• Michael Intravartolo

Why Mom Was Right About Business Central

Updated: Sep 10, 2019

Do you remember as a kid your mother would teach you such life lessons as you don’t always need to air your dirty laundry, you have the power to change your life, or don’t eat food in your room or you’ll get bugs? Do you also remember hearing what she said but not really listening to what she said? I sure do and it turns out Mom was usually right! In fact, Mom had a knack for being right so often that Hollywood created a movie on this premise. Any guesses as to which move I’m referring too? It’s widely popular across all generations. Give up? OK, I’ll tell you which movie I’m referring to but get ready to have that “Ohhh!” moment. The movie is A Christmas Story and Mom stole the show by telling Ralphie he can’t have a BB gun because he’ll shoot his eye out, and you guessed it, Mom was right once again.


Mom’s life lessons proved to not only be correct for children everywhere but they even apply to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Let’s see how.


Mom Foresaw the Ins and Outs of Business Central


Someone will always have more than you.


Business Central has more features than most but that does not mean it has the most. Could it? Of course it could. With the ability to create extensions it's feasible to add every feature you could imagine but then you’d have a system that is too cumbersome for people to use.


Is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central capable of connecting to other Microsoft Software? Yes, Business Central is an all-in-one ERP software that allows you to integrate with Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Power Apps to get an end-to-end view of your business.

The importance of separating your clothes.


God forbid you mix a red sock in with your white clothes! The same can be said about Business Central. God forbid someone who should not have access to your organization’s financials begins making changes to reports or other things! Through the use of permissions and roles you can have employees have access to only what they need to have access to so mistakes are less likely to happen.


Close the door!


If you don’t close the door bad things can happen. Anything from a burglar to a mosquito could get in and both are bad. Business Central listens to Mom and closes its own door if it’s left unattended for too long. The cloud version and on-premise versions have built in security features that allow the user session to time out after inactivity and require the user to re login if he or she wants to continue working.


The friend who wasn’t your friend.


That friend who was never genuinely happy for you or only hung out with you when it was convenient. Mom warned you about this person but it took years of hurt feelings before you realized it was not worth it. Business Central, through the help of Cortana Intelligence and Mom, can warn you when you’re inventory levels are not going to be nice by being low, thus allowing you to work things out by replenishing your inventory levels and keep the friendship strong.


Brush and Floss


Mom warned that if you did not keep your teeth up by brushing and flossing you would end up with thousands of dollars of dental bills, your teeth would eventually fall out and you’d have to get false teeth like George Washington. How did Mom know the same holds true for all ERP software?! I wonder if she also secretly knows that what makes Business Central unique is the upkeep is simple compared to its counterparts, therefore allowing you to keep the software indefinitely.



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