Unveiling the Price Perks: How Microsoft Business Central ERP Redefines Cost Management in Construction

In the dynamic and complex world of construction, efficiency, and cost-effective management are not just goals—they are necessities for survival and success. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with ProjectPro emerges as a beacon of innovation, offering a comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that addresses the unique challenges faced by and the specific functionalities needed for the construction industry. When combined with the collaborative power of Microsoft Teams, Business Central transcends traditional ERP functions, creating a synergistic platform that enhances productivity, collaboration, and decision-making in the field and in the office. Plus, it comes at a price point that cannot be beaten.

Streamlined Project Management and Construction Accounting

At the heart of Business Central with ProjectPro lies robust project management and job cost management capabilities for project review teams. It enables construction firms to meticulously plan, schedule, track projects, budgets, and actuals with real-time precision. The critical path towards real-time tracking of materials, labor, equipment, and subcontractor costs ensures that projects stay within budget and financial decisions are made based on accurate, up-to-date information.

Enhanced Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Why is Microsoft Teams with Business Central a game-changer for construction firms?

  • Microsoft Teams serve as a centralized hub for communication, document sharing, and collaboration.
  • Field workers can access the latest blueprints, safety codes, and project schedules directly from their mobile devices. This digitalization transformation ensures that everyone is working on the most current information.
  • Leverage Copilot AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Teams to record and summarize daily meetings and automatically handle translation into multiple languages for easy accessibility by all.
  • Business Central User Experience is embedded natively in Teams, thereby allowing field managers to work in the relevant parts of the ERP. For example, the latest Change Order details could be at their fingertips, or they could look up contact information for a subcontractor from the Business Central vendor database.
  • Role security is applied to everyone, including Teams ERP users. Only those allowed to make updates will be permitted to do so.

Incorporating pricing information into the strategic framework of Microsoft Business Central and Microsoft Teams, it is key to highlight the cost-effective nature of this powerful combination. Microsoft Teams enhances the value proposition of Business Central by offering read-only access at no added cost for M365 Teams users. This allows field workers and other team members to stay informed plus engage with real-time key project data without incurring extra expenses. This strategic pricing model enables construction companies to scale their operations efficiently, ensuring sustainability for any team member, whether in the office or the field, fast access to the necessary tools and information. Business Leaders owe it to themselves to evaluate the price / functionality that Microsoft offers compared to much more costly construction-specific collaboration solutions.


The cost management of Microsoft Business Central as a construction ERP is evident in its ability to streamline operations, offer real-time financial insights, and foster collaboration. When used alongside Microsoft Teams, it becomes an even more powerful tool, bridging the gap between office and field operations. The result is a construction firm that is more agile, more informed, and better equipped to handle the complexities of modern construction projects.

By harnessing the combined strengths of Business Central and Teams, construction companies can achieve a level of operational efficiency and cost control that was previously unattainable. This paves the way for increased profitability and competitive advantage in a challenging industry.

Ready to get started? Reach out to our Business Central experts today!

This publication contains general information only and Sikich is not, by means of this publication, rendering accounting, business, financial, investment, legal, tax, or any other professional advice or services. This publication is not a substitute for such professional advice or services, nor should you use it as a basis for any decision, action or omission that may affect you or your business. Before making any decision, taking any action or omitting an action that may affect you or your business, you should consult a qualified professional advisor. In addition, this publication may contain certain content generated by an artificial intelligence (AI) language model. You acknowledge that Sikich shall not be responsible for any loss sustained by you or any person who relies on this publication.

About the Author