Nonetheless, both systems can be successfully implemented in a wide variety of situations. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (AX) has been successfully implemented at small and medium-sized organizations, and Business Central (NAV) has proven effective for some larger organizations. As the business process becomes more complex (for example, in cases of complex manufacturing processes) it becomes increasingly important to know the differences between the two systems. Ultimately, making the right choice depends on understanding the nuances between these systems.
Focus on the cloud
Since October 2018, both Dynamics 365 for Operations and Business Central have been cloud solutions, although Business Central is still available as an on-premise version. Over the next 24 months, Microsoft will be shifting to focus entirely on the Cloud versions.