Business Central Getting Started with discounted licensing
and extended free trial

Introduction: Business Central- Getting Started

Business Central is a business management solution for small and mid-sized companies that streamlines business processes and helps you to manage it. This blog talks about some of the unique features of Business Central and highlights the advantages of migrating to it.

If you are considering to shift to Business Central for your ERP, then we would like to congratulate you as you are taking a step ahead in the right direction. We have migrated multiple customers to Business Central because of its unique and easy to use features. 

 Let’s see how Business Central can help you manage your business and time in a better way.   This blog talks about:

  • Core modules of Business Central.
  • How to get started?
  • How to get discounted license prices from a partner?

Core and advanced modules: Business Central Getting Started

Business Central provides functionality for a common business processes for all types of industries mainly within wholesale and professional services. It even supports more complex processes such as assembly, manufacturing, service, and directed warehouse management.

You can opt for their standard configuration and best practice solutions, or you could customize it to suit your needs.

The core modules are:

  • Sales
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory
  • Finance
  • Assembly management

These can be used in conjunction with advanced modules like:

  • Warehouse management
  • Project Management
  • Fixed assets
  • Relationship management
  • Human resources
  • Planning
  • Service management
  • Manufacturing
  • Company Hub: For Intracompany Dealings

In addition to this, Business Central offers country-specific localizations that can be activated including partner-led and Microsoft-led features, which can further help you meet the regulatory and legal compliance needed.


  • Read about the localizations offered here:


  • Read about the Partner-led Apps in the app source here:

How to Get Discounted License Price From an Authorized Partner?

So, once you have decided to migrate to Business Central and narrowed down Modules to select from, Microsoft provides a free trial version of the system to try its full capabilities.

To get the free trial, click on the Get Started link if you have an existing O365 License. If you don’t, then get a free license for one month.

A demo company called CRONUS is pre-implemented with all the functions and capabilities for your free trial. You could use this as a playground to add, delete and modify data by managing all the available functions.

The scenarios that can be used are unlimited for doing an internal demo. You can keep using the data even after you have gone live for development purposes.

To start, create a new company from scratch or copy the existing one.

Read this link to understand how you could create your own company from scratch.

How to Keep Working on the Trial Version?

There are 3 options that let you work on the trial version for a longer period of time.

  • Get a 30-day trial free just by registering.
  • Get another 30 days by extending your trial. You will receive a notification on the top bar to extend you trial version.
  • An additional 30 days by requesting a partner to extend your trial.


Note that none of these options require any credit card payments.


If you are looking for ongoing cost reduction in your license, please talk to us as we are a Microsoft Gold partner. We offer 5% ongoing discount if you make us a support partner by committing to a min of 20 hours/month of support

How to cancel your subscription?

If you signed up for Business Central by using a non-Microsoft 365 Business Premium account, you will not have a Microsoft 365 administrator. So, you will have to unsubscribe by contacting the Business Central Cancellation team by sending an email message to:

Conclusion- Business Central Getting Started

As first steps, you have to identify the core modules for your business and understand each of its detailed features. Only then you will be able to decide if you can go for their standard configuration or if you need to customize the modules to suit your business needs. Business Central is extremely user-friendly, and so you will quickly learn to operate the system. We are sure that your migration will be smooth and pleasant when getting started with Business Central.  

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