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How Does Microsoft’s Power Platform Benefit Business Central?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is Microsoft’s newest iteration of an ERP system, operating as a business management solution that connects people and processes like never before. From the beginning, the Business Central system makes managing financials, sales, service, and operations easier and faster. In addition, Business Central also includes project management, inventory management, and supply chain management capabilities.

By utilizing intelligent business applications in the cloud, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is unlike other ERP systems on the market as it integrates with the Microsoft power platforms and apps such as Power BI, Flow and Power Apps.

Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow creates automated workflows between apps and services and allows users to set up multi-step flows, approve requests, add conditions, and use on-premise data, all while working securely. Microsoft Flow is already integrated into Business Central, allowing a user to easily create workflows and notifications.

Microsoft PowerApps

Microsoft PowerApps is a platform that allows users to quickly and easily build apps and/or customize current apps, and then connect them to data within the system. Since Microsoft PowerApps is integrated into the Business Central system, companies can build custom apps and complement the ERP system. For example, Impact easily built out a internal directory within SharePoint for employee use.

Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft Power BI is an interactive data visualization analytics tool that is integrated into the Business Central Platform. Having an analytics platform, such as Power BI, within an ERP system provides companies with predictive insights, advice, and actionable next steps. Users of the system are also able to easily provide reporting analytics to stakeholders on the multiple management systems across the company.

Together these three applications allow businesses to adapt and innovate in real-time with a central data model and an extensive business application platform. The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central platform is modern, intelligent and adaptable. For companies that may be considering upgrading or moving to a new ERP system, Business Central’s built-in applications allow for a more customized experience.

Impact offers Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with a fixed-fee implementation model, meaning no estimates or hidden costs, just one upfront fee. Impact’s detailed assessment of a company’s business processes ensures that Business Central will be implemented successfully.

To learn more about Impact’s Enterprise Solutions department and ERP offering, call 866.544.7491 or visit