Microsoft Dynamics NAV Upgrades can Enhance Your System and Productivity
Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the cornerstone of your business's infrastructure. You've had it for years and built your processes around it. It does the job well. At a certain point, though, as you continue learning more from attending user group sessions or watching Microsoft presentations, you come to a point where there's a feature you really want that isn't part of your version. You start to wonder, "Is it time to upgrade?"
Of course, that's more than one reason to upgrade. Depending on what version you use, you might also be looking at upgrades because:
- Your version is no longer supported
- You need to move to the Cloud
- Or your system was never fully deployed
No matter why you are thinking of an upgrade, you probably approach the topic with some fear, right? But you don't have to when you work with an experienced partner like Innovia Consulting! Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central doesn’t have to be painful. Let's explore some of the questions you might have.
How Does the NAV Upgrade Process Work?
Every company's situation is slightly different, which is why our upgrade process relies heavily on planning, learning, and strategy. No matter how customized your current environment is, we will find a way to get you to the latest version. We do so by:
Performing a detailed needs assessment to identify business requirements
Developing a customized planthat ensures you get the performance and speed you need from your system with minimal disruption to your daily activities.
But we don’t stop there. We are one of only a few firms in the country with a dedicated Business Central / NAV support team staffed by professionals with an average of 10 years of experience. Call us 24/7 and get a response from a qualified consultant. We are there to answer questions and walk you through any issue whenever you need us.
Upgrading Dynamics NAV to Business Central
Newer versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV are called Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. This newer version brings you the full power of the Azure Cloud, so you have access to your data anywhere, anytime, and from any device. If you're considering an upgrade to Business Central, you will be moving to either the SaaS or on-Premise version of the system.
Upgrade to Business Central SaaS
The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) option for Business Central is a fully Cloud-based ERP system. Your system is based in the Azure Cloud, meaning you no longer need a physical server to host it. This option works best for companies that want to embrace the Cloud, those with no business reason for an on-premises deployment, and businesses that may have never used ERP before because they didn't have the servers necessary.
Upgrade to Business Central On-Premises
The on-premises version of Business Central should be very familiar to you as a NAV user. It is essentially an updated version of your current software, complete with a similar server deployment model. Any business that needs to keep their data on-site should consider on-premises.
Not Sure Which Path is Best?
You aren't alone! There are many factors to consider when choosing which Business Central is right for you. One of our project managers put together a helpful guide listing each approach's pros and cons to help you weigh the options.
How Much Does a NAV Upgrade Cost?
Several factors affect the price of an upgrade, including your current system's age and the number of customizations you have. You can learn more about what goes into an upgrade's price in the guide we created. For most customers, Innovia recommends a planning engagement. This comprehensive audit of your current system's structure and processes enables us to give you an accurate quote for your project.
Another factor that affects cost is your licensing. There are several options available based on your needs and the level of access that each member of your team needs. Our pricing page lists the most up-to-date prices for Business Central licenses.
Why Should I Partner with Innovia for My NAV Upgrade?
Innovia Consulting has been a key Microsoft Partner since 1984. We hire Dynamics NAV and Business Central experts with the right combination of experience working with the software and a drive to always learn the newest thing. Our professionals come from diverse backgrounds, including manufacturing, food distribution, and more, to give you an insider's perspective on your ERP system.
We have hundreds of NAV upgrades under our belt, including Navision upgrades, and think our many satisfied clients tell the story best. We invite you to read case studies or watch testimonials from some of them to find out what we've accomplished together.