Microsoft Dynamics C5 is an accounting program that has been
used by many Danish companies’ accounting program for many years.
It is inexpensive, easy to work in and quick to get started using. C5 is an online financial management system that makes it easy to get to, no matter where you are – in the office, in the car or at a customer’s.

Do like many other Danish companies and replace the Excel sheet with a professional and user-friendly accounting program.
The latest version of Microsoft Dynamics C5 is called Dynamics 365 Business Central (Basic) .
If you have a C5 and are considering replacing it with a newer and more up-to-date accounting solution for small and medium-sized businesses, take a closer look at Dynamics 365 Business Central (Basic).

C5 is a good and simple accounting program that works really well for managing corporate accounting and bookkeeping. It is quite easy to manage both invoicing and bookkeeping, just as it is completely straightforward to send invoices to customers directly from the program. The program has a very user-friendly interface, which is structured clearly and intuitively. This makes it easy to quickly navigate around the program, so no time is wasted.

As an accounting manager or bookkeeper, you can easily get an overview of:

  • How many and which open invoices do you have lying around.
  • Which debtors owe you money.
  • What overdue sales and purchase invoices do you have.


However, as it is an old program, there are also certain limitations to the solution. Microsoft Dynamics C5 is from a time when many computers used a DOS operating system, which is no longer the case. Today, many computers are instead web-based, and the C5 can not work with that.

This means, I agree to:

  • C5 is user-friendly for people who know the system, but new users may have difficulty using the system.
  • C5 only works on PC.
  • The program offers only limited project management. You can thus not register hours on the individual task, but only on one case number.

 At the same time, the system was developed long before the new GDPR rules were introduced, which means that the C5 will have problems meeting the requirements of the GDPR. These limitations in Microsoft Dynamics C5 mean that we at Obtain Group recommend upgrading to one of Microsoft’s other systems if you are currently using the C5 accounting software. The ERP system Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the obvious upgrade for the smaller companies that currently use C5. One can also consider Finance & Operations, but it is primarily aimed at the very large companies. No matter which solution you choose, we are ready to assist at Obtain Group.

Support by Microsoft

Since Microsoft Dynamics C5 is old program, it also means that Microsoft has stopped supporting it. It is important to point out that this does not mean that you can no longer use the program, but it does mean that the program is no longer updated and improved by Microsoft, and that the warranty claim has been discontinued.

Time to Upgrade!

Dynamics 365 Business Central is an accounting solution for small and medium-sized companies, in trade, service and production.
If you have an older C5 program (up to version 2012), you have the opportunity to move to Dynamics 365 Business Central, and at the same time take advantage of the attractive migration offer. Companies that have an active update agreement with Microsoft are offered a 40% discount on the applicable Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud license prices. Note; these are named users in Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud.