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For small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) such as yours, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an ideal option for a true cloud ERP software.

But one of the biggest strengths of cloud ERP software is how they are, by their very nature, highly flexible and customisable through integration with external solutions via API connectors.

And Business Central in particular is exceptionally flexible in this regard, thanks to Microsoft AppSource – the web-based marketplace for apps and extension for all Microsoft products, including Business Central.

 

What Is Microsoft AppSource, And How Can It Be Useful For You? Find Out Here.

 

But with more than 150 apps available for Business Central alone, we understand that you may be finding it difficult to decide which of these your business really needs.

That’s why we’re recommending a selection of add-ons, apps and extensions which we think would be most useful in easing your user experience for Business Central.

Let’s take a quick look at each of these apps. We've categorised them by business function just for you.

 

 

Retail And E-Commerce

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1. Business Central Shopify Connector


First announced back in October 2021, Business Central’s native API connector for Shopify has recently been made available with the 2022 Release Wave 1 Update.

 

Keep Up To Date With The Latest Release Wave Update For Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Here.

 

With this connector, Microsoft is teaming up with Shopify to help end users of Business Central like yourself create a better online shopping experience for your customers.

This seamless connection between Business Central and Shopify will ensure that you can fulfill orders faster and serve your customers better, by allowing your business to:

  • Adapt Faster

With support for multi-tier pricing structures and multiple currencies, companies and entities, Business Central will support multiple Shopify store scenarios.

  • Work Smarter

Improves visibility into stock, pricing, existing customers and order history, order status, billing and payments.

  • Perform Better

Minimise overhead with automatic synchronisation between systems for price changes, product updates, and customers.

Supported Editions:

Premium and essential edition of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Supported Countries:

All countries supported by Dynamics 365 Business Central

Supported Languages:

All languages supported by Dynamics 365 Business Central

 

2. SANA Commerce

SANA Commerce is an e-Commerce platform designed to help manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers succeed by satisfying their customers with faster and more personalised service.

It integrates with Business Central to allow your to run all of your e-Commerce store operations fom within the ERP software.

With SANA Commerce, you get three key benefits:

  • Total Customer Convenience: Empower your customers with personalised self-service and complete transparency
  • Reliability Without Compromise: Eliminate errors and delays for an experience your customers can always rely on
  • Constant Evolution: Quickly and easily adapt your business to meet and exceed your customers’ evolving expectations

 

Supported editions:

This app supports Essential and Premium editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

 

Supported countries:

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam

 

Supported languages:

English

 

3. EPOS POS System

EPOS is one of Singapore’s largest point-of-sale (POS) system vendors, with more than 4,000 business owners using its POS systems across the island.

Built on a Windows-based touchscreen POS system, EPOS allows you to define menu layouts to fit business needs in the retail and F&B industries.

It’s also designed to integrate easily with Business Central.

 

It's Always A Good Idea To Integrate Your POS System With Your ERP Software. Here's Why.

 

Communication And Collaboration

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4. Microsoft Teams

A unified communication and collaboration platform from Microsoft, Microsoft Teams integrates enterprise instant messaging, video conferencing, cloud storage and application integration into a single platform so that you can connect with others, collaborate seamlessly, and simplify work.

 

Learn How You Can Achieve Effective Collaboration And Communication With Microsoft Teams Here.

 

Business Central offers an app that connects Teams to your business data that’s stored in the ERP software.

Connecting Teams with Business Central will enable you to do the following:

  • Look Up Details Of Customers, Vendors, And Other Contacts

You can look up details about customers, vendors and other Business Central contacts no matter where you are in Teams.

  • Share Records In Conversations

Copying a link to any Business Central Record and pasting it in a Teams conversation will expand the link into a compact, interactive card.

  • ·Share Links From Pages In Business Central To Teams

Use the Share to Teams action to type a message, choose recipients, and send the message with a link to most collection and details pages in Business Central.

 

5. OneDrive For Business

OneDrive for Business is a cloud-based personal file storage service that’s included with Microsoft 365, and allocates 1 TB of cloud-hosted memory for every user to store their files and documents.

 

OneDrive For Business Enables Collaboration While Giving You Full Control Of Your Files. Find Out How You Can Make Best Use Of It Here.

 

By integrating Business Central with OneDrive, you can easily store, manage and share your files with other people through your personal OneDrive account.

This allows your to enjoy the rich collaborative experiences from the online version of Microsoft products – such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – by enabling you and your colleagues to edit a file together in real-time.

Microsoft has also made it easy to integrate your Business Central instance with your OneDrive account. Just use the Open in OneDrive and Share actions on any page where files are available, to get started.

 

6. SharePoint Connector

Developed by E Foqus, the SharePoint Connector is designed to eliminate duplicate tasks by seamlessly integrate Business Central and SharePoint

It does so by connecting data between SharePoint and Business Central, saving you time by eliminating the need to leave Business Central to navigate to SharePoint or vice versa.

This enables you to:

  • Save time by enabling users to view content located in a SharePoint folder directly from Dynamics 365 Business Central without navigating back and forth between applications
  • Boost productivity by enabling users to create and send invoices in Dynamics 365 Business Central and automatically store them in SharePoint
  • Reduce errors by generating documents from templates in Dynamics 365 Business Central and automatically adding them to a specified folder in SharePoint
  • Ensure data consistency by seamlessly mapping data types in Dynamics 365 Business Central to specific SharePoint folders

Supported Editions

This app supports the Essential and Premium editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Supported Countries

This app supports all countries where Business Central is available

Supported Languages

The app is available in Czech (Czech Republic), Danish (Denmark), German (all areas), Spanish (Spain and Mexico), Italian, Icelandic, Dutch (Belgium), Finnish (Finland), French (all areas), Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish and English (all areas)

 

Reports, Dashboards And BI

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7. Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft’s signature cloud-based business intelligence (BI) solution, Power BI consolidates data from across your business, and presents it in dashboards that gives you access to quick, accurate insights about your business at any time.

 

Power BI Is Available In Several Tiers Of User Licenses; Which One Is Right For You? We'll Help You Figure It Out Here.

 

Power BI provides a flexible alternative to reports built in Business Central, which enables you to drill down and customise the visualisation, and even merge data from multiple businesses in Business Central.

Some of the things you can do with Power BI and Business Central include:

  • Viewing Business Central data in Power BI
  • Viewing Power BI reports in the Business Central client
  • Create reports and dashboards in Power BI that display data from Business Central
  • Use Business Central apps (CRM, Finance, Sales) in Power BI

 

8. Jet Reports

Designed to work with Business Central, Jet Reports is a reporting and BI solution that’s developed with, and certified by Microsoft.

 

Take A Look At The Reasons Why You Should Use Jet Reports With Business Central.

 

It seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Excel, and allows you to create financial reports quickly through Excel spreadsheets.

This gives you access to clear reports and dashboards through a familiar interface, making it easy for your end users to pick up and use.

In addition, using Jet Reports with Business Central gives you the following benefits:

  • Eliminate errors and reduce risks
  • Maximise ROI with rapid time-to-value
  • Designed for business users
  • Cut reporting time and costs

Supported Editions

This app supports the Essential and Premium editions of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Supported Countries

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands (Denmark), Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland (Denmark), Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Supported Languages

English only. 

 

9. Jet Analytics

For more powerful capabilities than Jet Reports, Jet Analytics delivers a single source of truth for fast, flexible enterprise-wide BI and analytics.

It combines multiple data sources to ensure consistent, accurate reporting and analytics, and maintains a real-time copy of transactional data in a data warehouse that delivers a single source of truth across your organisation.

You can opt for either fast, easy reporting through Excel, or through visualisation tools such as Power BI.

With Jet Analytics, you’ll be able to:

  • Enable self-service across your business
  • Drive reporting performance
  • Reduce total cost of ownership

Supported editions:
This app supports Dynamics 365 Business Central, GP, NAV, AX and Finance and Supply Chain

Supported countries:
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands (Denmark), Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland (Denmark), Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Supported languages:
English only

 

Warehouse Management

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10. Mobile WMS by Tasklet Factory

A mobile barcode scanning solution designed to work with Business Central, Mobile WMS by Tasklet Factory integrates with the cloud ERP software to empower and streamline order processing for better warehouse management.

It features a stunning graphical user interface that’s easy to use, and configured to meet the individual user’s needs.

With more than 1,000 customers worldwide running Mobile WMS on more than 10,000 devices, the app provides the following benefits:

  • Compatible with Android scanners
  • On/offline functionality
  • 100% integrated with Business Central
  • Most user-friendly solution in the market
  • Installed in 2 days
  • Easy to customise

 

Supported Editions

Essential and Premium

Supported Countries

All countries where Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is available

Supported Languages

The app is available in English (United States), Danish (Denmark), French (France) and Italian (Italy)

 

Take A Look At Some Of The Highlights Of Our Webinar On the Production Module In Tasklet Factory's Mobile WMS.

 

11. MobileNAV

MobileNAV is a mobile ERP solution designed to support end users of Microsoft Dynamics solutions (including Business Central) in the field.

It offers the full functionality of Sales, Servicing, Warehouse Servicing, Project, and Project Management all from your persona mobile device, making it suitable for individuals and businesses with no fixed workplace.

Some of its key features include:

  • Compatibility with every Mobile Platform like Android handheld device, iPhone and iPad, Windows 8 and 10, Windows Phone, Windows CE/Mobile, and Blackberry, etc.
  • Sophisticated barcode reading capability. 
  • For Warehouses: Scan, print, track, pick, put, classify or manage with existing equipment and MobileNAV.

Supported Editions

This app supports the Essential and Premium editions of Dynamics 365 Business Central

Supported languages:

English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, and Polish.

Supported Countries

MobileNAV is available in all countries where Dynamics 365 Business Central is available.

 

12. Labels Mobile

With the Labels Mobile app, you can print labels with barcodes directly from Business Central as part of any process in your business, such as warehouse processes.

Its main features include:

  • Producing a dataset in Business Central from any table and any fields you like.
  • Creating a label dataset without development and without using report. A wizard guides you through the selection of tables and fields.
  • You can include your label in warehouse-flows and have events in the flow trigger a label print. You can print labels from Items, Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, Productions Orders and Warehouse documents.
  • Your preferred barcode/label-software holds your label templates. Labels Mobile simply connects Business Central with label- and barcode-software.

Supported Editions

This app supports both the Essential and Premium edition.

Supported Countries

All countries where Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is available.

Supported Languages

English, Danish

 

Banking And Payments

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13. Bank E-payment Transfers

For businesses based in Singapore like yours, you'll need a localised options when it comes to making e-payment transfers to your vendors.

AFON provides with the Bank E-payment Transfers app, which provides localisation for bank e-payment transfers in Singapore for Business Central.

This extension provides support for Singapore Bank transfer requirements and formats in Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Supported Banks formats

  1. DBS IDEAL UFF 3.0
  2. HSBC iFile
  3. OCBC SWIFT Velocity
  4. UOB BIB-Plus
  5. SMBC – GIRO/TT

Supported Countries:

Singapore

Supported Editions:

This extension supports both the Essential and Premium editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Supported Languages:

English (United States)

 

14. AFON GST Localization For Singapore

Businesses in Singapore are required to file GST returns and pay the taxes on a quarterly basis. However, you might've found it challenge to perform GST filing and meeting your due dates.

With AFON's GST Localization For Singapore app, you can now generate Input & Output Tax Reports, Form 5 without too much efforts.

With this app, you can expect to generate GST Reports effortlessly from Business Central, and help your business meet the due dates.

Key Features:

  • Automatically retrieves from GST Entries table - sales, purchase, receipts, payment, general journal.
  • Present Purchase Input Tax, Sales Output Tax Details in Foreign currency and Local Currency (LCY)
  • GST Form 5 layout for easy reference
  • Group by GST Product Posting Group codes e.g. Standard Rated, Zero Rated, Exempted, Out of Scope
  • No need to worry about meeting due dates.

Supported Countries:

Singapore

Supported Editions:

This extension supports both the Essential and Premium editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Supported Languages:

English (United States)

 

15. Continia Expense Management 365

The Continia Expense Management 365 mobile app makes it easier than ever for your employees to submit their expenses and mileage reports, directly from their mobile devices.

All they need to do is take a picture of their receipts, fill out the required fields in the app, and send it for approval.

You can then approve these expenses directly in Business Central, or using the Continia Web Approval Portal. This allows everyone in your business to access the approval workflow at any time.

Continia Expense Management 365 also seamlessly integrates with major credit care providers, making it easy to reconcile credit card transactions with expenses, and follow up on missing expense documentation.

Continia Expense Management 365 comes with the following key features:

  • iPhone and Android app for expense and mileage reporting
  • Daily collection of traveler’s activities directly in Business Central
  • Credit card integration to import transactions and link them to expenses
  • Mileage registration using Google Maps for distance calculation
  • Approval of expense reports and mileage from anywhere
  • Integration to Payroll systems
  • Strong control and security with full audit trails

Supported editions:

This app supports both the Essential and Premium editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Supported countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Supported languages:

Danish, German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Norwegian, and Swedish.

 

Quality Of Life Apps

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16. Company Hub

The Company Hub app for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central gives you a list of the companies you work in, and lets you add new companies by providing a URL and a name for each company.

This allows you to access all of your companies, and view the key performance indicators (KPIs) and manage the User Tasks for each company in Business Central with ease.

The app also gives you either a dedicated Company Hub role centre (if you use one tenant as the main access point), or a similar task page if you’re using it from within a company where your role requires you to have a different main role centre.

Supported Editions

This app supports both the Essential and Premium editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Supported Countries

All countries where Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is available

Supported Languages

Czech (Czech Repulic), Danish (Denmark), German (Austria), German (Switzerland), German (Germany), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (United Kingdom), English (New Zealand), English (United States), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Finnish (Finland), French (Beligum), French (Canada), French (Switzerland), French (France), Icelandic (Iceland), Italian (Switzerland), Italian (Italy), Norwegian (Bokmal - Norway), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden).

 

17. Universal Print Integration

The Universal Print Integration app enables your users to print documents and reports directly from the desktop, using the Universal Print technology from Microsoft 365.

Administrators will have the power to configure print jobs for specific tasks, users, or for more complex printer setups. They can also manage a list of cloud printers by creating a friendly name for each machine, and set the desired defaults.

The Universal Print Integration app is a Microsoft 365 subscription-based services running entirely on Microsoft Azure, and it gives you centralised printer management through the Universal Print portal.

Using this app with Business Central makes printers set up in Universal Print available to client users through this extension.

Supported Editions:

This app supports both the Essential and Premium editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Supported Countries:

All countries where Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is available. 

 

Supported Languages: 

Bulgarian (Bulgaria), Czech (Czech Republic), Danish (Denmark), German (Austria), German (Switzerland), German (Germany), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (Great Britain), English (New Zealand), English (United States), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Estonian (Estonia), Finnish (Finland), French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (Switzerland), French (France), Greek (Greece), Croatian (Croatia), Hungarian (Hungary), Icelandic (Iceland), Italian (Switzerland), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Korea), Latvian (Latvia), Lithuanian (Lithuania),  Norwegian (Norway), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Slovakian (Slovakia), Slovenian (Slovenia), Serbian (Serbia), Swedish (Sweden), Turkish (Turkey), Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong SAR), Traditional Chinese (Taiwan), Vietnamese (Vietnam). 

 

18. Continia Document Capture 365

Designed as an end-to-end solution for document recognition, invoice approval and digital archiving of documents, the Document Capture 365 app by Continia utilises built-in OCR technology to read textual content, and sends documents to the correct workflows for approval and archiving.

It supports a wide range of document format,s PDF files, and electronic documents with out-of-the-box support for major XML-based invoicing formats.

You can easily approve invoices and other documents either directly in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central or using the Continia Web Approval Portal, so everyone in your organization can access the approval workflow at any time.

Supported Editions

This app supports both the Essential and Premium editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Supported Countries

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

Supported Languages

Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.


 

19. Email - Microsoft 365 Connector

With the Email – Microsoft 365 Connector, you can enable all users to send email from a single Microsoft 365 email in Business Central.             

Supported editions:

This app supports both the Essential and Premium editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Supported countries:

All countries where Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is available.

Supported languages:

Czech (Czech Repulic), Danish (Denmark), German (Austria), German (Switzerland), German (Germany), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (United Kingdom), English (New Zealand), English (United States), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Finnish (Finland), French (Beligum), French (Canada), French (Switzerland), French (France), Icelandic (Iceland), Italian (Switzerland), Italian (Italy), Norwegian (Bokmal - Norway), Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden).

 

 

20. Send To Email Printer

The Send To Email Printer extension provides the necessary functionality to enable your users to send print jobs to your business’s printer, through its dedicated email address.

Your users can print documents and reports directly from the desktop, using the pre-defined email printers configured on the Printer Management page.

In addition, your administrators can configure print jobs for specific tasks, users, or for more complex printer setups.

This makes it possible to print directly to a printer with just an Internet connection.

Supported editions:
This app supports both the Essential and Premium editions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Supported countries:
All countries where Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is available.

Supported languages:

All languages supported by Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

 

Extend The Capabilities Of Business Central As Required For Your Needs

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As you can see, these are just some of many options for native or third-party integrations you can use to extend the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Through Microsoft AppSource or other third-party sources, you can easily customise Business Central in any way you want to best fit the unique needs of your business.

If you’d like to know more about the features and functionalities that Business Central can bring to the table, click on the image below.

 

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