• Michael Intravartolo

Business Central Device License Capabilities & When to Use

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central not only offers two flavors of named user licenses (Essentials & Premium) but also a device license. What are the capabilities of a Business Central device license and when should organization's use one? Will it cause less productivity because of multiple employees trying to use a single device? Below are the ideal scenarios to use a device license.



Business Central Device License Scenarios


Point of Sales

One device located in the Commerce location, used by any individual, for completing customer facing sales of goods or services


Store Manager

One device located in the Commerce location, used by any individual, dedicated to performing the following tasks solely for that Commerce location. Commerce location or Store means a physical location (static or itinerant) operated by you when closing goods or services transactions with customers:

  • Managing and replenishing inventory

  • Balancing cash registers and processing daily receipts

  • Configuring and maintaining menu options displayed by the ISV Devices

  • Purchasing supplies and services required to run the Commerce Locations operations

  • Managing Commerce Location staff

  • Processing reports required to analyze and manage Commerce Location results

  • Managing master data related to Commerce Location operations


Shop Floor

One device used for manufacturing shop-floor functions. Shop Floor Functions:

  • Clock-in and clock-out

  • Starting and finishing production jobs (including project activities carried out on the shop floor)

  • Reporting progress

  • Materials consumption and completion

  • Viewing documents and instructions related to production jobs

  • Viewing worker holiday balances


Warehouse Device

One device used for Warehousing functions

  • Receiving

  • Putting-away

  • Doing internal stock transfers

  • Picking, packing

  • Capturing product attributes

  • Shipping goods plus performing inventory count checks in the context of warehouse management system

  • Posting output and materials consumption against production orders when captured as transfers of raw materials and finished goods between a warehouse and production line (all types of transactions are excluded)


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