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Upgrading from NAV to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central


If you’re currently running Microsoft Dynamics NAV and are considering upgrading to Business Central, there’s never been a better time than now. With enhanced features and an extended level of functionality, upgrading has never delivered so much.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the latest evolution of the Dynamics NAV product that is trusted and used by over 160,000+ businesses, and more than 2.7 million users. Business Central brings a slick new interface to the old Dynamics NAV system that has been in use the past few years, making it easier to use, and adding in a range of new productivity tools to make sure the systems helps you, rather than hinders you.

There are two hosting options when it comes to Business Central: Cloud and On-Premise. Public Cloud hosting provides you with a solution that is automatically updated, similar to Private Cloud hosting, however this option gives you control of what updates you want to receive and the resources available to your solution. On-Premise hosting may be the better option for customers who have invested heavily in their own on-premise infrastructure. The choice is entirely yours, allowing you to pick the option that best suits your business.

Another major benefit to upgrading from Microsoft NAV to Business Central is the difference in licensing. With any previous versions of NAV, your business would have had to purchase concurrent licenses. With Business Central, Microsoft has opted for named user licenses, making granting your team members access that little bit easier.

Furthermore, Business Central lets you easily tailor the features of the system to meet your business’ requirements. This is done through the use of extendable applications which can be built by partners to complete a number of different tasks including finances, sales, and more.

Not only does Business Central have an increase in functionality, but it is also the perfect middle ground between C/AL modifications and the new Business Central extension-based platform. If your business has a lot of customisation built into its solution, then upgrading to Business Central is the easiest way to enhance your system, rather than having to spend time re-doing previous customisations on a new system.

Staying up to date in today’s modern climate is essential to keeping your bus8iness on track. By being on the most recent version of Dynamics 365, you receive all the benefits of Microsoft’s latest research and development breakthroughs. These are not always compatible with older versions of NAV, however, being on Business Central means you’ll never miss out on the latest technologies.

If you’d like to learn more about upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, get in touch with a member of our team today, here.

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