5 Reasons Users are Excited to Upgrade from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central

by | Updated August 1, 2020 | Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dynamics NAV

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It’s rare to be excited about a big change – especially when it comes to a new ERP solution that will change how users complete their daily tasks. However, users have a real reason to look forward to moving from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central. While adjusting to a new solution is always the first hurdle for any user at any company, users will quickly realize how much Dynamics 365 will help them when it comes to completing tasks more efficiently and locating the information they need. This article highlights the five reasons why users are ready to move to Dynamics 365 Business Central.

1. Increased productivity

There are few things as frustrating as not being able to complete tasks in a timely manner because of outdated technology or disparate systems. Juggling multiple applications to search for and compile data is time-consuming and inefficient. This can drive users to come up with workarounds to sidestep the barriers they face, which can negatively impact the business processes you have in place. Additionally, workarounds can impact security.

Dynamics 365 features an easy-to-use interface that is intuitive to what each user needs depending on their role type. Data is at the core of the system, which integrates with a variety of other applications, putting information directly into each user’s hands instantaneously with no manual imports or pulling information from a variety of platforms.

With modern technology, processes that used to take hours can be completed in minutes.

2. Access to complete suite of apps to make work easier

While Business Central includes the majority of features and functionality to get the job done, there are specific business requirements that may require an app that provides more functionality. Dynamics 365 integrates with thousands of add-ons and apps that are available for immediate download. These apps are built as extensions of the system and are always compatible with the latest release. Popular apps or add-ons include tax management, payroll functionality, enhanced reporting, and much more.

3. Data quality and integrity

Do you trust the data that is in your current system? Or do you question its reliability and integrity? The process of moving from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central includes taking a critical look at your data. Your company can choose which data to bring into the new system, ensuring you start with a clean slate and quality data that is reliable.

4. Reporting and Data Insights

Because data is at the core of the product, users have the ability to compile information from multiple sources including Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Teams, and more. This information provides insights that help users make informed business decisions. Additionally, in each user’s dashboard view, charts and graphs are updated in real-time that provide users with an instant view of problem areas or where goals are being exceeded.

Power BI also integrates with Dynamics 365, compiling information from any source into customized reports, charts, and graphs that can be created in minutes. Gathering, compiling, and analyzing data has never been easier.

5. Ability to learn and use new technology

While new technology is a benefit for your organization as a whole, it’s also a major benefit for your users. In order to remain marketable and up to date on skills, users need to know and understand the latest in technology. By moving to Dynamics 365, you’re giving your users the ability to keep up to date with technology. Additionally, due to the seamless integration across the Microsoft stack, your users can learn to create no-code Power Apps to complete business processes, generate Power BI reports, program Virtual Agents, and much more.

Educational webinars and training sessions are offered by Stoneridge Software that addresses each of these modern technologies and can teach your users how to best utilize the entire platform.

When you’re ready to learn more about how Dynamics 365 can benefit both your organization and your employees, chat with our experts at Stoneridge Software.

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