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Buying Business Central

Buying Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is not as simple as buying a product in your local shopping centre! In the modern world, Buyer 2.0 wants to research the information, so as a knowledge hub for Microsoft Dynamics, we have created this definitive guide. If, however, you are still confused, please feel free to ask us for help!

The Two Main Requirements

There are two parts to implementing business software packages:

1. Purchasing the software, ie buying licenses for you to use it.

2. Getting set up and running. 

We have split this page into two parts, the complex world of licensing (it's not as bad as you think!) and getting up and running.

Rent or Buy

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is licensed on a per named user basis. 

User Types

Depending on the functionality you require, you need to decide if you need Essentials Users or Premium Users. All of your full users must be of the same type (essentials or premium).

Essentials User - standard user functionality. 

Premium Users - Includes the Essentials user functionality with extra modules for Manufacturing and Service Management. 

In addition to full users, some users may need less functionality and thus can use the cheaper Team Member licenses. These can be purchased alongside both Essentials and Premium licenses.

Team Members - a limited capability user


Pay a monthly fee for as long as you want to use the software. Various levels of access to the software will be available based on individual user licenses. 

Buy the Software

Buy the software outright - often known as a perpetual license. Working with 

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Partner with the Experts

With over 200 years of combined experience in Microsoft business solutions, our team will help to get you up and running, as well as building a partnership that keeps you supported, all from our UK offices. 

From functionality and licencing to business strategy, we like your questions; contact our experienced team for open, honest and reliable advice so that we can find the answers.