What You Must Know About Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Introduction

Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) is part of Microsoft’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software portfolio. The Microsoft NAV ERP system is targeted towards small to medium sized businesses, often with a mix of manufacturing and distribution needs. It is quick to deploy, easy to use, and has the power to support your business ambitions.

It’s Versatile

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is built very similarly to Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows, making it ideal for employees already familiar with using computers at their work. This ERP can bring all of your key business activities together under one system. The centralized database with Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sales, Human Resources, Management Information, and Financial Management functions is really powerful.

Merits

Microsoft Dynamics NAV can streamline all your business needs into one, simple to use, system. This ERP uses a variety of powerful tools and functions that can help grow your business and increase productivity, no matter how-highly specialized your industry is. It is easy to configure and it can be customized to suit any business model and will make day-to-day business activities easier to handle

One million satisfied users are already enjoying the reliable and flexible functions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. It is flexible enough to handle ever-changing business needs of your organization. It helps companies to become more productive and efficient. When working with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, employees will be well-equipped to conceptualize ideas and turn them into profitable measures.

The ERP’s integrated security features will allow you to handle User Rights and Roles. No matter what you need your business and its employees to do at any point in the future, you will be able to do it given the integrated features of this program.

Software Maintenance

The ERP system needs regular maintenance in order to function properly. Any ERP needs revision and updating as per the changing situations in the organization. Managing Microsoft Dynamics NAV is very easy, thanks to the compact source code. It can be easily customized to your needs. For instance, it features a role, tailored user experience, that brings the features you use most to the forefront while hiding 90% of the features that do not see in regular use. This keeps the system simple and uncluttered, increasing productivity.

The integration can be done easily while helping you to leverage your existing IT hardware. Cost over runs and disruptions of IT operations are rarely faced. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a valuable addition when it comes to improving the efficiency of the organization.

Industry leader amongst other ERP Solutions

Here are some factors that makes it an industry leader amongst other ERP solutions:

Simple and user-friendly interface:

Microsoft Dynamics NAV navigation is similar to other popular Microsoft products. This ensures a minimal learning curve and easy adaptability to meet specific business needs.

Easy integration with other Microsoft tools:

Combining the Dynamics NAV Architecture with Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint and the Dynamics CRM package is easy. It offers more processing capabilities under the flagship software and reduces operational time for various tasks considerably.

On-premises or hosted:

Many small and medium businesses have their servers in the office building itself and outsourcing their maintenance, installation etc. is common these days. Though many ERP software are restricted to either a third- party host or an on-premises operation, Microsoft NAV gives users the freedom for both.

Add-on Customization:

At a certain point, there might be a need for extra features, to execute highly specialized business operations. Add-ons designed by independent software vendors and certified by Microsoft neatly fill in these gaps. The NAV system offers an extensive list of add-ons created for various industry verticals such as leasing, construction, life sciences, automation services.

Conclusion

In a competitive business environment, access to timely and accurate information is very crucial. An ERP system such as Microsoft NAV serves as an active operational backbone, seamlessly integrating information from multiple channels to facilitate well-informed decision-making.

(This blog was written by Vinish P.R, Senior Technical Writer, KARYA Technologies. He has a passion for writing and he has been awarded Gold Star for his Technical Writing Skills).

Learn more about KARYA’s Microsoft Dynamics NAV Services at www.karyatech.com. You may also email us at info@karyatech.com.

What You Must Know About Dynamics AX

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Microsoft AX was previously known as Axapta till Microsoft took over it and released the version with the name of Microsoft Dynamics AX. This ERP solution is focused towards companies having several divisions and doing business across locations where compliance of business processes and best practices is a must. Microsoft AX can be easily customized to adapt for business processes and is cost effective along with this it comes with features to automate and provide solutions for Finance, Human Resource, Sales, Web Stores, Supply Chain Management, Warehouses, Distribution, Balanced Scorecards, Knowledge Management and Business Analytics. As it has been upgraded and designed to work at distant locations it supports multilingual and multi-currency functions. Microsoft has announced that the next release of Dynamics AX will just be known as Microsoft Dynamics AX. The product is architected specifically for the cloud. .

Organizations and individuals are empowered to transform their business operations with the combination of hyper scale, enterprise-grade and hybrid-cloud capabilities of Microsoft Azure along with the real-time insights and intuitive user experience of Dynamics AX. The initial release of Microsoft Dynamics AX will be available only in the cloud on Azure and the on premise versions are to be released later. As Dynamics AX customers upgrade to the cloud, they will need to consider their compliance requirements before moving mission critical data to Azure cloud.

The end of number version style

The upcoming release of Microsoft Dynamics AX has gone by many names including:

  • Dynamics AX Rainier
  • AX 2015
  • Dynamics AX7

and now it’s just “Microsoft Dynamics AX” as Microsoft refers to it. Dynamics AX users and consultants have already started to get the real sensation of this little dynamite. Peter Snaeland, a Software Architect, has been in the Dynamics AX business for the past 15 years, got his chance to use the Microsoft Dynamics AX upcoming release. He feels it is the best and the most exciting of all.

A Unique Experience

Dynamics AX offers a redesigned, touch-enabled user experience that looks and works like Microsoft Office, delivering deep integration that seamlessly shares information between Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM and Office 365. Real-time analytics powered by Azure Machine Learning Services offer the ability to visualize Power BI data directly from AX. Based on extensive usability analysis, the redesigned Dynamics AX is highly visual and more in line with what users expect from consumer applications.

Hassle Free Management

ERP Systems have traditionally been known for their rigidity, complexity, and slow deployments and implementations, but the days of big budget high stress implementations are over, even for massive enterprise products like Microsoft Dynamics AX. The new release introduces enhancements to Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services, an Azure-based service that enables turnkey implementation.

Because of the improved portability of the system and improved cloud functionality and architecture, Dynamics AX7, or Microsoft Dynamics AX no version, will be designed for a simple upgrade process that runs as seamlessly as possible.

Intelligent is The Right Word

Microsoft is making Dynamics AX more intelligent with intuitive workspaces that allow never before seen visibility across an organization while performing tasks such as billing or AP processing. Other metrics will be readily available in a sidebar for quick reference while performing critical tasks. Check out Jason Gumpert’s post to learn more about AX7 workspaces and how they improve Power BI.

In addition to better integration with Power BI, the new Dynamics AX release will seamlessly integrate with CRM 2016 and O365. It will also draw insights from social and other data sources using the power of Azure Machine Learning services and Cortana. Cortana Integration helps users gain quick access to actionable human insights from big data generated by Microsoft Dynamics AX and other LOB apps.

Use it Anywhere

The new HTML5-based browser interface is so flexible you will be able to access AX from virtually any device.

While Dynamics AX is flexible to meet the needs of most industries, the new Microsoft Dynamics AX release is designed with five core industries in mind: Retail, Manufacturing, Distribution, Professional Services and Public Sector.

(This blog was written by Vinish P.R, Senior Technical Writer, KARYA Technologies. He has a passion for writing and he has been awarded Gold Star for his Technical Writing Skills).

Learn more about KARYA’s Microsoft Dynamics AX Services at www.karyatech.com. You may also email us at info@karyatech.com.