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Microsoft Dynamics NAV is now Dynamics 365 Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics Nav is now Dynamics 365 Business Central
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV is now Dynamics 365 Business Central

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For years, Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been the perfect business-management tool for small – to mid-sized businesses. It’s flexibility and extensive feature list have helped streamline order processing, sales, accounting, inventory management and much more. Worldwide, Microsoft Dynamics NAV has more than 2.7 million users. Now Dynamics NAV has a new name: Dynamics 365 Business Central. No doubt users of Dynamics NAV now are wondering: What’s the difference? How will this impact my business? Will we need to learn new software?

Is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central the same as Dynamics NAV?

In terms of how you use, the features it contains, and the ways it can help a business, Microsoft  Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV are very similar. Otherwise there is one big difference: Dynamics 365 Business Central takes all the power of Dynamics NAV and puts it in the cloud. For a business, this change confers several advantages:

• Dynamics 365 Business Central gives you the same power and functionality whether you’re working on a desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

• Users of Dynamics 365 Business Central enjoy freedom from maintaining IT infrastructure to support business needs, freeing up resources to pursue measures that drive business growth.

• Businesses using Dynamics 365 Business Central always have the latest version of the software, with the most up-do-date security features.

All of this comes with a clean, modern interface that will be familiar to current users of Microsoft Dynamics 365 products.  Also, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central comes with new features such as improved relationship insights, deeper integration with Microsoft Outlook, and an improved search tool. If a business desires, Dynamics 365 Business Central is easily deployed on-premise. Whether deployed to the cloud or in-house, the transition from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central is as seamless as a regular NAV upgrade.

What does Dynamics 365 Business Central really do?

Dynamics 365 Business Central is the all-in-one tool a business needs to become more agile, efficient, and customer-focused. Here is a little of what it offers:

• Financial management and accounting. Keep track of your cash, assets, and banking with at-a-glance ease.

• Supply chain, manufacturing and operations. Quickly track and manage production, inventory, customer orders, and vendors.

• Sales and service. Manage business contacts, new sales opportunities, keep up with customer needs, and more.

• Project management. Create detailed bids, track new and existing projects, and manage a business’s capacity.

• Business intelligence and reporting. Today, insight is essential. Dynamics 365 Business Central gives a business the information it needs to achieve success.

Microsoft will make continued investments in artificial intelligence capabilities that leverage the power of Microsoft AI research, tools, and data, to help organizations transform customer service, sales, and marketing functions with Dynamics 365 Business Central.

What is the future of Microsoft Dynamics NAV?

Already using Microsoft Dynamics NAV? Relax! Even though Dynamics NAV is being replaced by Dynamics 365 Business Central, you still can add seats and upgrade it. It’s just that as of April 1, 2019, we won’t be taking new clients  on the Dynamics NAV platform.

How do I get started with Dynamics 365 Business Central?

It’s easy! Here at Integrated Computer Systems, we know what it takes to help you move from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central without missing a beat. Our professionals know what’s in Dynamics 365 and can help you set up a system that has out-of-the-box functionality, or that has custom features specific to a business. We stand behind our work and will do everything in our power to ensure a business’s satisfaction. Contact us today and make the move to Microsoft Dynamics Business Central! You’ll be glad you did.

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