Welcome to the Field Guide for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Business Central used to be Dynamics NAV and before that Navision. NAV has always been a partner-driven application. Customers buy the software at a partner, and the partner helps with implementation. A great model that have worked for over a million users across the globe.
Now Business Central is a cloud offering; there’s no longer an installation, you no longer need some IT guy to install it and then a consultant to help you set it up. You can do that yourself. Most customers still chose to get the consultant help to make sure you’re doing it right and to ensure a great start.
This book is written to help customers who venture into Business Central, with or without external help. Written to help understand the system and ensure a great experience starting with Business Central. The book is not written as something that is meant to be read from cover to cover, but instead to be the Field Guide where you can look up the rare bird you just saw, or when you need information on a specific topic or if you need of inspiration. The documentation from Microsoft is pretty good, and I’ll provide links for deep dive and background information.
The book will be published on a continues schedule on LeanPub, and you buy access to download the book for one year after purchase. I will make regular updates whenever something changes and when Microsoft introduces new versions and functionality. I consider the book always to be incomplete because it can only cover the areas and issues I encounter in my daily work with Business Central.