Since 2008, with the introduction of its RoleTailored client GUI, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 has helped businesses be more productive, efficient, and nimble in an ever-changing business environment. Now, with the recent release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, the enhanced RoleTailored client interface is set to revolutionize business reporting all over again. With a richer, more vibrant feel, increased access for more users, and enhanced chart-making capabilities, the new RoleTailored User Experience will empower your employees to work smarter and more effectively so your business can boost productivity and maximize effectiveness.
A key benefit of the RoleTailored User Experience is increased employee productivity, and one of the most significant ways NAV 2013 makes this possible is through the visual update to the familiar and well-organized Office 2010. Like Office 2010, the Action Pane of RoleTailored client has been redesigned and is now referred to as the ribbon. The ribbon is organized into tabs and groups and contains commands that are important to the user in a given context. It’s easy to collapse and expand and is customizable so that the functions and commands your employees use most will be right where they need them when they need them most.
By utilizing the well-known and efficient design of Office 2010, RoleTailored client allows employees with little or no familiarity with NAV to quickly start using the application, often with minimal or even no training, meaning your company can start saving on training costs from day one. Navigation is faster and easier and users are able to find many of the new, exciting features right from the ribbon. Expanded features, like new Factboxes for Cash Flow, Cost Accounting, or displaying numbers per bin to give warehouse personnel a fast overview of which lot is in which bin, are all available with a few simple clicks of the mouse. If you’ve used Office 2010, you’ve used NAV 2013 RoleTailored client.
Another of the important features introduced in NAV 2013 is improved charting capabilities. It’s important to quickly understand the trends and dynamics affecting your business, and unique visualizations of data are one of the keys to gaining insights, developing innovations, and finding efficiencies and value. New visualization capabilities in NAV 2013 will support on-demand Business Intelligence requirements, giving you a powerful way to see and understand business data and processes and use the information wisely.
Two chart functions in particular deserve deeper detail:
Generic and End-User Charts – NAV 2013 comes standard with a wide variety of generic chart types and even more ways to manipulate and display them. Users can personalize or configure their chart, change the chart definition, show it in three dimensions, flip its axis, or print it, as well as save the configuration and share among all users in the company, including a dedicated description of what the chart depicts.
Business Charts – If you and your employees require enhanced visualizations and more complex chart options, the Business Chart Visualization Add-In will allow you to utilize the generic chart component while defining pre-set filters and actions in order to provide a richer experience. End-Users can even create charts displaying important finance, sales, purchase, and inventory data without having to involve partners and developers.
The enhanced RoleTailored client in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is a powerful new tool for finding value in your business processes. By making it easier to navigate and visualize the wealth of information generated by your business every day, NAV 2013 will make your business more productive, efficient, and profitable.