Comparison of cloud and on-premises features

This topic shows whether each feature is available in these products:

  • Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (cloud)
  • Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (on-premises)

The following tables list the product 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 for Finance and Operations

Area Feature Cloud On-premises
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 No
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) - Integration with LCS Yes No
Electronic reporting (ER) - Integration with SharePoint Yes No
Integration with Yes No
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
Payroll Yes Yes
Direct deposit Yes No
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

Development and administration

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


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

Dynamics 365 for Talent

Area Feature Cloud On-premises
All Talent areas All Talent features Yes No

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