What is covered by the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Express license?
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What is covered by the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Express license?

3 min read Jul 01, 2022

Business Central Express is a standard Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP solution specifically tailored for organisations within the Professional Services industry. It has a predefined setup and data that covers common business processes for Professional Services companies.

Business Central Express packages are licensed according to the SaaS model (Software as a Service), which means a monthly license rental for each software user. In the monthly subscription model, the license doesn't become the client's property but is secured through a monthly lease of the software usage service.

The SaaS model frees businesses from the worries of setting up and maintaining infrastructure. It ensures that they are utilising the latest version of the solution without the additional costs of switching to a new version. The monthly license rental model makes it easy to manage a number of users depending on the company's changing needs.

Every license provides everything that is legally and technically necessary for the user to work:
  1. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central license – monthly rental of Business Central software and Cloud Service (Microsoft Azure).
  2. Microsoft localisation package for Dynamics 365 Business Central – provides translation of the system into the local language and the necessary legal elements and reports.
  3. The possibility of enhancing the business solution through business applications available on Microsoft AppSource – applications contain additional appealing functionalities that extend the standard Business Central solution and provide a more complete user experience.

What rights does the license provide for the user?

Monthly subscription to the Business Central Express license ensures the right to use:

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central solution*
  • Microsoft Azure services that are required for the operation of the Dynamics 365 Business Central solution in the Cloud*

*Prerequisite for creating and setting up Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud environment is at least one active license for Office365.

Additionally, Business Central clients are provided with the following options:

  • 3 external use licenses (e.g. for external accounting services),
  • New versions of the Dynamics 365 Business Central solution (twice a year).

Monthly license rental provides additional options through the Power Platform:

  • Power BI - activate business intelligence over your business data through available free Microsoft Power BI reports, or share your reports and interact with your colleagues with an extended Power BI subscription
  • Power Apps – extend and customise applications
  • Power Automate – automate business processes and workflows
  • Cortana Intelligence – benefit from sales or inventory predictions based on your historical data.

Why use additional apps available on Microsoft AppSource?

Microsoft AppSource is the marketplace for prebuilt solutions that extend the capabilities of standard Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions such as Business Central Express to meet your unique business needs or industry requirements. Choose from hundreds of solutions developed by BE-terna or other Microsoft partners that are easy to buy, deploy and use.

Set up an optimal combination of licenses for your business

Different types of licenses are available, and they allow you to build your optimal combination of licenses for your company. Check out our blog post explaining the different types of licenses here, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at bc.express@be-terna.com.

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