Microsoft says this is the most significant release yet in the history of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, having invested in new capabilities and improvements across all areas of the product. “With this release, we’ve focused on building what we’ve come to call ‘a business solution from Microsoft.’ By this we mean a solution that combines comprehensive ERP capabilities for small and midsize businesses together with a simple, intuitive user experience, insightful business intelligence and reporting tools and deep ties into Microsoft’s portfolio of products,” says Paul White, Senior Director – ERP Product Management.
Microsoft say a number of customers are already up and running with the new product. Flemming Warrer Jensen, Managing Director of Dixie, a fashion accessory company in Denmark, has been quoted by Microsoft to have said “With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 all in all, our inventory management has become 20% more effective. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 has been optimal in helping us to streamline processes – and using the time gained on customers.”
There is a choice over which client, device or browser is used to connect with the system and whether the solution is deployed on-premise or in the cloud. Furthermore, Microsoft claim they have made a big investment in improving the “hostability” of the solution for those that build industry and customer solutions on top of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. They believe this should enable organizations to get up and running quicker because partners can deploy and manage the solution in a more streamlined way. It also hoped that in doing this the performance is significantly faster. Microsoft have reported this is already being done by some of theirhosting partners such as NovaVision, TRIMIT and Sikich.
The latest release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is available in15 markets: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and international English. Other localized versions are on the way.