posting Setup
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Add a Company Logo
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Share a Saved List View
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Rename a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Rename an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Delete a Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Delete an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore an Environment to a Point in Time
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Refresh an Environment
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Restore a Deleted Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand the Approaches to Configuring a New Company
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… View Two Pages at the Same Time
In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Administration), how do I… Understand Number Series

In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… Get Access to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralThis post is part of the In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how do I… series which I am posting as I familiarise myself with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

When you sign up Dynamics BC you are also signing up to Microsoft 365 which comes with an Administration Center, some elements of which are used to maintain Dynamics BC. The Microsoft 365 Admin center is not available for use until you can prove you have ownership of the domain of the email with which you signed up to Dynamics BC.

Navigate to Admin Portal Home and log in if prompted. When asked if you are ready to be the admin for the domain, clikc the Next button:

Get admin access page

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Does Project Green Dynamics 365 Mean The Death Of Dynamics GP?

Microsoft Dynamics GPNewly anointed MVP Jen Kuntz, of Kuntz Consulting Inc. has a new blog post up where she discusses what the launch of Dynamics 365 means for Microsoft Dynamics GP and the rumours which have been springing up.

Unfortunately, some of these rumours seem to be coming from Microsoft partners themselves.

I was at the reIMAGINE Dynamics GP partner conference earlier this year, where Errol Schoenfish, the Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft, reiterated, and got us to stand up and repeat along with him that “Microsoft Dynamics GP is going nowhere.

Microsoft then displayed a slide showing the continuing development of Dynamics GP (and NAV and AX and SL alongside Dynamics 365):

RoadmapMicrosoft Dynamics GP roadmap

That was followed up more recently with a roadmap for Dynamics GP with the release of 2016 R2 at the start of December this year and GP 2018 at the start of December next year, with GP “NExt” following a year later:

RoadmapMicrosoft Dynamics GP roadmap

My reference to Project Green in the post title, was slightly tongue in cheek. Back in 2008, a merger of the Dynamics ERP was looked into briefly be Microsoft, before being discarded. That was Project Green.

It still comes up in conversations now; last year we had a prospect in who mentioned a competitor selling another ERP mentioning that GP would be merged with NAV. He stopped at that point when he saw my huge roll eyes, and confirmed it as Project Green when I asked. I then explained what it was and when it ended.

That’s the problem with rumours. When they start they can be difficult to stop. The message on Dynamics 365 from Microsoft hasn’t been great and needs to improve.

A Diary of reIMAGINE 2016: Part 14 – Conference Day 2/Deploying PowerGP

reIMAGINE2016The fourth session was a short one, just before lunch. It was Deploying PowerGP by NvevityTo Go. In the session, Chris Dobkins showed the web portal they have created which allows Dynamics GP tenants to be deployed in 5 minutes. He showed that it did only take this long, by asking for someone in the audience to give him a company name which he then used to deploy the tenant and logged into it.

It was very impressive and sets a high bar for anyone looking to compete. The web portal they have is very slick and easy to use.

Very impressive work from John Lowther and others.

Looking at the 30 minute presentation/demo Chris did , Dynamics GP as a SaaS offering from partners looks eminently possible. There will be a huge amount of complexity behind the scenes making it all work correctly, but it is doable and gives the full functionality of an enterprise scale ERP.

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A Diary of reIMAGINE 2016: Part 12 – Conference Day 2/Dynamics 365 for Consultants

reIMAGINE2016The second session was one with somewhat controversial content, the Dynamics 365 for Consultants session. This session was opened by Errol Schoenfish and then handed over to Chad Sogge for the demonstration section. Dynamics 365 does look fairly swish, but I do wonder where we’d fit it our offerings.

Yes, the Cloud is not just coming, but is also here now. Dynamics 365 would appear to be pitched at the bottom end of the ERP market; a market which can be met by a hosted Dynamics GP implementation while Dynamics GP also retains it’s ability to scale upwards as required. Perfect Image has a client with over 250 concurrent users, and Njevity spoke of one with 400 plus concurrent users). It is viewed by some people as the next Office Accounting; remember that? Yeah, not many do.

At Perfect Image, we have a small number of clients who have gone for web client only implementations of Dynamics GP and I have been looking into providing what would basically be a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) offering. It turns out there are US partners out there who are far ahead of us, not only in thoughts about it, but actually implementing it, such as Njevity. I am lead to believe MVP John Lowther was responsible for much of their work (more on this in the next post) along with their wider team.

So, while having a cloud offering is required, this is something which can be offered by partners using Dynamics GP, rather than taking on a functionality limited cloud only offering. At the moment, it is limited not only in functionality of features, but also in how it can be extended; it is a vary rare implementation which does not require some customisation or development of something somewhere; which you cannot do in D365.

The only way to add extra functionality is to write an app for it to Microsoft’s guidelines and publish it to the Dynamics 365 app store; I can’t see a single client paying for something which then ends up in an app store. I’d also expect Microsoft to reject the majority of this type of development as not being suitable as it would be too focussed on one clients needs.

I will be taking a more detailed look when Dynamics 365 launches in the UK.

It is also worth noting that while I mentioned Njevity above, there are other US partners who are in the clou space as well such as RoseASP and WatServe.

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