Project Description

Upgrade Dynamics NAV

To upgrade NAV or not to upgrade…that is the question…

Companies running NAV have historically been challenged with the decision of whether to upgrade or not. Although it is prudent to consider “staying current” on the most recent version, it has been difficult and costly to do so, as bringing modifications forward to the latest version has been no small task.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Navision and NAV) finally gives you the opportunity to upgrade to the current version AND position your business for low cost upgrades in the future. By re-creating your modifications in “extensions”, Microsoft now provides a path forward to easily receive current versions as they become available, along with all their corresponding benefits.

Clients First provides a foolproof approach to ensuring successful upgrades to Business Central. This includes:

  • Extracting the current objects and modifications from the existing NAV database
  • Collaboratively reviewing the existing modifications with you
  • Identifying which modifications will be retained, revised or abandoned
  • Identifying and recommending any appropriate new functionality that can bring high value to your business
  • Defining what is in and out of scope for the upgrade project
  • Collaboratively and responsibly estimating the price, time to deploy and deliverables
Dynamics NAV Upgrades including discussion documents, pre-analysis, NAV upgrade analysis, finalizing project scope and executing agreements

Reasons to consider upgrading

The business case for an upgrade should always be considered. Business case ingredients may include:

  • Avoid the cost and business disruption caused by technical obsolescence
    • Old versions of NAV may be restricted from being used on current operating systems
  • Minimize risk
    • Always ensure your business is using a Microsoft supported version
      • Service Packs
      • R&D
      • Bug repair
    • New functionality that will provide significant business improvement
    • “Cloud Ready” deployment to reduce the high costs of server and operating system upgrades

If you have questions about upgrading your Dynamics NAV system to Dynamics 365 Business Central please contact us, so one of our experts can discuss next steps with you.