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Dynamics 365 Business Central (BC) Growth is Insane!

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  The latest announcement coming out of the Dynamics Business Central (BC) Microsoft virtual event last month was the extremely rapid growth of the software. There are now over 10,000 customers using D365 Business Central cloud-based ERP software with a strong 125k on-premise base. That’s a 250% growth rate! The momentum for this product is amazing! It is no surprise with the amazing ease of use features, monthly subscription fees (not annual), fast implementation, and full integration with Microsoft Office 365 functionality.  To imagine what the software will be 5-10 years from now, let's assume we keep on the same trajectory for a 250% year-over-year growth. What does that look like in terms of numbers of users using BC Cloud? If you look at the graph below, at this current rate, BC will exceed 25,000 customers next year and be well over 100,000 customers by 2023. I believe based on what I am seeing and hearing from the market that this growth rate will continue for at least the
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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central   My Top 10 Favorite Things #2- Filter Almost Anything     One of my favorite things I feel in love with Business Central immediately was the automatic filters built into all the informational/list pages. Want to quickly filter a customer, vendor, or transaction? Try a filter. Want to filter and sort a column easily? Try a filter. Still confused? Add a filter, because filters are everywhere.     When I arrive on my customer page, I can select the filter button from the top of the list. Here I can filter the information down with multiple filters from the left pane. Even better, in the October release of BC, you will be able to save your filter preferences as a view that you can return to, time and time again. You can filter a range using the symbols (..) or filter by wild card using (*) Filter the List     If I just need to filter a specific column, I can do that as well. If I hover over a column name, I can see there is a filt

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central My Top 10 Favorite Things #1

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central   My Top 10 Favorite Things #1- Built-In Excel Capabilities- Refreshing and Publishing Data       As a 20 year Microsoft Dynamics GP veteran, it was hard to wrap my mind around cloud software the past few years. I have been so entrenched in SQL Servers, RDP, Workstation installs, config files, and the works. As the on-premise accounting software sales started to decline, I started to look towards the future of Dynamics Software. Last year I was on a mission to not only learn Business Central but also be able to do demos and pre-sales, just like I could with Dynamics GP. It was a huge feat and I am still learning things weekly. This blog series will focus on my top 10 favorite things so far for Business Central. This week is my first post and will focus on the built-in Excel capabilities for Dynamics BC.        One of my favorite things I feel in love with for BC, is the capabilities of pushing and pulling data directly from Excel.