Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central Online
If you want to move your current solution to Business Central online, the path depends on your current solution. In most cases, it's a matter of migration rather than upgrade due to the nature of online services. The core scenario is to import existing data to an empty company in a Business Central online tenant. For more information, see Take prospects and customers online.
Use the following table to determine the procedures that you must complete for your migration scenario:
|Upgrade from Dynamics NAV||Upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Business Central online is fully supported, but there are a number of considerations that you must make.For more information, see Upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Business Central online.|
|Set up a company based on questionnaires||Use RapidStart Services. For more information, see Setting Up a Company With RapidStart Services.|
|Import data from any system||Use Excel or configuration packages to import data. For more information, see Importing Business Data from Other Finance Systems.|
|Import data from Dynamics GP||Use the data migration wizard to import master data. For more information, see Migrate to Business Central Online from Dynamics GP.|
|Import data from Intuit QuickBooks||Use the data migration wizard to import master data. For more information, see The QuickBooks Data Migration Extension.|
Upgrading to the latest version of Business Central
Business Central online, is a managed environment where Microsoft manages the upgrade process. You can specify upgrade windows in the Business Central administration center, and Microsoft will notify you if your tenant runs into problems during the upgrade. For more information, see [How often is Business Central] updated?](../faq.yml#how-often-is-business-central-updated).
The concept of technical upgrades that you might have been used to in on-premises deployments is not supported in Business Central online.
Migrating On-Premises Data to Business Central Online
Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central
Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premises
The Lifecycle of Apps and Extensions for Business Central
Administration of Business Central Online
Product and Architecture Overview