Administrative tasks in Business Central | Microsoft Docs

Central administration tasks are usually performed by one role in the company. The scope of these tasks can depend on the company's size and the administrator's job responsibilities. These tasks can include managing database synchronization of job and email queues, setting up users, and customizing the user interface.

Entering the correct setup values from the start is important to the success of any new business software. Business Central includes a number of setup guides that help you set up core data. For more information, see Setting Up Business Central.

Whether you use RapidStart Services to implement setup values or you manually enter them in the new company, you can support your setup decisions with some general recommendations for selected setup fields that are known to potentially cause the solution to be inefficient if defined incorrectly.

A super user or an administrator can set up the Data Exchange Framework to enable users to export and import data in bank and payroll files, for example for various cash management processes.


You can set up a new company in Business Central with RapidStart Services, which is a tool designed to shorten deployment times, improve quality of implementation, introduce a repeatable approach to implementations, and enhance productivity by automating and simplifying recurring tasks. For more information, see Setting Up a Company With RapidStart Services.

The following table describes a sequence of tasks, with links to the topics that describe them.

To See
Add users, manage permissions and access to data, assign roles. Understanding Profiles and Role Centers
Assign permissions to users, modify permission sets, and group users per permissions. Managing Users and Permissions
Classify data sensitivities for fields so that you can respond to requests from data subjects related to their personal data. Classifying Data Sensitivity
Respond to requests from data subjects related to their personal data. Responding to Requests About Personal Data
Set up a new business unit using templates Creating New Companies
Track all direct modifications that users make to data in the database to identify the origin of errors and data changes. Logging Changes
Enter single or recurring requests to run reports or codeunits. Using Job Queues to Schedule Tasks
Manage, delete, or compress documents Deleting Documents
Expose pages, codeunits, and queries as web services. Publishing a Web Service
As a part of creating Connect apps between Business Central and 3rd-party solutions through REST APIs, define templates that are used to populate empty properties on an entity when you create a POST action through an API. Configuring API Templates
Encrypt data on the Business Central server by generating new or importing existing encryption keys that you enable on the server. Managing Data Encryption
Connect Dynamics 365 for Sales with Business Central to obtain seamless integration between customer relations and order processing in the lead-to-cash process. Integrating with Dynamics 365 for Sales
Change which fields and actions are shown in the user interface to fit your company's business processes and extend the solution with apps. Customizing Business Central

See Also

Business Functionality
General Business Functionality
Working with Business Central
Getting Started

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