Microsoft Dynamics NAV is or was one of the most popular ERP solutions worldwide.
Why was? In 2018, the name was changed to Dynamics 365 Business Central. Nevertheless, the name Dynamics NAV is still very familiar today. Over time, Microsoft has optimised its ERP software and expanded its range. Until today, the ERP solution has been able to assert itself in many industries and companies.
Basically, Microsoft ERP solution is a software solution that has been improved and enriched in terms of functions and deployment options over the past years. This has given rise to the various names.
Microsoft took over the already developed Danish Navision Software A/S in 2002 and integrated it into the Microsoft Business Solutions division.
Later, the umbrella brand Dynamics was created and the name was changed to Dynamics NAV (for SMEs). In addition, Dynamics AX was developed for large companies.
In 2018, the name was changed to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Nevertheless, the old names are still familiar today.
1Dynamics NAV support
You use Microsoft Dynamics NAV and want to keep it that way?
We can provide support for older Microsoft Dynamics NAV versions. If you switch to us as a partner company and only want to upgrade later, we already know your system and are well trained.
2Optimize Dynamics NAV
You use Microsoft Dynamics NAV and want to improve the system?
You do not have to upgrade directly to Business Central. We can nevertheless improve your system within the scope of what is technically possible (e.g. add little things or carry out small “technical upgrades”).
3Upgrade Dynamics NAV
Are you using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and looking to upgrade?
Are you ready to leave behind your aging Dynamics NAV solution to upgrade to a new, shiny and feature-rich Dynamics 365 Business Central platform? Very well, this is our daily bread, as you can read in our references.
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„I can get a superior software anywhere. The decisive factor is tailored consulting and support from a reliable partner.“
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Without Dynamics NAV and anaptis, we would not have been able to meet the needs of our clientele and the market.
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV was one of the most popular ERP solutions in the world. In 2018, it was renamed to Dynamics 365 Business Central, which still exists today. Even though the ERP system is no longer called that, the name “Dynamics NAV” is also still very common.
Since 2018, the ERP product line has been continued under the name Dynamics 365 Business Central – instead of Microsoft Dynamics NAV including the year.
This name change is primarily due to Microsoft’s focus on the cloud. But we can give the all-clear: It is “cloud first, but not cloud only”. The solution will continue to be available as a purchased license within the company (on-premises).
Even though the ERP solution Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been replaced by the solution Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, we still support our existing customers in older versions.
With the help of the ERP solution Microsoft Dynamics NAV (since 2018 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central), small and medium-sized enterprises can manage, automate and optimize their business processes.
The costs for Dynamics NAV (since 2018 Dynamics 365 Business Central) are based on the following criteria:
– Deployment variant (cloud, on-premises)
– Licensing (Essentials, Premium, Team Members)
– Number of users
You can find an overview on our pricing page.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the successor of the ERP solution Navision. After the system was initially known as Navision, Microsoft renamed it Microsoft Dynamics NAV. However, then another renaming took place in 2018, which became known as Dynamics 365 Business Central on the market and still exists today.
The name changes go hand in hand with Microsoft’s optimizations and expansion of its offering.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the successor of the ERP solution Navision. After the system was initially known as Navision, Microsoft renamed it Microsoft Dynamics NAV. However, then another renaming took place in 2018, which became known as Dynamics 365 Business Central on the market and still exists today. The name changes go hand in hand with Microsoft’s optimizations and expansion of its offering.
In addition, the licensing has changed from so-called concurrent to named users. The programming language has changed from C/AL to AL.
Of course. You can find all the information you need on our partner change page.
There are different methods of upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central. Generally, the waterfall model or an agile approach is distinguished. We have developed our own agile methodology: First, we do the rough planning (all required functionalities, project start, framework) within 3-4 days.
After that we get down to the implementation in 4-week iterative phases or sprints. For each phase we plan the sprint, conceptualize the tasks and the budget and implement them after your approval. At the end, the customer must test the implementations of a phase and assess the quality. After that the next implementation phase will start. Tasks that have not been completed are transferred to the next implementation phase. This procedure is repeated in each of the implementation phases.
At the end, the implementations are compiled. We then train your team and have them test the system extensively before going live with it.
All information about upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central can be found on our upgrade page.
The way and duration of setting up Dynamics NAV (since 2018 Dynamics 365 Business Central) varies from company to company. Different factors (e.g. deployment option, size, proportion of individual requirements) play a role here.
Deploying the online solution takes only a few minutes. The time it takes to set up your on-premises solution is longer due to the setup of the on-premises (local) components alone, as the necessary server systems (database, application, etc.) have to be provided. In addition, the following points are relevant:
– If applicable, support during the introduction of the system (very individual)
– If necessary, setup of the Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) environment: new user accounts or takeover/synchronization of the local Active Directory accounts for easier administration (very individual)
– If necessary, takeover of extensions (very individual)
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