You can perform Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Customization by installing the extensions that include functionality, changes behavior or gives you access to new online services, for example. When you first launch the Business Central, some extensions are already installed for you. Over time, more extensions will be made available to you, and you can choose if you want to use the extension or not.
For example, Microsoft provides an extension that provides the integration with PayPal Payments Standard. This extension is installed by default. But if another extension is made available that offers integration with another payment service, you can install the new extension and then choose which of the two services to use.
You manage the extensions on Extension Management page. You can access this page from Home. Alternatively, choose the Search for Page or the Report icon in the top right corner, enter Extension, and then choose the related link.
Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Customization Extensions
Microsoft Dynamics Business Central provides the following extensions:
Dynamics GP Data Migration
This Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Customization extension makes it easy to migrate customers, vendors, inventory items, general ledger accounts, open payables and open receivables transactions from Dynamics GP to Business Central.
If your business uses MS Dynamics GP today, you can export the relevant records and then open an assisted setup guide to add the data to Business Central.
Envestnet Yodlee Bank Feeds
To quickly reconcile the payments made to your bank accounts, the Envestnet Yodlee Bank Feeds service allows you to link your system bank account to your online bank account. This means that the latest bank statement is automatically or manually fed into your reconciliation journal, ensuring that you are always processing the latest payments with minimal risk of errors.
Customers continuously require higher customer service, both in terms of the quality of the product but also in terms of delivery and payment services. The Microsoft Pay service helps you increase customer service.
PayPal Payments Standard
Customers continuously require higher customer service, both in terms of product quality but also in terms of delivery and payment options. The PayPal Payments Standard service helps you increase customer service.
QuickBooks Data Migration
This Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Customization extension makes it easy to migrate customers, vendors, items, and accounts from QuickBooks to Business Central.
If your business uses the QuickBooks today, you can export the relevant information and then open an assisted setup guide to uploading the data to Business Central.
Sales and Inventory Forecast
Inventory management is a trade-off between customer service and managing your cost. On one hand, a low inventory requires less working capital, but, on the other hand, the stock-outs potentially lead to missed sales.
The Sales and Inventory Forecast extension predicts potential sales using historical data and gives a clear overview of expected stock-outs.
To account for the salary payments and related transactions, you must import and post financial transactions made by your payroll provider to the general ledger.
QuickBooks Payroll File Import
Use the QuickBooks Payroll File Import extension to import the payroll transactions from QuickBooks to general ledger accounts in Business Central.
For example, this is useful when you are transitioning from QuickBooks to Business Central, or if you outsource your payroll but also want to keep track of it in Business Central.
WorldPay Payments Standard
The WorldPay Payments Standard extension lets you offer the customers a convenient alternative to making payments through bank transfers or credit cards. Not only that, the payments made through payment services will typically land in your bank account more quickly.
GetAddress.io UK Postcodes
The GetAddress.io UK Postcodes extension can save time and prevent mistakes when you enter addresses for entities like customers, vendors, bank accounts, and employees. For example, when you’re creating a customer, you just choose a postcode and the Business Central shows a list of addresses.
QuickBooks Online Data Migration
This Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Customization extension is included in the Data Migration assisted setup guide to help you migrate important business data from QuickBooks Online to Business Central. For example, this is useful when your business is growing, and you’ve decided to upgrade your business management app by starting to use the Business Central.
This application provides a dashboard with the summary data for each client of an accountant. The portal displays the financial KPIs as well as a direct link to the client’s financial application.
The Image Analyzer extension uses powerful image analytics provided by the Computer Vision API for Microsoft Cognitive Services to detect the attributes in the images that you import for items and contact persons, so you can easily review and also assign them.
Payments and Reconciliations (DK)
Make fast, error-free payments by exporting the files that are formatted specifically for exchanges with your vendor or bank. These files speed up the payment and the reconciliation processes and eliminate errors that can happen when you manually enter the information on a bank website.
C5 Data Migration
This extension makes it easy to migrate customers, vendors, items, and your general ledger accounts from Microsoft Dynamics C5 2012 to Business Central. You can also migrate historical entries for the general ledger accounts.
Essential Business Insights
The Essential Business Insights extension finds interesting business facts in your company data and displays them as the newspaper-like headlines in Role Centers. Depending on what the extension finds in the data, the insights are from last week, month, or three months from the current date.
Late Payment Prediction
Effectively managing the receivables is important to the overall financial health of a business. The Late Payment Prediction extension can help you reduce the outstanding receivables and fine-tune your collections strategy by predicting whether sales invoices will be paid on time.