Comparison of cloud and on-premises features

This topic shows a comparison of features available in cloud vs. on-premises for the following applications:

Information about the development and administration features is included, as well.

The following tables list the application areas. Cloud and on-premises support is listed for the feature as a whole. Where specific features differ from the area overall, the features are listed on a separate line in the Feature column.

Dynamics 365 Finance

Area Feature Cloud On-premises
Compliance and certifications Yes Yes
SOC 1 Type 1 certification Yes No
Data management and integration Yes Yes
Export data to your own data warehouse Yes Yes
Enable the export of incremental updates to a data entity Yes Yes
Data integrations Yes Yes
Document management Yes Yes
Financial management Yes Yes
Help Yes No
Human resources Yes Yes
Intelligence Yes Yes
Electronic reporting (ER) Yes Yes
ER: Integration with LCS Yes No
ER: Integration with SharePoint Yes No
ER: Integration with Regulatory Configuration Services (RCS) Yes No
ER: Uses local file system as storage of ER configurations accessible via ER repositories No Yes
Integration with PowerBI.com Yes No
Integration with PowerBI Desktop No Yes
Analytical workspaces Yes No
Intelligent business process: Recommendations Yes No
Authoring Power BI reports with OData using Power BI desktop or Excel PowerQuery tools Yes No
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) supports scaling out Yes No
Telemetry is transferred into the cloud Yes No
Lifecycle services Yes Yes
Configurable business processes Yes No
Localizations Yes Yes
Mobile app, workspaces, and platform Yes Yes
Office integration Yes Yes
Organization administration Yes Yes
Payroll Yes Yes
Direct deposit Yes No
Project management and accounting Yes Yes
Security Yes Yes
Service management Yes Yes
Web client Yes Yes
Task recorder - Save or load task recordings from the BPM library Yes No
Support Yes Yes
Access to Support via the Help & Support menu Yes No
Business events Yes Yes (either internet connectivity is required or custom endpoints must be implemented to send/receive business events within intranet)

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

Area Feature Cloud On-premises
Asset management Yes No
Compliance and certifications Yes Yes
SOC 1 Type 1 certification Yes No
Cost accounting Yes Yes
Cost accounting content pack for Power BI Yes No
Cost accounting workspace for mobile app Yes No
Cost management Yes Yes
Cost management content pack for Power BI Yes No
Data management and integration Yes Yes
Configuration-driven extension Yes No
Export data to your own data warehouse Yes Yes
Enable the export of incremental updates to a data entity Yes Yes
Data integrations Yes Yes
Document management Yes Yes
Help Yes No
Intelligence Yes Yes
Electronic reporting (ER) Yes Yes
ER: Integration with LCS Yes No
ER: Integration with SharePoint Yes No
ER: Integration with Regulatory Configuration Services (RCS) Yes No
ER: Uses local file system as storage of ER configurations accessible via ER repositories No Yes
Integration with PowerBI.com Yes No
Integration with PowerBI Desktop No Yes
Analytical workspaces Yes No
Intelligent business process: Recommendations Yes No
Authoring Power BI reports with OData using Power BI desktop or Excel PowerQuery tools Yes No
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) supports scaling out Yes No
Telemetry is transferred into the cloud Yes No
Inventory management Yes Yes
Lifecycle services Yes Yes
Configurable business processes Yes No
Localizations Yes Yes
Manufacturing Yes Yes
Master planning and forecasting Yes Yes
Mobile app, workspaces, and platform Yes Yes
Office integration Yes Yes
Organization administration Yes Yes
Procurement and sourcing Yes Yes
Punch-out to external catalog from purchase requisition Yes No
Purchase spend analysis Power BI reports Yes No
Product information management Yes Yes
Product master data Yes Yes
Production Yes Yes
Production performance Power BI reports Yes No
Project management and accounting Yes Yes
Sales Yes Yes
Sales and profitability performance Power BI reports Yes No
Security Yes Yes
Service management Yes Yes
Supply chain management Yes Yes
Transportation management Yes Yes
Vendor collaboration Yes No
Warehouse management Yes Yes
Mobile warehouse app Yes Yes
Warehousing Power BI reports Yes No
Web client Yes Yes
Task recorder - Save or load task recordings from the BPM library Yes No
Support Yes Yes
Access to Support via the Help & Support menu Yes No

Dynamics 365 Commerce

To see a list of capabilities that are available in on-premises deployments, see Commerce capabilities that are available in on-premises deployments.

Dynamics 365 Human Resources

Area Feature Cloud On-premises
All Human Resources areas All Human Resources features Yes No

Development and administration features

Area Feature Cloud On-premises
Build and test Yes Yes
Extensibility Yes Yes
Monitoring and telemetry Yes Yes
Platform compatibility Yes Yes
Servicing Yes Yes
Servicing environments Yes No
Trace Parser and PerfTimer Yes No
Upgrade Yes Yes
Upgrade Yes No
Upgrade and support for previous versions Yes No
Visual Studio development Yes Yes