What is Microsoft Dynamics NAV?

ERP SYSTEM BY MICROSOFT:

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.

Renamed and improved:

Three names - one ERP solution.

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.

Until 2005

Navision

Microsoft took over the already developed Danish Navision Software A/S in 2002 and integrated it into the Microsoft Business Solutions division.

2005-2018

Dynamics NAV

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.

since 2018

Dynamics 365 Business Central

In 2018, the name was changed to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Nevertheless, the old names are still familiar today.

Our question to you:

What would you like to do?

1Dynamics NAV support

You use Microsoft Dynamics NAV and want to keep it that way?

We can provide support for older 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 Dynamics 365 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.

WHAT OUR

customers say about Dynamics NAV.

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Enno Beith

“From the very beginning we were in good hands with the anaptis staff. We always felt that our problems and requirements were understood and appropriate, proactive solutions were proposed.”

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Michael Angenendt

“The investment was necessary and we expect synergy potential in the medium and long term. NAV is an excellent tool with which the areas of CRM, controlling, logistics and purchasing can be managed very well.”

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FAQ about Dynamics NAV.

  • What is Microsoft Dynamics NAV?

    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.

  • Is Dynamics NAV no longer available?

    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-premise).

  • Is Dynamics NAV still supported?

    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.

  • What is Microsoft Dynamics NAV used for?

    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.

  • How much does Microsoft Dynamics NAV cost?

    The costs for Dynamics NAV (since 2018 Dynamics 365 Business Central) are based on the following criteria:

    – Deployment variant (cloud, on-premise)
    – Licensing (Essentials, Premium, Team Members)
    – Number of users

    You can find an overview on our pricing page.

  • What are the key differences between Dynamics NAV and Navision?

    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.

  • What are the key differences between Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central?

    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.

  • Is it possible to switch to anaptis with an existing Dynamics NAV instance?

    Of course. You can find all the information you need on our partner change page.

  • How would an upgrade from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central work?

    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 your approval, 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 of each phase you accept the implemented tasks. Without acceptance, the next implementation phase will not 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.

  • How do I set up Dynamics NAV?

    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-premise solution is longer due to the setup of the on-premise (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)

What can we do for you?

We advise you on all aspects of Dynamics NAV.

Get to know us personally! We will be happy to advise you on any questions you may have about Dynamics NAV. Just contact us and tell us how we can help you.

  • Support for Dynamics NAV
  • Upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • Change of partner

We are looking forward to your request!

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