Interested in upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Business Central? You are in the right place! We have compiled a bunch of great resources to help you make an informed decision. If you have more questions, or if you’d like some assistance on your upgrade journey, let us know!
Resources on Upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Business Central
Upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Business Central – Is it Worth it?
Businesses that currently use Dynamics NAV have been slowly making the transition to Dynamics 365 Business Central, but the move to the cloud has ramped up with the announcement of an available pathway to migrate data within the spring 2019 release. As more NAV users are transitioning, an even larger number of users are asking if it’s worth it to transition to Business Central.
Stoneridge Software – Stability of Microsoft Cloud
New Features in Dynamics 365 Business Central and How AppSource Fits In
Preview of User Experience and Platform in Business Central
Understanding the Cost – Dynamics NAV vs Dynamics 365 Business Central
Over the past decade, ERP software has evolved at a faster rate than ever before. Traditional on-premise, siloed systems are being replaced by robust, connected platforms that live in the cloud. Dynamics 365 Business Central is one such system that offers a modern user experience, additional functionality, apps, and business insights – but how much does it cost? When comparing the cost difference between on-premise software solutions like Dynamics NAV or Dynamics GP to Dynamics 365, there are three factors that come into play.
What ‘Moving to the Cloud’ Means to Current NAV Users
A survey completed by PwC showed that 86 percent of CEOs consider Digital their top priority. This aligns with the momentum we’ve seen building among SMB businesses that are embracing technology to transform their business. Microsoft Dynamics 365 is leading the way and helping companies integrate and connect their business solutions. This new inter-connectivity is changing client engagement and customer service, business practices, and how companies are taking advantage of data and intelligence.
New application enhancements, lifecycle management tools, developer tools, and more have been announced for the October 2019 release of Dynamics 365 Business Central. With two major updates each year, Business Central developers are focusing on enhancements requested by users on the Business Central Ideas site. Coming this fall are a variety of functions that will help end users save time and become more efficient within Business Central. A full list of features can be found on the Business Central Ideas site, but below are the top 10 new additions that we’re looking forward to.
SMB companies are steadily embracing the digital transformation and are looking to Dynamics 365 Business Central to serve as the core of their business management technology solution. During the 2019 Directions conference, Brian Meier and Jennifer Rand from Microsoft presented on data migration options to get businesses up and running on Business Central. No matter which ERP system you’re currently using – whether that be Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV, Quickbooks, or a different system – there’s a migration path to move your current data into Business Central.
Upgrade Checklist: 5 Steps to Take Before Upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central
There are five steps that every company should take prior to upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central. These steps will give you the valuable information needed to plan and execute the best possible upgrade scenario for your business. By taking the time to gather information and define business processes and requirements, your Business Central deployment will align with your business and enable your continued growth and success.
Current NAV users have been awaiting a migration path to move data from on-premise Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central. Microsoft has released a path to the cloud through the Intelligent Cloud that will be available for Dynamics NAV 2018 users after the April 2019 release.
We hope this information has been helpful in visualizing the positive impacts of an upgrade. Upgrades can be overwhelming, and we want to help you make this transition as easy as possible, so let us know if we can help you choose the right path for your upgrade.