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Microsoft Dynamics NAV

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV Software Snapshot

Microsoft Dynamics NAV for 2016 has a whole new face that you might want to look at for your small to medium sized manufacturing company. It is easier to integrate with other external applications and it is user friendly for people already familiar with other Microsoft products. NAV is geared towards working with most mobile devices, and it is moving to working in the cloud in a hurry. Learn more from CTS about specific features on Microsoft NAV 2016.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV was originally developed and sold in Europe before being introduced to North America in the late 1990’s. It is a complete ERP software solution for small to 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, accounting and financial transactions for small manufacturing, 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.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an excellent solution for financial accounting and distribution. It also is a suitable ERP software product for light or straightforward repetitive manufacturing. But manufacturers will need third-party applications to meet more complex requirements involving engineer to order/configure to order or batch. 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 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 100,000 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)
  • Dynamics NAV resellers vary greatly in their ability to install and support the product properly
  • The great majority of manufacturers who buy NAV will require one or more third party products

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Software Updates

May 2016:

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Universal App makes Dynamics NAV accessible from tablets and phones. It does not replace NAV by any means, but it allows uers away from their office to access their NAV operations and ddata.

January 2016:

Among the new features on NAV for 2016:

  • Set up Workflow processes connecting tasks for different users. Workflow Templates appear in a workflowwindow, that you can copy and modify to create workflows.
  • Send and receive business documents electronically (aand not via email attachments) via an external provider of document exchange services. NAV 2016 offers a provider of document exchange services,preconfigured and ready to be set up for your company.
  • Set up and customize Document Sending Profiles for different users
  • New and improved integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Integration with Microsoft Social Engagement
  • Cross Column Search across lists on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client

October 2015:

Microsoft Dynamics NAV for 2016 becomes available, offering many new features and better interoperability with other systems, strong BI features, and more.

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