Over the last 10 years the world has seen unprecedented changes in the way that owners and managers conduct and monitor their businesses. None of these changes has been more profound than the advent and adoption of the Internet. It has altered the business landscape, providing more opportunities to market your products and services, provide greater value to your customers and partners, and monitor your business processes. But the Internet has also brought stiffer competition on a global scale, and increased the speed with which late-adapters can fall behind. Today, more than ever, small and medium sized business customers need and want Internet-based solutions that can help them drive business success.
The latest round of Microsoft Dynamics® software—the recently released NAV 2013 and the upcoming GP 2013—provide exactly that by enhancing the technology platform released in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 and GP 2010 and delivering new features and enhancements to help managers gain greater control, increase their margins, and grow their business.
One of the most compelling and exciting new features for both programs is the Web client interface, which utilizes the vast power of the Internet in order to allow a virtually unlimited number of users to access NAV and GP from any device with an Internet browser. Web client increases productivity by allowing multiple clients, partners, and business groups to use NAV and GP from multiple locations, decreasing down time, while simultaneously making collaboration and information sharing easier than ever before.
Essentially a simplified version of the RoleTailored client, NAV 2013 Web client utilizes the same look, feel and basic functionality, while building on its predecessors by giving more employees—especially light or occasional users—easy, simple and secure access to relevant information and data in NAV, without having to install SharePoint, or invest in complex customizations and technology. By providing simple, swift access to all users, Web client will help you, your partners, and clients realize even more value from your technology investment. If you have the Internet, you can access Web client, anywhere, anytime.
In harnessing the power of the Internet, Web client makes many of the functions you currently enjoy even more powerful, because they can be easily shared and accessed via the web, including any pages that have already been created. Through your existing Microsoft SharePoint® software, you can set up websites to share Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 data and information, such as pages and reports, with more people inside and outside the company. Any changes to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 pages on a SharePoint site are updated instantly in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.
Additionally, Web client is equipped with many of the access profiles you use every day. From time registration to expense reporting, Web client places all of the information you and your partners need right at your fingertips, while adding the ability to build compelling new customized access profiles to better match your customers’ individual solutions.
Web client for GP 2013 shares many of the advantages of web capability with NAV 2013, but adds some unique benefits as well. Web client will work well with existing GP architecture and smooth out the learning curve by mimicking the look and feel of the Microsoft Dynamics client application that you already know and use every day. This continuity extends to the new Management Console, which is similar to the Terminal Manager, allowing administrators to add and removes users, including stale users. Web client for GP 2013 will also use Silverlight functionality in developing web pages, so that your users’ web experience will be as rich and dynamic as the standard client application.
Web client is just one of the many exciting new features included in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and GP 2013, but by connecting your existing technology and infrastructure to the internet, Web client provides a whole new level of productivity to your everyday communications, collaboration, and business management.