Why Business Central is the Deep-Dish Pizza of ERP
The debate over which pizza, deep dish or thin crust, is better has been carrying on for decades. This same debate has been happening over which enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is better too. Is it Microsoft’s business solution, is it’s Oracle’s, and on-and-on down the list. What’s surprising is the similarities of the structure between deep dish pizza and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Most wouldn’t think that the structure of Chicago-style deep dish pizza and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central would have a lot of similarities but I’m here to tell you it’s true and just like the taste of deep-dish pizza it’s amazing. What are these similarities you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked. Here are thee structure similarities between deep dish pizza and Microsoft’s most popular ERP Business Solution
Crust – AKA The Backbone
The crust on Chicago-style pizza is by far the most important piece to making a wonderful tasting deep-dish pizza. The crust is the platform that holds the rest of the pizza together and without it you simply cannot have deep-dish pizza. Just as the crust of deep-dish pizza is the platform, Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the platform for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the most popular used ERP in the world for SMBs so using the same codebase as the backbone was an easy decision for Microsoft.
Here’s a recipe for Chicago-style deep dish crust: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/223481/the-real-chicago-deep-dish-pizza-dough/
Here’s a proven recipe for business success: The ROI for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
What is Chicago Style Pizza? Chicago-style pizza is a 2 to 3 inch deep-dish pizza that is layered with cheese, tomato sauce and the toppings of your choice.
Toppings – Customize It How You Like It
Not everyone needs or likes the same toppings on their pizza as the next person. In my opinion, this is the beauty of pizza because there’s something for everyone. Whether you like, sausage, pepperoni, tomato, anchovy, or even pineapple there’s something out there for you. This is also what makes Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central appealing to everyone. Through the use of apps and extensions you can tailor this business solution to fit your exact business. Whether your business is in manufacturing, distribution, retail, government, aerospace, etc. there is an app or extension for you. Everything from credit card processing to smart comments to rental customizations are available for you.
Here’s Microsoft’s AppSource webpage for all things apps and extensions: https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/
Cheese – The Glue That Holds Everything Together
Can you truly have Chicago-style pizza if you don’t include the cheese? Most would agree that no you can’t. Therefore, it’s almost as important in the mix as the crust. The cheese looks good covering the crust and when paired adds some much-needed delicious flavor. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the cheese covering the Dynamics NAV codebase. It’s the new modern client flavor that when paired with the Dynamics NAV codebase really makes this ERP software stand out. Just as the cheese holds everything together and changes the look and feel of the pizza, Dynamics 365 Business Central does the same. Business Central brings a 21st century cutting edge Artificial Intelligence feel to the platform.