MSDYN365BC On-premise VS Cloud (SaaS) Battle Cards
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (MSDYN365BC) is a business management solution for small and medium-sized organizations
Today Business Central is available in two versions:
– Cloud (SaaS)
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“BATTLE CARDS” – MSDYN365BC October 2019 Release2 (On-premise, Cloud SaaS)
MSDYN365BC 2019 Release 2 will be released in October (1°) with a series of new Interesting features, I will post about them after the Product’s launch (First week of October).
For now I have created this simple battle card between the two versions, On-premise and Cloud SaaS (we accept suggestions in the comments), already saying that the future is the Cloud SaaS… and so… “Move to SaaS!!!”
|Feature||MSDYN365BC On-premise||MSDYN365BC Cloud (SaaS)|
|Environment||On Local, on Hosting (Azure) etc., ALL system is under control.|
You need Hardware or Hosting.
|NO Hardware. Cloud (SaaS) is on Microsoft Public Cloud.|
The environment is managed by Microsoft, you can only access a management console (Admin Console) to create copies and backups of the environment (development and production sandbox).
|File System||ALL control, you are local.||No File System, I do not have (to date) access to the system, I only have the request of Business Central.|
|Product Lifecycle||Limited by updates||Unlimited, always updated|
|Functionalities||Essentials and Premium||Essentials and Premium|
|Connection\Internet||FAST, run on local, persistent connection, no interne dependant.||Internet dependant: If there is no connection or slow, you can’t work, a minimum of bandwidth is necessary.|
|Installation||Classic DVD distribution and Cumulative updated||Nothing, ready-to go, only access to Business Central instance|
|Updates||No Automatic Update, installable manually or scheduled by custom procedure. Cumulative updates released and published.|
(a couple a month + a couple big a year)
|Automatic updates allow you to have a constantly updated Cloud product.|
(a couple a month + a couple big a year)
|Performance||You need a IT Manager or Consultant||Scalable, managed by Microsoft (with Support ticket…)|
|Accessing||Web Client, Universal App, Outlook Client, no more Windows Client||Web Client, Universal App, Outlook Client|
|SQL Server||NO more SQL Server Runtime- Only SQL Standard or best version.||Not available|
|Database||Local (Full Access)||Not available|
|Windows Client||Not available (from October 2019)||Not available|
|Licensing||Nominal (named users)||Nominal (named users)|
|Dual Use Right (SaaS an On-Premise)||The use can acquire Cloud can download a license for On-premise||Cloud Licensing offer “Dual Right license”|
|Intelligent Cloud||With relative licenses it is possible to connect to the cloud via Business Central, you can view the same information from in Cloud and on local.|
|Scalability||Classic local environment, buy other server and resources or expand your system.||Business Central is hosted by Microsoft, on Azure in Public Cloud (Single-SignOn with Active Directory)|
Multi-tenant database, architecture based only on events and extensions (APP) – No system engineer is needed
|Costs||May be more expensive than Cloud.|
Virus, Backup etc.
System engineer is needed.
|May be convenient (scalability) and utilization plan.|
Only at a monthly fee, cost scenarios can be made.
No Virus, no system hacks, backup, accessible from anywhere with web client, nothing is installed, system always on.
|Connectors for (Flow, Power BI, Dyn354, Power Apps)||Connectors, you will configure Proxy, Endpoints etc. to connect to other apps and Web Services.|
You need activate SSL for secure connection.
|Secure by Design (SSL native).|
A lot of Connectors ready-to go for Cloud.
Only one-username\password to connect everything.
Web Services ready to go after publishing.
|Development||Only Microsoft AL & VS Code|
You need a developer license to develop
|Only Microsoft AL & VS Code|
No development license is needed to develop
|APP Only||Development with APP||Development with APP|
|Debug||Available in Production Environment||Not available in production, only in Sandboxes|
|Table Objects||You can’t delete data from some tables|
My old post (2018) – “Why organizations will choose Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central”