Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Is Now Available

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After much anticipation and even more speculation, Microsoft has announced the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016. And it’s not a moment too soon.

This distinguished business management solution for small and mid-sized organizations is celebrated for its facility with automating and streamlining business processes — and for doing so in an intuitive, integrated way. With it, organizations can manage all facets of their professional existence, including finance, manufacturing, sales, shipping, project management and services.

New Dynamics NAV features, better integration

Right off the bat, it’s meaningful to note that this powerful and perceptive tool plays well with others. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 offers deeper-than-ever integration with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office 365.

More than that, this latest version comes loaded with many rich new capabilities in mobility, business insights and cloud services.

Specifically, companies can use Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 to:

  • Enable mobile workers on any device (thanks to streamlined native apps designed for the full gamut of devices and operating systems)
  • Get workflow enhancements courtesy of customized billing, HR and financials automation features (NAV 2016’s finance improvements save time, make data entry easier and build new financial functionality into the core product)
  • Enjoy enhanced business insight via instant access to key performance indicators available via Microsoft Power BI analytics, dashboards and data connections
  • Get better document-management, workflow and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capabilities for process automation and paperless-document management
  • Increase their sales and customer service performance by way of native cloud integration with Microsoft Azure, and Dynamics integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
  • Get into the cloud in an enterprise-class way with the new option to deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure SQL database (NAV 2016 can be configured to use Azure SQL as a relational database as a service, eliminating maintenance and reducing cost)
  • Customize the application without having to modify the underlying C/AL code and metadata. These upgrades can be easily installed, upgraded and uninstalled
  • Exploit the time savings of the new test automation suite, a collection of automated tests for partners’ solutions and customer implementations that reduce or even eliminate manual testing

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 has an impressive reach and a wide audience. Whether you’re a Commercial Property Manager, a Media and Entertainment player, a leader in the Metals Industry or a participant in the Financial Services Industry, there’s no shortage of useful takeaways with this latest smart-as-anything Microsoft solution.


Barbara Allen
Barbara Allen
Throughout her career, Barb has held various key leadership positions as ERP Team Leader, Project Manager, Consultant and Business Systems Implementer. She has successfully implemented ERP systems such as Microsoft Dynamics, Deltek Maconomy and WorkBook in organizations of all sizes; from start-ups companies with 2 users, to Fortune 500 companies with over 1400 users.
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