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Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Present and Future

Written by LS Retail | 12 August 2014

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) are the backbone of the economy: globally, they constitute 90% of businesses, employ 90% of the workforce, and account for 65% of GDP worldwide. SMB need business solutions which are practical, easy to use and quick to deploy, as well as powerful, relevant and financially affordable.

Microsoft NAV addresses all these needs. It is an ERP solution which offers ease of use, quick implementation, and the power to support all the present and future needs of a thriving business. More than 100.000 customers, through 3500 partners worldwide, have already chosen NAV as their ERP solution. The success of Microsoft NAV as a business tool can be credited to its constant upgrading, which has enabled it to remain state of the art while changing alongside a changing world. The present and immediate future of NAV shows a roadmap where the focus is on flexibility, on enhancing ease of use and on offering continued support to businesses world-wide.

Some steps in the recent and future roadmap:

  • Since 2013, NAV can be integrated with Office 365 environment, thus offering greater inter-operability and flexibility to businesses.
  • The upcoming version of NAV, “Crete”, is expected for fall 2014. It will feature a simplified user interface, to facilitate new and casual users, and it will be available on multiple devices and operating systems.
  • Microsoft will shorten its release cycle:  the plan is for a new NAV release a year for the foreseeable (and unforeseeable) future.
  • Future releases will be quick to implement and easy to use.
  • Support tools will be available for both cloud and on-premise users, and for both windows and web clients.

The strategy powering the NAV solutions revolves around

  • Substantial investments in research and development
  • The Microsoft core principle of “mobile first, cloud first”, in the words of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
  • A stress on moving with the times, remaining state of the art
  • A focus on offering solutions that allow users to do business all over the world: the focus is global before local
  • A desire to offer SMB the most appropriate and fitting solutions for their needs
The world is moving, and businesses have to move alongside with it or risk being left behind [Tweet This] Microsoft NAV, thanks to its ability to fit with changing demands, has the power to support the ambitions of small and medium-sized businesses, providing them with the solutions necessary to win the future and be the future. If that wasn't enough, you can integrate Microsoft NAV with top quality POS and retail management solutions like our own LS Nav.