Managing a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 upgrade: The importance of detailed testing and shared responsibility

For a company with actively maintained integrations to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, planning an upgrade to NAV 2013 introduces some interesting challenges. But as one promotional merchandise agency discussed at a recent NAVUG meeting, successful upgrade projects require many of the same fundamental characteristics, regardless of the technical specifics.

This particular NAV customer, a company of about 70 with "dozens of B2B e-commerce sites" managed web services integrations into NAV 2009 via BizTalk. And while it worked, it suffered from architectural choke points. One was the single-threaded architecture, the presenter told other NAV users. It limited the maximum number of transactions that they could get through in a day, including sales orders, shipments, and even communication with their e-commerce site.

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.

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