Dynamics NAV is the most used ERP among all Dynamics ERP systems. With a global footprint, Dynamics NAV has enjoyed a very loyal and customer and partner base. Microsoft is conscious of the fact and hence has ensured a smooth upgrade from existing on premise ERP solution to the cloud and mobile first Dynamics 365 ERP solution.
In the last few years, Microsoft has been aggressively promoting its Dynamics 365 ERP systems Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. Both Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations are cloud-based, modern, and flexible ERP platforms accessible from anywhere, any time, and from any device.
Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV same the share code base; Dynamics 365 Business Central, in so many ways, is considered as the latest version of Dynamics NAV throughout the community.
How many of your recent conversations, with partners and internally, have been around upgrading your Dynamics NAV ERP system to Dynamics 365 Business Central?
Probably a lot of them.
To help businesses make an informed decision, we will share some useful information with you in this and the next two articles. In this article, we will cover the top reasons why businesses must consider upgrading their ERP from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Reasons to upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central
Designed to be accessible from anywhere, any time, and from any device, Dynamics 365 Business Central leverages Microsoft Cloud to make that happen. Microsoft Cloud guarantees amazing scalability and availability without the overheads of maintaining expensive resources and infrastructure.
Dynamics 365 Business Central is not just a cloud service but can also be operated on-premise as a hybrid installation or on your server.
Data security holds prime importance as data is the new oil. Microsoft Cloud offers extraordinary security and stability. With more than 3,500 cyber-security professionals, Microsoft rules the industry in detecting, preventing, and responding to innumerable cyber threats. Staying stress-free regarding data security, your IT staff can perform their best and deliver more. They no longer have to spend their time and energy in managing servers and security regulations.
Advanced Platform and Apps
Dynamics 365 Business Central features an intuitive look and feel that reduces training and ramp-up time for the users. It is easy to use and quite similar to the other solutions offered by Microsoft. In addition, Dynamics 365 Business Central is extremely flexible with amazing new functionality available through add-ons on AppSource.
Dynamics 365 Business Central gives businesses a better understanding of monthly costs, thereby helping a great deal in planning and budgeting. Upgrading to the cloud is a financial shift that reallocates ERP expenditure from costly servers, infrastructure, and upgrades to licensing fees. Once the implementation of Dynamics 365 Business Central is completed, updates to the latest version are done regularly at no incremental cost. In other words, transitioning from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central will be the final upgrade a business will pay for.
Dynamics 365 reduces manual processes and increases efficiency through Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Microsoft’s Power Platform is made up of Power BI and Power Apps that provide you accurate and timely insights for making better business decisions. In addition, Machine Learning helps in equipment monitoring, spam filtering, ad targeting, image detection, forecasting, and much more.
While Dynamics 365 Business Central is considered an extension of Dynamics NAV, there is a lot more to it than just the standard functionalities previously available in Dynamics NAV. Dynamics 365’s true power lies in its ecosystem. Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central ensures that you gain access to that ecosystem – ERP, CRP, Power BI, AI, Power Apps, etc.
In our next blog, we will look at the key things to remember when you upgrade from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central.