Evolve your ERP

Enable corporate agility with Dynamics 365

More than half of companies utilising an ERP are relying on an out-of-date solution – and it’s impacting their profitability.

Cloud ERPs aren’t just emerging. They’re already the standard

Current market research shows that over half of companies’ primary ERPs are at least 5 years old, a precariously long time for fastmoving markets. As a result, more than 60% of businesses with at least one ERP solution still mostly rely on legacy on-premises systems.The evolution of ERP

The evolution of ERP

It’s taken businesses more than 100 years of development to get to the present-day ERP. Older production management models like EOQ (economic order quantity) and MRP (materials requirement planning) served as recursors to MRP II (manufacturing resource planning) methodologies, which in turn were the foundation to the modern ERP – a suite of solutions meant to manage every aspect of the business.

The realities of living in the cloud

ERPs are some of the most crucial systems in a company’s solutions arsenal. Business leaders frequently cite data security as one of their chief concerns when considering a new ERP vendor.6

ERP Platform upgrades are an inevitability

Reduced IT dependence and total cost of ownership

The very thing some on-premises ERP users are actively trying to leave behind – an IT-dependent internal structure – is exactly what is keeping other companies rooted in place.

Functionality & corporate agility

More than a quarter of businesses looking to move to a cloud ERP cite functionality and agility as their main reason why; another 10% are looking for easier access to data for remote employees or global offices.

Ease of updating

SaaS models like Dynamics 365 drastically reduce the legwork needed for platform upgrades. Once they are set for deployment, updates can simply be pushed out digitally by the vendor to all licences. These are almost immediately ready for use, as opposed to being installed one machine at a time by IT specialists. The problems of time and effort are almost completely neutralised.

A smarter path to implementation

Once you’ve selected a new platform for your company, ERP implementations shouldn’t be taken lightly – platforms that touch every corner of a business demand a requisite smart amount of planning. Regardless of whether you’re choosing your company’s first cloud ERP or just switching to a new primary solution, both processes should start with the same step: Clearly defining what you want your ERP to accomplish.

For many CTOs and IT leaders, this can be the most difficult stage. For starters, reaching consensus across departments on an ERP’s desired functionality takes immense, and sometimes tense, communication and planning. Mapping out exactly how that functionality comes to life is critical. This may require a specialist, in conjunction with your IT team, to properly connect all the various pieces of your ERP to the secondary platforms, or other pieces of technology that you currently use.

To help solve these problems, focus on the largest gaps between the functionality of your new system and the surrounding technologies you currently use. Then decide whether they need to be addressed with platform customisations, internal process changes or additional technology. This is crucial. Selecting platform customisations for specific teams – and weighing them against the advantages of aligning to industry best practices – can have long-term functionality implications

For a full read about the evolution of ERP, download the e-book below and get in touch with us for a demo.

The Deadline for Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 is April 1st, 2019

The Deadline for Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 is April 1st, 2019

Microsoft recently announced that the Dynamics NAV 2018 version will be the last release of NAV branding, available to buy a license only till April 1, 2019. From that point onwards, we will be witnessing the rise of Dynamics 365 Business Central (On-Premise or Cloud).

Here we explain the basics, but every business is unique so if you’d like to speak to us about how these changes will affect you specifically please do get in touch.

 

Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365BC) will present the full functionality of Dynamics NAV under two different offerings:

  • Essential:
    • Financial Management
    • Supply Chain
    • CRM
    • Human Resources
    • Project Management
  • Premium
    • Service Management
    • Manufacturing

It brings the full capabilities of Dynamics NAV into the cloud or on premises.

Important points to note

  • Dynamics 365 Business Central is available in a Named User model and not Concurrent, meaning that you need to have a license (either Full or Team Member (previously known as Limited)) for every user who needs to access the system
  • If you are on an active Enhancement Plan and you are planning to upgrade, and would like to retain your Concurrent User License Model, you need to upgrade your license to Dynamics NAV2018, which is available only till April 1, 2019.
  • If you plan to upgrade but would like to go Dynamics 365 Business Central you have two options, On Premise or On the Cloud
  • Migrating from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central on Premise transition:
    • Full Users will be on a 1 : 2 mapping ratio, meaning that for every existing Concurrent Full License, you will get 2 Named Full Licenses.
    • Limited Users will be on a 1 : 2 mapping ratio, meaning that for every existing Concurrent Limited License, you will get 2 Named Team Member License
    • Additional required licenses, if any, have to be purchased separately
  • Migrating to Dynamics 365 Business Central on the Cloud (SaaS) transition:
    • Discounted offers for customers currently on an active enhancement plan
    • Full or Team Member Licenses have to be purchased separately
  • If you have no plans to upgrade at the moment, then nothing change for you and you will continue to pay your annual EP to be able to buy additional users and objects normally and to be still eligible to migrate to Dynamics 365 Business Central if you decide to do so

 

For pricing, more information and other terms and conditions kindly get in touch with us at your earliest to be able to plan the best way forward for your company needs.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Released!

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 – What’s new?

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution for organizations that is fast to implement, easy to configure, and simple to use. Right from the start, simplicity has guided, and continues to guide, innovations in product design, development, implementation, and usability.

 

Ceridian Payroll

Quickbooks File Import

Integration API

Synchronize Vendors with Lexmark  ICS

Personalize your Workspace

Preview and Print Reports

Full CRM Synchronization can be run in background

Analyzing Financial Statements in Microsoft Excel

Dynamics NAV 2016 Roadmap

Microsoft has officially published new Microsoft Dynamics NAV Roadmap.

Looking at the overview of 2016 version, we all can come to a one conclusion that Microsoft is planning to push Dynamics NAV into cloud and they are putting so much of effort to introduce new functionalities.

This is the recap slide of the previous road maps before NAV 2015.

This is the new Roadmap with the latest versions.

 

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Released!

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 – What’s new?

A business solution from Microsoft – That is quick to implement, easy to use and has the power to support SMB ambition.
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Quick to implement

– RapidStart Upgrade – Code
– RapidStart Upgrade – Data
– RapidStart Implementation

Easy to use

– Tablet Experience
– User Expericene enhancements
– Simplification
– Office 365 Intergration
– Document Reporting

Power to support

– Cash management
– Microsoft Social Listening

 

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Hotfix overview pages for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 now available

Overview pages of released platform hotfixes and application hotfixes for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 are now available on PartnerSource and CustomerSource at the following links:

CustomerSource:

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Hotfix overview pages for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 can be found here:

CustomerSource:

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Hotfix overview pages for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1/R2 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1 can be found here:

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Sources: Microsoft.com

Cumulative Update 17 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 has been released

Cumulative update 17 includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.

The cumulative update includes hotfixes that apply to all countries and hotfixes specific to the following local versions:

*   AU – Australia

*   AT – Austria

*   BE – Belgium

*   CH – Switzerland

*   DE – Germany

*   DK – Denmark

*   ES – Spain

*   FI   – Finland

*   FR – France

*   IS  – Iceland

*   IT   – Italy

*   NA – North America

*   NL – Netherlands

*   NO – Norway

*   NZ – New Zealand

*   SE – Sweden

*   UK – United Kingdom

Where to find cumulative update 17

You can download cumulative update 17 from KB 2984829 – Cumulative Update 17 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 (Build 37532).

For a full list of all hotfixes included in cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, see the following CustomerSource and PartnerSource pages:

CustomerSource:

*  Overview of Released Application Hotfixes for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

*  Overview of Released Platform Hotfixes for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

More Information

For a list of all released cumulative updates, see Released Cumulative Updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.

 

Sources: Microsoft.com