Business Central Deployment Options
Deployment Options for Dynamics 365 Business Central
Dynamics 365 Business Central comes in 2 flavors, On-Premise (formerly Microsoft Dynamics NAV) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Dynamics 365 Business Central on premise can be deployed on your server, in a data center, or on Azure. SaaS is in the cloud and is accessed via a web browser.
Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premise
With the on premise version, you can buy a perpetual license (a one-time cost) and deploy it on a physical server that is managed by you or your IT provider. You can also deploy it in a data center or on Azure. This is called Bring Your Own License (BYOL).
You can subscribe to it and pay a monthly fee per user. Subscription is deployed in a data center or on Azure.
Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS
This deployment model, which is in the cloud, is a monthly fee per user. The back end Infrastructure is managed by Microsoft and the software is accessed through a browser.