Streamlining Business Central Data Migration with a Free App

By Published On: May 25, 2023Categories: Microsoft Dynamics 365 BC

Insight Works Import Export PowerTool logoData migration is essential for growing business, particularly during a Business Central deployment. System integrators, Microsoft Partners, and IT professionals are usually responsible for transferring data, but migrating data from outdated systems to modern ones such as Dynamics 365 Business Central can be complex. To ensure a smooth Business Central data migration, these experts rely on tools like Microsoft RapidStart and the Import Export PowerTool from Insight Works.

Understanding Microsoft RapidStart and Its Applications

RapidStart is a data migration tool for transferring data to Dynamics 365 Business Central during a Business Central deployment. It offers a user-friendly interface, supports various data formats, and can be customized to meet specific business requirements.

However, RapidStart has some limitations. Its most notable drawback is that it can be slow and unwieldy for large-scale Business Central data migration projects, leading to delays and mistakes. Moreover, RapidStart offers limited functionality and adaptability—necessitating Microsoft Excel skills which may be available to only some users.

Introducing the Free Import Export PowerTool from Insight Works

Insight Works’ Import Export PowerTool is a complementary app designed for system integrators, Microsoft Partners, and IT professionals who need to efficiently and rapidly migrate Business Central data during a Business Central deployment. Key features of the app include:

  • High-speed data import and export: Enables swift data migration—saving time and enhancing efficiency and productivity.
  • Capability to manage high or low-volume data migration tasks: Ideal for businesses with significant data migration requirements.
  • Automatic insertion of lot and serial numbers: Streamlines the process of inserting lot and serial numbers during inventory updates—leading to precise data and minimizing errors.
  • Generation of record links and notes: Simplifies record management and lowers the likelihood of errors when creating or modifying new records.
  • Bulk data editing: The Import Export PowerTool enables users to edit data en masse—accelerating and streamlining the process of modifying large data sets.
  • Option to deactivate Change Log during imports: This feature can save time and minimize clutter—resulting in a more organized and efficient data migration process.
  • No need for Excel skills: The Import Export PowerTool eliminates the necessity for Excel skills—making it accessible to a broader range of users and reducing the demand for specialized training.
  • Creation and storage of configurations as batches: This functionality allows for repeatable and consistent data migrations—leading to higher data accuracy and a lower risk of errors.

The Import Export PowerTool app from Insight Works offers a significant edge over Microsoft RapidStart for Business Central data migration tasks. Its impressive import and export speeds, flexibility, and features make it the top choice for system integrators, Microsoft Partners, and IT experts responsible for data migration during a Business Central deployment.

If you still need to, we encourage you to install the Import Export PowerTool from Microsoft AppSource and see the difference it can make in optimizing your Business Central data migration process. To learn more, visit

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Written by: Insight Works