Dynamics NAV is a powerful tool, from when it was first offered by Microsoft, businesses have used it with enormous success. For many, it was their first introduction into the world of ERP and a revelation in regards to the possibilities these systems offer. There are still organizations that use it to this day, our message to them is it’s time for a change.
The pandemic caused an unpredicted shift towards digital transformation, companies big and small decided to evaluate their information technology and their strategies when utilizing it.
A topic frequently discussed is the cloud, and for good reason, there are many advantages of switching to it. This is one of the biggest benefits of migrating from Dynamics Nav to Dynamics Business Central, it is a step into a modern-day solution which is the cloud.
Fewer Headaches and More Cost Savings
There might be specific reasons a company would want to keep their ERP on-prem but from what we have seen, many enjoy the benefits of cloud hosting. You do not have to worry about updating the software or the servers Dynamics Business Central is hosted on, that part is Microsoft’s job.
Another universal advantage to this model is scalability. As your company grows and gains more users who need access to Dynamics Business Central, you do not have to pay for more servers or worry about the space to put them. Microsoft has massive data centers with plenty of room to accommodate your growing business.
Sleek and Modern Interface
With an aging software comes an aging look, let’s face it, this can be ugly to look at. Dynamics Business Central has the latest and greatest user interface that features nice-looking graphs and dashboards.
We have found this increases employee morale when they feel like they are working on a modern-looking platform rather than an aging dinosaur on life support.
With Dynamics Business Central being web-based this means there is compatibility from any device, whether it is a tablet, smartphone, or computer. This means you have access to it anytime and anywhere with no problems at all.
Stay Updated Far into the Future
Depending on the version of Dynamics NAV, the mainstream support and extended support end dates are coming soon or have already arrived. For the newer versions, there is still some time, Dynamics NAV 2018 extended support is set to end as far as 2028 but mainstream support ends in 2023.
It is a smart move to get ahead of the game to receive the newest updates and all the advantages that come with mainstream support.
Microsoft wants to end support for all the old versions of its software and get everything on the cloud. When a company makes that switch with them, it will be the last upgrade they will have to make for the foreseeable future.
The cloud in one form or another will be around forever which facilitates Microsoft’s subscription model for access to their software/services.
At Timac we are experts when it comes to Dynamics Business Central, we have helped many companies implement it with remarkable success. If this is something you are considering doing, we would love to have a conversation with you. We will work with your business every step of the way to ensure you have success.
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