Minimum Requirements for Using Business Central

Before you access Business Central online, we recommend that you verify that your computer or mobile device meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for the product. This article lists the requirements.

Browsers

Microsoft Edge: Business Central is designed to work with the current version of the new Microsoft Edge.

Chrome for Windows and Firefox for Windows: Business Central is designed to work with the current version of these desktop browsers.

Safari: Business Central is designed to work with the current version of Safari on macOS.

Mobile devices

Windows: Windows 10 S, Home, Pro, Enterprise, or Education (32-bit and 64-bit editions).

Android (tablet and phone): One of the latest three major versions and their updates.

iOS (iPad and iPhone): One of the latest three major versions and their updates.

Outlook

Outlook applications: To use Business Central online as your business inbox in Outlook, you'll need Outlook 2019 or later, Outlook on the web, Outlook for iOS, or Outlook for Android. Your organization must also use Microsoft 365. You can't use Business Central online as your business inbox in Outlook if your organization uses Exchange Server on-premises.

Important

Starting with Business Central 2021 release wave 2, you will no longer be able to sign in to the Business Central add-in from Outlook versions earlier than 2012.

Browsers: When using Business Central as your business inbox in Outlook in a browser, the add-in requires that your computer is running one of the listed supported browsers that are listed earlier in this article.

Platforms: When using the Business Central Outlook Add-In in Outlook for iOS or Outlook for Android, the add-in requires that your mobile device is running one of the listed supported mobile devices for Business Central.

Teams

Teams desktop applications: The Business Central app for Teams supports the latest version of the Teams Windows desktop client.

Browsers: When using the Business Central app for Teams in the browser (web client), the app requires that your computer is running one of the supported browsers listed earlier in this article.

Platforms: When using the Business Central app in Teams for iOS or Android, the app requires that your mobile device is running one of the supported mobile platforms, listed earlier in this article.

Excel

Edit in Excel: To use the Excel add-in to make changes in Excel and push the changes back into Business Central, you need Excel 2019 or later. For more information, see Analyzing Financial Statements in Microsoft Excel.

Important

Starting with Business Central 2021 release wave 2, the Excel add-in feature will only support Excel version 2012 or later.

Using the Business Central Administration Center

The administration center is designed to work with the current version of the following browsers:

  • The new Microsoft Edge
  • Chrome for Windows
  • Firefox for Windows
  • Safari for macOS

Using Business Central on-premises

If you want to deploy Business Central on-premises, you should check the system requirements. For more information, see System Requirements for Dynamics 365 Business Central and Deployment Overview.

See Also

Getting Ready for Doing Business
System Requirements for Dynamics 365 Business Central