5 Reason To Upgrade From Dynamic NAV To Business Central

5 Reason To Upgrade From Dynamic NAV To Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics NAV as a brand name has expired and therefore, the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV was not named NAV 2019, but instead named Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On-premise. With the inclusion of Dynamics NAV, Business Central is no longer a cloud service only, but can also be run on-premise on your own server or as a hybrid installation.

If you are using Microsoft Dynamics NAV—it’s likely an upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (MSD 365 BC) is in your future. With a big product change like this, you’re bound to have few questions—and maybe some concerns, too. At Prudence Technology, we clearly love Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and believe you should be excited about the move, but we understand your concerns. In this blog series, we discuss the five main areas of focus to take into consideration when researching the upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

1. Microsoft Cloud

Data security is top-of-mind for most of the IT professionals. The Microsoft Cloud is synonymous with the security and the stability. With over 3,500 cyber-security professionals on staff, Microsoft is an industry leader when it comes to detecting, protecting, and responding to cyber threats. With so many IT experts in your corner, your IT staff can become more productive without having to worry about managing servers and ever-changing the security regulations.

2. Cost

While Microsoft Dynamics 365 isn’t necessarily less expensive than Microsoft Dynamics NAV on-premise, it does really give you a better understanding of your monthly costs, allowing your team to budgeting and planning more effectively. Essentially, moving to the cloud is a financial shift that reallocates ERP (Enterprise Resources Planning) spend from infrastructure, costly servers, and upgrades to licensing fees. In fact, transitioning from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Dynamics 365 is the final ‘upgrade’ you’ll ever have to pay for. Once you have implemented Microsoft Dynamics 365, updates happen frequently, and at zero cost, ensuring you’re always on the most recent version.

3. Modern Platform

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (MSD 365 BC) features an intuitive look and feel that will help to reduce training and ramp-up time for users because it’s very easy to use and very similar to the other Microsoft solutions. Additionally, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can be accessed from anywhere, at any time – giving users the flexibility to work no matter where they are.

4. More Functionality and Apps

Business Central builds on the core functionality that was also available in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, introducing the new features like focus mode, late payment prediction, fuzzy search, and much more. New apps and add-ons are being added to AppSource daily, further expanding the functionality of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

5. Business Insights

With Dynamics 365, businesses can easily embrace the benefits of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to become more and more efficient and reduce the manual processes. Machine Learning can help with equipment monitoring, ad targeting, spam filtering, forecasting, image detection, and many more. Microsoft’s Power Platform made up of Power BI, Flow, and Power Apps gives you better data that is more accurate and timely to help you in making the better business decisions.

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