The Business Case for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Upgrades: A Partner Details the Costs, Benefits

There's a big difference between "working fine" and working optimally. Still, a good many Microsoft Dynamics NAV users stick by their out-of-support pre-2013 installs because they don't break down. And with yearly updates, perhaps keeping up with Dynamics NAV releases has simply become a burden they would rather avoid.

The fact that older versions of Dynamics NAV don't fall over is a testimony to how solid the product is. Still, Dynamics NAV 2013 and earlier releases simply lack the capabilities and future opportunities of NAV 2016.


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Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).

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Upgrade to 2016

We are on NAV 2013R2. We also have a lot of customisation done and the upgrade from 2009 was a huge effort.

Should we be exploring an upgrade to 2016? What will we gain from it?

Rajiv Kumar
Proactive Data Systems Pvt. Ltd.
New Delhi, India