Customizations using industry-standard tools
Both products are highly configurable, but Acumatica is built using industry-standard C# and .NET. Business Central uses a proprietary development language, AL with Extensions 2.0, making customizations more difficult and expensive. Plus, there are additional costs for development privileges.
Scales as you grow
Both products allow you to scale resources to support a growing company. But Acumatica charges by the computing power required and not per user. You can scale up much easier with Acumatica, as unlimited users can access the system and contribute to your operational efficiencies. Business Central, on the other hand, is licensed per user. Company growth can be impeded as more employees, customers, and suppliers need access to the system, and costs rise quickly. Be aware of these costs and consider them in your final evaluation.
Because Acumatica charges by computing power used, not by user, costs reflect the functions and resources you need. With Business Central, costs add up. Business Central charges per user as well as by the resources used, and these costs increase as your company grows.