Why Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018?

Regardless of the version you are coming from, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 has some exciting, new features that positions users, management and your business for greater efficiency and growth. If you are thinking, “Why should I upgrade my NAV solution?” the answer is simple. Value!


Role Centers provide insightful visibility to help users prioritize the day, create new transactions, access historical information and print management reports. Queues can be color coded by the user to bring attention to the details that may otherwise slip by during a busy day. For example, if your bank’s loan covenants require your receivables to stay under 90 days, a queue can be set up so an indicator turns red when your oldest receivables reach 75 days. Workers now have the opportunity to call customers to collect payment, without running reports.


Users gain accessibility with improved mobile apps. In a fast moving and mobile environment, users can access data during meetings, on the road or from a café. Whether to provide a prospective customer with the price and availability of a new item or provide your investment firm with the latest EBIDA estimates, the information is at your fingertips.


Not all businesses want to invest their time or money with internal IT. With NAV 2018, you can leverage Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure in Office 365 with Cortana Intelligence. Users would be accessing NAV in a Microsoft-hosted cloud environment, complete with Office 365. Cortana Intelligence is just the sprinkles on the cupcake! Cortana provides machine-learning algorithms that provide predictive indicators for such things as inventory demand, sales forecasting and cash forecasting. You can also host NAV on premise at your facility and it integrates with Power BI, Dynamics Office, Dynamics CRM Online, PowerApps and Microsoft Flow.


Growing businesses need a scalable solution that can grow with them. Whether that means that your user base or your functionality needs are growing, the system must have the tools and horsepower to handle the load. The usability of NAV comes from the list of built-in modules including general ledger, sales and receivables management, purchase and payables management, service management, warehouse management, cash flow management and cost accounting management modules, as well as Microsoft Word document templates, bank integrations, deferral accounting and Jet Express. In addition, with PowerApps and ISV add-on products, Microsoft certified functionality, not found within the core product, can be added without a costly move to new software.


Isn’t working really all about getting it done in the best and most efficient means possible? Users can adapt their screens to their work style. Fields can be moved on-screen so that data entry is logical to the user. Fields can also be set so that the Enter button can bring them to each and every field that data must be entered; hands can stay on the keyboard for optimal key strokes. Custom lists can be created that save the most common filters used to review data. Fact boxes provide information relevant to the transactions being entered without the need to open a new screen. Reports and data lists can be added and modified by the user providing one-click access to all of their daily functions - right from their Role Center.

If you want to see more value out of your Microsoft Dynamics NAV solutions, contact us today. We want to make sure you are on the right path to success and we have a team to help you determine if this is the best solution for your organization.

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