Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is quick to implement, easy-to-use enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that helps more than 100,000 companies worldwide manage their accounting and finances, supply chain, and operations. It's part of a complete solution for business from Microsoft that helps you work and grow efficiently. Start with what you need now, and easily adapt as your business needs change. In the Microsoft cloud or on your servers—the choice is yours.

The product is part of the Microsoft Dynamics family, and intended to assist with finance, manufacturing, customer relationship management, supply chains, analytics and electronic commerce for small and medium-sized enterprises.

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV software is composed of three major components:

  • The Database Server, a database that stores the Microsoft Dynamics NAV data
  • The Application Server, a service that controls all aspects of Microsoft Dynamics NAV's operation
  • The Client, the actual user interface into Microsoft Dynamics NAV. NAV 2013 includes Windows client, SharePoint and Web interface.

Relative to Microsoft's other 3 ERP products, Dynamics NAV's sector is small distribution and manufacturing companies that want more than "out of the box" functionality. Very few installations are actually made "out of the box" as all sales of the product are through Microsoft-approved solution providers such as Youngland on how to customization apply to any given deployment.

SOD and Major Releases

Microsoft Dynamics NAV originates from Navision, a suite of accounting applications which Microsoft acquired in 2002. In September 2005 Microsoft re-branded the product and re-released it as Microsoft Dynamics NAV. In December 2008 Microsoft released Dynamics NAV 2009, which contains both the original "classic" client, as well as a new three-tier GUI called the RoleTailored Client.

  • Microsoft Business Solutions Navision 3.70
  • Microsoft Business Solutions NAV 4.00
  • Dynamics NAV 5.00
  • Dynamics NAV 2009: ("6.00")
  • Dynamics NAV 2013: ("7.00")
  • Dynamics NAV 2015 - NEW!

Licensing and Pricing

Microsoft Dynamics NAV uses a concurrent user licensing model.

In 2006, Microsoft introduced the "Business Ready License" (BRL) model. The customer purchases user sessions, which have access to certain parts of the system included. There are two types of user - Business Essentials and Advanced Management; AM provides access to more functionality than BE. Under the previous licensing model, "Module Based License" (MBL), users came with no functionality - this all had to be bought separately. Microsoft offers a path for customers to transition from MBL to BRL licensing.

With the arrival of NAV 2013, Microsoft introduced a new licensing model called "Perpetual Licensing", which considerably simplifies the pricing structure. With Perpetual Licensing, customers license the Solution functionality and access to that functionality is secured by licensing users. User licenses are of two types: Full User or a very discounted Limited User. The full user has access to the entire system, where as the Limited user only has read access to the system, except write access key tables such as Time sheets, Warehouse Pick and Commenting plus any three extra tables of choice.

What's New NAV 2015

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 is now available worldwide, offering significant new capabilities to help small and midsized organizations grow businesses in a mobile-first, cloud-first real ERP, SCM and CRM world. NAV is a business management solution from Microsoft that is quick to deploy, easy to use, and has the power to support your business innovation. New capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 include:

  • Tablet and touch-optimized user experience enabling small and mid-size business customers to access company data and processes regardless of location or what device they choose to use. With new Dynamics NAV 2015 tablet applications are available now from the Windows, Apple, and Google app stores.
  • Faster access to information that matters with personalization homepage that let users view their most important business data and key performance indicators in a glance. Sophisticated color coding and live data help users prioritize actions and stay productive.
  • Radically simplified transaction design and production through new interoperability with Microsoft Word. Power users can now create customized, branded invoice templates on their own in Microsoft Word without having to engage a technical consultant.
  • To deploy on the cloud with Microsoft Azure and Office 365 to lower costs, increase flexibility, and boost employee productivity.

Features 2013 R2

  • Closely integrated with Microsoft Office and its OnLine suite, Office 365
  • Able to be easily linked with SharePoint in order to exchange data efficiently
  • Proposing a user interface improved for intuitive and positive Customer experience (Office suite Look & Feel)
  • A web client proposing 98% of the Windows client features and compliant with major web browsers
  • Windows Azure compliance with Multi-Tenant ability
  • Improvement of the Rapid Start tool (fast & smart deployments)
  • Cash Management capabilities (Automatic and Manual Payments Processing)
  • Support for SEPA Direct Debit and SEPA Credit Transfer
  • SEPA local country-specific setup tools
  • Multiple Sales Invoice management
  • VAT Clauses description management
  • Search Tools and Filters are easier and richer

At Youngland, customer satisfaction is highly prioritized because we firmly believe that taking care of customers takes care of business. Our staff is dedicated to bring you exceptional care and support. With this as our business model, we are dedicated in providing our customers with the best services because their satisfaction is our reward.

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