The Basic Experience Extension

If you have been using Microsoft Dynamics C5, Microsoft partners can help you transition to a more modern solution that is based on Business Central, so you can continue to enjoy the same streamlined capabilities as Dynamics C5.

This extension is intended for small businesses and can support up to three users. If you need more users you must upgrade to a Business Central licence and uninstall this extension.


As of now, this extension is available only for customers in Denmark and Iceland.

What's Available

The following table describes the capabilities that are available if you install the Basic Experience extension.

Area Functionality
General Ledger Basic Finance, Account Schedules, Fixed Assets, Bank Management, Bank Reconciliation, Payments, Direct Debit, Dimensions, Multiple Currencies, Budgets, Workflow, Document Management/OCR, Consolidation, Unlimited Companies
Account Receivables/Sales Basic Receivables, Sales Invoicing, Sales Discounts, Pricing, Sales Tax, Contact Management
Account Payables/Purchase Basic Payables, Purchase Invoicing
Project Management Jobs, Job Pricing, Time Sheets, Assignment, Tasks, Resources
Inventory Basic Inventory, Item Substitutions, Item Cross Reference

Getting Started

This extension is a bit different than most, and you will need help from a Microsoft partner to install and set it up. Just so that you know what to expect, here's a high-level view of what the Microsoft partner will do.

  1. Create a new Business Central tenant. This can be either a trial or a CSP version.
  2. Add at least one user who is assigned to a Basic Experience licence in your Azure Active Directory account.
  3. Remove all companies, including the sample Cronus company.
  4. Create a new company that does not contain any sample data or setups.
  5. Add the Demo RapidStart package.
  6. Download and install the Basic Experience extension from AppSource.

Migrating Data

Bring your Dynamics C5 data along. After your Microsoft partner installs the Basic Experience extension you will have an empty company. An easy way to move your data from Dynamics C5 to Basic Experience is to use the C5 Data Migration extension, which is included in Business Central. The extension migrates customers, vendors, items, and your general ledger accounts and their entries.

See Also

The C5 Data Migration Extension