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4 benefits of making the switch from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central

It is inevitable that at some point Microsoft Navision users will need to make the switch to Business Central. It is important to take into account the fact that Microsoft is making the switching process much smoother by enabling NAV customers to continue buying users for 5 more years and will only upgrade some of the latest versions providing support for 5 more years and extended support for 10 more years. Put simply, your decision won’t simply become a choice between NAV or Business Central but whether you wish to remain in the past or futureproof your business. 

In terms of making a decision, it shouldn’t prove too troublesome to decide, you just need to be aware of the main benefits of using Dynamics 365 and you won’t need to think much more about it. In this blog article, we will take you through 4 of the benefits of making the switch from NAV to Business Central. 

You will have a cloud-based business! 

As you may have already noticed, Microsoft has invested a great deal of money in both cloud services and cloud hosting, despite still providing users with an on-premise option. You will find that Microsoft Azure Business Central hosts all the data on a server that meets and exceeds all cybersecurity and accessibility requirements. Being able to work on the move from any device and any location is becoming more and more of a reality to help support both the collaboration, interaction and mobile management of companies.  

It will allow you to operate your whole business from just one software 

One of the biggest benefits of switching to Business Central is the fact that Microsoft has developed a whole host of tools and applications that make integrations almost seamless. You will find that you will be able to access sophisticated business process management by making use of powerful tools such as PowerBI, PowerApps as well as Microsoft Power Automate. Furthermore, you will also find that BI is embedded meaning that you can collate different applications in one place. 

Automatic upgrades 

It goes without saying but we are all aware of software updates when it comes to all forms of Microsoft products. However, when it comes to Business Central it is important to note that they are automated in the Cloud. This means that you will never need to worry about software updates anymore for newer versions. This is a game changing step in reducing the levels of maintenance required for the platform. 

Increased customisation, usability & fully scalable 

It is important to understand that with Business Central the possibilities around customisations are endless, largely in part to the permissions system that enables the interface to be modified to meet the specific requirements of each individual user. Furthermore, other benefits come from the fact that you can do more within the admin and configuration settings that you could do previously within NAV. As well as this, Business Central enables each company to integrate applications based on what is required, thus contributing to the bottom line as well as on usability. 

Still undecided? 

From the above, it is pretty clear that through Business Central, Microsoft has taken the NAV functionalities to the next level and enabled them to work much more intelligently to automate and optimise business processes. 

Next Steps? 

If you are a business that is currently using NAV and wanting to migrate over to Business Central then please get in touch with one of our Dynamics experts today to discuss your specific requirements

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