Dynamics 365 Business Central Vs
SAP Business One ERP



Mid-size businesses (SMBs), non-profit organizations, and small businesses often find it difficult to maintain healthy margins while expanding and streamlining operational capabilities.

If your business falls into the same, you may be facing several issues, from lack of better communication, and response to customer requirements to inventory monitoring and material management. Sometimes, less awareness can be the cause to deploy and manage multiple business management software systems.

Considering such business problems, we have compiled information crucial for you to decide if you should go with smart business management applications such as Business Central or the more standard and conventional ERP platforms like SAP Business One (also abbreviated as SAP B1).

Which is the right ERP System for you: Business Central or SAP Business One?

Our team has performed extensive research and identified that there are currently two leading ERP solutions most suitable for SMBs - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and SAP Business One/SAP B1. Below is the evaluation:


Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Earlier; Dynamics NAV or Navision) is a cloud-first ERP solution that focuses primarily on advanced User Experience (UX) / User Interface (UI). Businesses of all sizes, especially SMEs, prefer D365 BC (Business Central) for its intelligent capabilities to support a broader range of enterprise models.


SAP Business One

SAP Business One is a standard ERP solution. Designed and developed by SAP SE, it includes easy-to-use conventional tools, interfaces, and features. SAP created Business One by primarily aiming at small and medium-sized businesses since its functionalities are tailored to meet this segment of businesses.

Comparing Features

CriteriaDynamics 365 Business CentralSAP Business One / SAP B1

Easy-to-use tools and features, along with a user-friendly and interactive web-based user interface (UI)

Complicated UI and standard features

Integration & Implementation

Seamless integration with different Microsoft business apps, and compatible with various third-party ERP & CRM integrations

Users primarily rely on third-party apps/add-ons and SAP integrations

Suitable For

SMEs/SMBs to medium-large enterprises

Especially for Small and medium size businesses


Over 750

About 40

Customer Engagement

Complete support & training

No training. Only customer support


Monthly/one-time payment options, or quote-based costing

Primarily quote-based pricing


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Capabilities of Business Central & SAP B1 In Detail

Dynamics 365 Business Central

  • Robust quality management
  • Smart features, scalability, and flexible customizations
  • Multiple languages and multiple currency support
  • Finance management capability
  • Web-based user-friendly user interface (UI)
  • Multi-device compatibility
  • Quote-based pricing and numerous payment options
  • Seamless integrations with Microsoft's business apps' ecosystem
  • Flawless integrations with third-party applications
  • Third-party logistics compatibility

SAP Business One / SAP B1

  • Designed and developed with standardized features and mostly favors for small and medium-sized businesses
  • Different cost-effective variants with straightforward ahead-of-the-time functionality and features for large enterprises
  • Business-specific basic apps that come with core ERP functions and modifiable tools
  • Compatible with a wide array of devices
  • Interactive dashboards, data storage, and report-writing capabilities
  • Allows seamless third-party app integrations
  • With standard features, integration and implementation is a little bit faster but not that of Business Central.

Which ERP to go with?

SAP Business One is outperformed by Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. D365 Business Central ensures flexibility and scalability, as well as lower implementation and ownership costs. It provides numerous benefits to both small and large businesses. Moreover, Business Central provides easy access to a plethora of future-proof tools that enable businesses to achieve more.

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