Connecting Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to the World and Back


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Our first blog in this 3-part series laid out our plan to explore three tools that connect your Microsoft Dynamics Business Central (BC) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to the world and back:

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Microsoft Dataverse

Microsoft Power Apps


In Part 1, we took a deep dive into the features, functionality, value, and rewards of a powerful EDI solution and how it will enhance the connectivity and efficacy of your Dynamics BC ERP software. If you missed Part 1, don't worry. You can still catch up and read all about EDI here.


In Part 2, we explored Microsoft Dataverse, which allows you to securely store and manage data that is used by various business applications. Dataverse is easy to manage, easy to secure and provides easy access to your data. If you missed part 2, you can still catch up and read all about Dataverse here.


Then you will be ready to continue as we dive into the final tool in this series.

Connecting Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to the World and Back…


Part 3 – Microsoft Power Apps


Microsoft Power Apps is part of the Microsoft Power Platform that also includes – in addition to the Power Apps – Power BI, Power virtual Agents, and Power Automate. As such, the Microsoft Power Platform is more than the sum of its parts. Because when you connect all four elements together, you can take the next step and connect to Office 365, Dynamics 365, Azure, and hundreds of other apps. Then you have the power to build end-to-end, impactful business solutions to resolve your most pressing business challenges.


It's all about power and connections.


For our purposes today, we are going to focus on the Microsoft Power Apps. With Power Apps, anyone can quickly build and share low-code apps. With Power Apps, you can build great solutions to enhance the reach, the value, and the productivity of your existing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ERP system. Power Apps allow you to:

  • Get started quickly - Empower your team to start building and launching apps right away using pre-built templates, drag-and-drop simplicity, and quick deployment—then roll out continuous improvements as needed.

  • Build apps without compromises - Give everyone the power to build the apps they need with advanced functionality previously only available to professional developers— including pre-built AI components.

  • Enable extensibility for developers - Provide professional developers the tools to seamlessly extend app capabilities with Azure Functions and custom connectors to proprietary or on-premises systems.