Microsoft Dynamics NAV
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Change in Grace Period Policy for Dynamics NAV Enhancement Plan Renewals, Effective March 1, 2011
Microsoft announced it will no longer allow a grace period for Dynamics NAV Enhancement Plan renewals, effective March 1, 2011. As a result we are adjusting our payment schedules for Dynamics NAV Enhancement Plan renewals. Under the new process we will send out renewal reminders 90 days before your current plan lapses. This will allow our clients some time for questions and answers as needed before payment is made. We will request payment 30 days in advance of the renewal date to avoid any possible disruption of benefits and to avoid any re-enrollment fees.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 and SaaS Enablement
The amazing technology architecture improvements in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2, particularly as they apply to streaming the client to remote users utilizing Microsoft’s App-v technology, may set you free from the cost and complexity of Remote Desktop Protocol or VPN connections. Learn more.
Extending the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Solution
Microsoft has released two new user licenses to address the situation where less than a standard full access user license is required. These licenses allow users to perform employee self-service processes, operational tasks through multiple devices, and reporting designed for people who are not full ERP users. Learn more.
Unwrapping the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 Package
Streamlined remote access capability over the Internet for the RoleTailored Client (RTC)... Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) technology to minimize maintenance and administration costs for remote and local users... integrated Payment Services functionality... NAV to CRM integration... Learn more.
Just in Time for Christmas... Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 is going to pack a wallop of powerful new capabilities to enhance the business user's productivity. What use could you make of Microsoft Dynamics CRM integration, Online Payment Service, RoleTailored Client Access for those on the go, Treemap Analysis and Timeline Visualization, or Filter on subforms? Learn more.
NAV 2009 SP1: Keyboard Shortcuts
Looking for some easy ways to move around in Microsoft Dynamics NAV? See shortcuts.
Sharpen Your Competitive Edge with Microsoft Dynamics Business Intelligence Solutions
Microsoft Dynamics® business intelligence solutions can help your business gain a substantial competitive advantage by helping you make smart business decisions. Learn more.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Compatibility with Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010
Is your version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV compatible with Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010? Find out here.
Supply Chain Management Software — Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Microsoft Dynamics NAV offers extensible, familiar supply chain management (SCM) software that can reduce barriers to productivity and efficiency, and help your organization deliver what customers need, when they need it. Learn more.
Customize Your Experience with New Features in CustomerSource
New functionality in CustomerSource will make it easier for you to customize your web experience, freeing you up to spend more time supporting your customers and your business, and less time looking for information. Learn more.
Time to Vote Yourself Off the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0 Island?
We've had a chance to evaluate the upgrade process from NAV 4.0 to NAV 2009 — now we're ready to review and plan for your individual scenarios. It's time to catch the 2009 wave! Learn more.
News about Microsoft Dynamics CRM integration with Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Recently, Microsoft confirmed that it will be providing built-in integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM in the next release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Learn more about the benefits to you.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV + Office 2010 + SharePoint 2010 = The Future of Productivity
With the recent release of Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010, organizations that deploy the latest desktop productivity software alongside their Microsoft Dynamics business solutions stand to realize considerable productivity gains and greater return on their software investments. Learn more.
Looking Forward to New Functionality in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 will deliver on software-plus-services vision and include CRM integration and online payment service. Learn more.
Boost Productivity, Improve Collaboration, and Increase Adaptability while Reducing Costs
By running Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM software on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, alongside Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, you can help your people accomplish more, sharpen the adaptability and performance of your business, and strengthen connections with key partners and customers. Learn more.
Dynamics NAV Tips & Tricks
Make life a little easier with tips on NAV fields, the general ledger account name field, automatic backups, copying a Sales Quote document. Learn more.
The Unofficial NAV Glossary
Everything you always wanted to know about NAV that starts with "A." Learn more.
Better Together: Microsoft Dynamics + Microsoft Office 2010 + SharePoint Server 2010
Running Microsoft Dynamics with Microsoft Office 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 empowers your employees by providing them with the best productivity experience across the PC, phone and browser. Learn more.
Developing Role Centers
Developing Role Centers is a great way to dramatically increase your company's productivity, but takes skill as well as business acumen. Learn more.
With Dynamics NAV you have a lot of choices when it comes to your reporting needs. Exploring your options may lead to cost reductions and improved efficiency. Learn more.
Business Intelligence and Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Go Beyond Reporting
BIO Express is an affordable BI application that is completely integrated with Dynamics NAV. Join us on January 19 at 11 a.m. PST for a one-hour webinar hosted by BIO Analytics that will show you how business intelligence can help your company. Learn more.
RoleTailored Client Control Add-in Overview
With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1, you use RoleTailored client control add-ins to extend the RoleTailored client to create your own custom functionality. Learn more.
Registration Opens January 6 for Convergence 2010 in Atlanta, April 24 - 27
Convergence is the premier Microsoft Dynamics event, offering you a unique opportunity to network with your peers, partners, Microsoft team members, and industry experts together to share ideas and knowledge - all in one place. Learn more.
Dynamics NAV Tips & Tricks
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Web services make it easy for other systems to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Learn more.
BIO Express Opens Up Business Intelligence for Dynamics NAV
Empowering managers and employees with your crucial business data and information in a meaningful way is the best strategy to create organizational knowledge that enables achievement of positive and sustainable results. Now with BIO Express, BI has become as straight-forward as the Internet. Learn more.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0 Mainstream Support is Expiring
On January 12, 2010, Microsoft will end mainstream support for Dynamics NAV version 4.0, and all of its related service packs. Learn more.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Collections Management
This powerful application will allow you to systematize your collections process, reduce your receivables significantly, and generate what could prove to be a substantial cash flow. Learn more.
Managing Those Pesky Fixed Assets
As we begin the 4th quarter of this unforgettable year, we find that many of you are beginning to ask questions and plan for year end (I know some of you are thinking that it can't come soon enough). In the course of typical year end considerations, and particularly in light of heightened concern about corporate taxes and capital gains with the new White House administration, we have dug out a great set of reference documents for establishing and managing your fixed assets in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Even though these documents were written a few years ago, they are still very relevant to understanding and executing the necessary steps relative to your fixed assets.
Please enjoy the article and give us a call should you have any questions about these procedures or if you want to add the fixed assets functionality to your system.
Sales and Purchase Document Approval in Microsoft Dynamics NAV
How can you speed order processing and make sure the right people are making approvals? By using e-mail notifications for quotes, sales and purchase orders, invoices, credit memos, blanket orders, and other important documents. Learn more.
Meeting the Challenge of E-Commerce Success
With the help of ICS Support and Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Perma-Chink found a way to maintain their ourstanding customer relationships while simultaneously growing their e-commerce business in a very cost effective manner. Learn more.
What the Future Holds: Dynamics NAV Statement of Direction
This overview of the future plans and product roadmap from 2009-2017 will help you stay more informed about your solution so you can plan accordingly. Learn more.
Filtering Basics in NAV Classic Client
Filters are a way of reducing the number of records that you are looking at. We will be looking at the Field Filter and the Table Filter in this document. Learn more.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Style Sheets
How would you like to export data from forms in Microsoft Dynamics NAV to other programs such as Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Excel by simply clicking a button? Learn more.
What's in Your Toolbox?
Efficiency is the bottom line of every “how to weather the economy” article we've read lately. Dynamics NAV is a powerful ERP application with a set of development tools we can put to work for you to enhance your efficiency. Learn more.
Visions of the Future of Your ERP
Thomas Wailgum, writing in CIO, considers Microsoft "The Next Big ERP Innovator." Find out why.
Save More on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Through June 26
Up to 20% OFF Business Intelligence modules/granules, up to 25% OFF user and module license purchases, and a special Loyalty Offer for long-time customers. Find out more.
Cut Costs, Raise Profits, and Improve Service with Inventory Ranking
Inventory ranking can help you effectively manage inventory - minimizing inventory costs and generating higher profits with better customer service and fewer back orders - while using the Dynamics NAV software package that you already know and understand. Learn more.
Making Hay While Clouds Loom Part 2: Analyzing and Reducing Inventory Levels
To maximize cash flow, we need to manage costs. How well are you managing inventory costs? Learn more.
Excel-lence: Dealing with Overlength Entries when Transferring Data between Systems
When you are transferring information to an accounting system, such as Dynamics NAV or any other database, how do you adjust your existing data to fit within the rules and field sizes of the new, or target, system? Learn more.
Making Hay While Clouds Loom: Preparing Your Business to Grow When the Economic Storm Blows Over
It's clearly time to batten down the hatches and weather the storm. But what are you doing underneath those hatches to ensure that your business will be in a position to grow when the storm blows over? Microsoft Dynamics NAV can assist you with these tasks in ways you probably haven't thought of before. Learn more.
Microsoft Releases Dynamics NAV 2009
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is a comprehensive, innovative business management solution that helps people work faster and smarter, and gives businesses the flexibility to adapt to new opportunities and growth. It can make your ERP more effective and fuel individual and company-wide productivity. Learn more.
Do You Have Multiple Companies? A Solution To Find Yourself in the Right One in Dynamics NAV.
Have you ever started entering data in Dynamics NAV only to realize you were in the wrong company? We have the solution. Learn more.
Managing Your Inventory: Are Greater Discounts a Greater Bargain?
In an effort to boost sales in these economic conditions, many suppliers are reducing their free freight minimums and/or are offering even deeper discounts. How can you tell when these promotions are justified? Learn more.
December 2 Microsoft Road Show Provides Unique Learning Opportunity, Special Discount Offers
Attend this unique Microsoft webcast to learn best practices from Microsoft Dynamics specialists who will conduct solution-specific business process sessions focused on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. All customers attending will be eligible for special discount offers. Learn more.
Gain a Competitive Edge with Business Intelligence for Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Organizations that can exploit their own data to gain insight and make informed decisions have a clear competitive advantage. Regardless of the size of your organization, Microsoft Dynamics NAV can provide the tools you need for your business intelligence strategy. Learn more.
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Dynamics NAV 2009: “Wow! What a Difference a Version Can Make.”
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009's “Role Tailored Client” (RTC) is much more than a customized user menu. It's a way for your employees to interact with the system to establish priorities, communicate internally on tasks, and ultimately become more efficient to enable your business growth. And Dynamics NAV 2009 offers so much more... Learn more.
Do You Need More Users? Microsoft Has a Deal for You.
Are you feeling the need to expand your number of concurrent users of Dynamics NAV? Now is the time! Microsoft has announced a “new user” promotion for existing Dynamics NAV clients through December 19, 2008. Here are the details:
- Buy 2 NAV Professional users and get ½ off the 3rd (limited to one purchase)
- Buy 5 NAV Professional users and get one free (limited to a total of 10 free system manager users per customer)
The fine print: To qualify for the promotion, you must have been licensed for at least 120 days. Discount does not apply to Dynamics Enhancement fees – standard Enhancement fees apply.
Please contact Mike Packard at email@example.com for a quote today!
Microsoft Commits to the Future of Dynamics NAV
In an open letter to Microsoft Dynamics users, the company reconfirms its commitment to Dynamics solutions and the customer service that accompanies them. Read more (PDF).
An Easy Way to Select a Date in Any Form
The Date Chooser Tool can be added to any date field in Dynamics NAV and can be used in any version of Dynamics NAV. Learn more.
Ask Us Your Questions for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developers
The annual Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner Conference is coming October 19th - 22nd. This is our chance to ask your questions, so let us know what you want to know! Learn more.
Help Us Help You
If an issue is important, quantify it. Make it clear to the other party why it is important, and do it with a quantity. Here's how.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Fully Compatible with Microsoft Windows Server 2008
In beginning of August 2008 Microsoft finalized testing of compatibility of Microsoft Dynamics® NAV 4.0 SP3 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1 with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and we are proud to announce that test results were positive and Microsoft Dynamics NAV now runs on Microsoft Dynamics Windows Server 2008.
For additional details please contact Mike Packard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collections Management Turns Your Receivables into Cash Flow
Reduce your receivables by as much as 5% or even more! This easy-to-use yet powerful Collections Management system can begin to manage your cash flow much more effectively in as little as an hour. Learn more.
Upcoming Educational and Networking Dynamics NAV Events
The NAV User Group Forum (NAVUG) will host its annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 15th and 16th. Or, pack your bags for Europe and Convergence 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 19th and 20th. Learn more.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tips & Tricks
The Sales Document Info-Pane and the Dynamics NAV Record Links feature give you great ways to save time and access more information - when you need it, where you need it. Learn more.
How Does Your Distribution Stack Up Against the Industry?
The Distribution 2008 Executive Summary can help you see where you stand - and Dynamics NAV can help you do even better. Learn more.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 in Action Free Webinar
July 11, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
If you are searching for a better way to manage your business, this is a great opportunity to see why Microsoft Dynamics NAV is used by over 1,000,000 users installed in over 65,000 companies worldwide. The presentation will touch on unprecedented drill-down and around capability, navigation, business alerts, integrated customer relationship management, sales and inventory control. Learn more.
Get the Most Value from Your Dynamics NAV Solution at Our Advanced Solutions Showcase
Businesses often realize substantial gains when an integrated business system such as Dynamics NAV is first implemented. As your business grows and your needs change, opportunities for gaining additional value abound.
To help you get the most value from your solution, beginning in July, ICS will be hosting a monthly seminar on advanced solutions for your business. The events will be a mixture of in-person and web-based seminars designed to address current, real-world business challenges, provide you with access to functional experts who can answer your questions, and when appropriate, give you hands-on experience. Find out more.
Use a Downturn to Prepare for Growth
A downturn in the economy can become an ideal time to look at your internal infrastructure and systems to ensure that you are poised for the next growth phase. Microsoft Financing offers some very flexible terms. Call Mike Packard at 425-820-6120 to discuss how to take advantage of the incentives and plan for the IT solutions that will work best for your needs.
Make Smarter Decisions with Business Intelligence
With business intelligence software offerings you can gainvaluable insighst into your business, make smart decisions, and improve business performance. Now, with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, small and mid-sized companies can take advantage of tools and capabilities that are usually only available to large companies. FInd out more with this white paper (PDF).
Automatic Alerts Can Save the Day with Timely Warnings
Are there business situations you would like Dynamics NAV to automatically alert you to? Microsoft Dynamics NAV's Business Notification feature comes with six out-of-the-box event templates which you can customize for alerts to be sent to your team and/or business partners. Learn more.
5.0 Service Pack Brings Enhancements Across the Board
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 Service Pack 1 was released on March 28th. Timed with the release of Dynamics Mobile, the Dynamics NAV team has made over 300 improvements and further optimized NAV for Microsoft SQL - which resulted in a dramatic 40% increase in performance (on certain types of transactions).
Areas of improvement include NAV sales and purchase document approvals, customer prepayments, intercompany purchase cost distribution, service management, general ledger, inventory costing and item tracking, manufacturing planning engine, and jobs. The new release reinforces NAV's core values of simplicity, rich end-to-end functionality, adaptability and customization, international scope, and ease of use, implementation, and maintenance.
To assist in your own IT strategy and planning, download the Microsoft Dynamics NAV product roadmap (PDF).
Introducing Dynamics Mobile - Put Microsoft Dynamics into the Hands of the People Who Need it Most
Did you know that only 15 percent of a company's employees actually use the business management system? And those 15% are the people furthest from the action. With Microsoft Dynamics Mobile you can plug your customer's employees into your Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution. Give them what they need, at their fingertips, when they need it. Let them check product availability, update key figures, and process orders – fast and error-free. Microsoft Dynamics Mobile software powers advanced, easy-to-use Windows Mobile-based devices that help organizations with field sales, mobile professionals, mobile service technicians or support staff to drive increased productivity, open new business opportunities and to reduce costs.
The release also contains Mobile Sales, which is the first mobile application for Microsoft Dynamics NAV from Microsoft Dynamics Mobile. Mobile Sales is role-tailored and task-oriented and an ideal solution for field sales representatives and other mobile employees who need to work in remote locations. The field sales representatives can plan visits, review relevant sales information, and create orders. Microsoft Dynamics Mobile will be localized for Microsoft Dynamics NAV in 29 countries. Learn more (PDF).
Five Year Mainstream Support Declared at Convergence 2008
Convergence 2008 took place March 11-14 in Orlando, Florida with over 9,500 attendees. Keynotes from Steve Ballmer, CEO, Kirill Tatarinov, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Business Solutions, and Kevin Shofield, General Manager, Microsoft Research gave insight as to the future of Dynamics ERP and technology in general. Learn more.
Microsoft Connect Lets Customers Vote on Product Features
Microsoft Connect was also announced at Convergence 2008. This is a program that effectively allows you to provide requests and features directly to Microsoft Dynamics R&D team through CustomerSource. It also allows you to vote on features that other customers and other partners may have reported, thus giving us a better view on what you feel is important to you, and what's important to the community at large.
Access to Microsoft Connect does require a current software enhancement agreement with Microsoft. CustomerSource, the Microsoft Dynamics user portal, contains downloads and updates, documentation, discussion boards, unlimited online training, a knowledgebase, news and event announcements.
For more information about Microsoft Connect, goto https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=104.