Hosting Options for Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV

Depending on where you're starting from, there are three options for you to consider when deciding where to host your Dynamics NAV or Business Central solution.

Where to host BC
Implementation

New Business Central Implementation

If you're new to Dynamics 365 Business Central (and aren't upgrading from Dynamics NAV), the new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system can be hosted in one of the below ways.

Click on each option to learn more:

Each option depends on how much control, flexibility and responsibility you wish to have for the environment Business Central will sit in.

Read our blog comparing Business Central SaaS and on-premise features
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Upgrading to Business Central

When upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can host your new system in one of three ways.

Choose an option below to learn the advantages and disadvantages of each:

It is important to note the change in licence types - they will change to named users only. This will mean only named users with the appropriate licence will be able to access the system.

More information on named users
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Existing Dynamics NAV User

Are you currently using Dynamics NAV or Navision in your organisation but want to change the environment in which the system is hosted?

Choose from the options below to learn more:

Unfortunately, unlike upgrading or a new implementation, you are unable to move to Microsoft's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, as Dynamics NAV is not available in this way. To enjoy the benefits of SaaS, you would need to upgrade to Business Central.

Read about Upgrading Dynamics NAV
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What can you do where?

 

Your Own Hosting

TNP's Managed Cloud Service

Microsoft Public Cloud (SaaS)

Upgrade Control

Yes

Yes

No

Your Own Instance

Yes

Yes

No

Multi-tenanted

Optional

Optional

Yes

Access to SQL

Yes

Yes

No

Extendable by Extensions

Optional

Optional

Must be

Full code amendable

Yes

Yes

No (extension only)

Performance controllable

Yes

Yes

No

Integration

Any

Any

Web Services

Licensing and Pricing

Licensing and Pricing

Once you've considered the various hosting options, it's important to grasp the licensing implications of each. Understanding the cost per user or per month will surely affect your decision making going forward.

You can contact us for a free licensing consultation if you want an honest conversation or you can read more using the button.

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Disaster Recovery

When considering the options for hosting your ERP solution, we would recommend reflecting on your current disaster recovery strategy in the same breath. Perhaps it is outdated, needs a refresh, or maybe you don't have a strategy in place at all.

Whatever your situation may be currently, we offer a free disaster recovery consultation that aims to help you establish a concrete strategy for preventing ransomware attacks and recovering, if the worst should happen.

Our Disaster Recovery Service
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