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Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Dynamics NAV was developed and sold in Europe before being introduced to North America in the late 1990’s. It is a complete ERP software solution for mid-sized organizations that is touted to be fast to implement, easy to configure and simple to use.

This system is especially appealing to businesses that need a flexible and adaptable system with customization capabilities. However, once any significant customization has been done, the software can be very expensive to maintain. Microsoft Dynamics NAV also appeals to organizations that need to do extensive inquiries and research of orders, inventory, financial transactions, etc. The speed and ease with which a user can “drill down” is amazingly strong. Data can be easily filtered and analyzed in almost unlimited ways. When the system can’t provide the detailed level of analysis required, data can be copied and pasted into a spreadsheet or external database for further manipulation.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a suitable ERP software product for light manufacturing, but many manufacturers will need third-party applications to meet more complex requirements. Users who are familiar with Microsoft Office will find Microsoft Dynamics NAV easy to learn, and will be able to quickly take advantage of its many flexible features. Input, processing and inquiry screens are consistent throughout the various functional areas of the system.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP Software Highlights:

  • Complete, feature-rich ERP software that combines financial, distribution, light manufacturing and business intelligence features with CRM, human resources, project management and service management capabilities
  • More than 80,000 customers across 40 countries use Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  • Microsoft, along with its various partners, offers customized cloud computing solutions for their Microsoft Dynamics ERP software solutions, including subscription-based Software as a Service (SaaS)

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV Software Updates

February 2015

You can download and order With Microsoft Dynamics NAV for iPad from the iTunes store. The app feels like Dynamics NAV experience, with an interface designed for touch. Great for anyone at your company anyone who wants access to Dynamics NAV from a touch enabled mobile device.

December 2014

The new Dynamics NAV 2015 offers many benefits to NAV ERP users:

Software as a service solutions for Dynamics NAV mean that Dynamics NAV can be accessed from anywhere via almost any electronic device. Dynamics NAV now has a mobile interface for all applications from most devices including a tablet, the Apple iPad and certain Google Android devices.

With NAV 2015, the company’s ERP software and modules can be closely customized to work specifically with each company’s business processes. Functions like Warehouse inventory can be more easily monitored and tracked.

Dynamics NAV also contains a “Role Center”, which allows users to assign roles to other users, and can also set key performance indicator bars for each role.

Dynamics NAV now also allows report layouts using Microsoft Word rather than the word processor that is native to Dynamics NAV. That means one less thing for users to learn when acclimating themselves to using the software.

July 2014

Price increases on the following license models and editions have taken effect on July 1: Microsoft Dynamics NAV MBL Professional, Microsoft Dynamics GP, MBL User Based Pricing, and BRL Business Essentials.

May 2014

Get connected to NAVUG, Microsoft Dynamics NAV User group to learn how to optimize your use of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This ERP software users group offers remote and face to face get-togethers to share and learn tricks and tools of the trade.

February 2014

Want to install the newest version (R2) of Microsoft Dynamics NAV on the same machine as last year’s version? Sometimes it makes sense for your needs, but you have to know how to do it right, otherwise you can run into trouble. Find directions on installing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 side-by-side with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 so that you do not run into trouble with sharing resources.

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