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What to Consider When Upgrading Microsoft NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Is your business still operating on an older version of Dynamics NAV? If so, it’s time to consider upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. This cloud-native evolution of NAV offers numerous benefits that can significantly enhance your global business operations.

Why Upgrade?

Cloud-Based Infrastructure

  • Security and Accessibility: Business Central operates on Microsoft’s highly secure cloud infrastructure, safeguarded by over 3,500 cybersecurity professionals. This ensures your data is protected and accessible anytime, anywhere, supporting uninterrupted global operations.
  • Cost Savings: Transitioning to a cloud-based solution eliminates the need for expensive on-premises servers and maintenance, allowing you to reallocate budget from infrastructure to strategic initiatives.

Enhanced Functionality and Integration

  • Seamless Integration: Business Central integrates smoothly with other Microsoft products, such as Office 365, Power BI, and Azure. This enhances productivity and collaboration through familiar tools and applications.
  • Advanced Features: New AI and machine learning capabilities enhance decision-making and automate routine tasks. Advanced reporting and analytics provide deeper insights into your business operations.

Scalability and Flexibility

  • Growth-Oriented: Business Central can scale with your business as it grows. Its flexible design allows easy adaptation to new business requirements without significant disruptions.
  • Extensive App Ecosystem: Access a vast array of extensions and add-ons via Microsoft AppSource, allowing you to customize Business Central to meet your specific needs without high customization costs.

User Experience and Efficiency

  • Modern Interface: Business Central’s intuitive and user-friendly interface reduces training time and increases user adoption. Its design aligns with other Microsoft solutions, making it easier for your team to get up to speed.
  • Automated Updates: Business Central receives automatic updates twice a year, ensuring you always have access to the latest features and security improvements without additional costs or disruptions.

Improved Business Insights

  • Data-Driven Decisions: The platform’s robust analytics and reporting tools, powered by Power BI, provide real-time business intelligence. Customizable dashboards offer a clear view of critical metrics, supporting informed decision-making.

Reduced Operational Costs

  • Predictable Costs: Business Central’s subscription-based model provides predictable monthly expenses, aiding in better financial planning. Additionally, it reduces the need for significant upfront investments in hardware and software.

Steps to Upgrade

Upgrading to Business Central requires careful planning and execution to ensure a smooth transition. Here are the key steps:

  1. Assessment: Evaluate your current NAV setup and determine the specific needs of your business.
  2. Data Migration: Plan and execute the migration of your historical data to Business Central.
  3. Customization and Extensions: Identify necessary customizations and choose appropriate extensions from AppSource.
  4. Training: Ensure your team is adequately trained to leverage the new system’s capabilities.

By upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you not only future-proof your business but also unlock numerous features designed to improve efficiency, enhance security, and support growth. Don’t wait for your system to become obsolete; take proactive steps toward modernization today.

For more detailed information and to start your upgrade journey, contact us via the form or at +45 70 44 43 70.

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