How Sure Step for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Is Finally Catching Up to AX and CRM

Sure Step, the official Microsoft implementation methodology for business management solutions from the Microsoft Dynamics family, is gaining momentum and becoming increasingly interesting to Microsoft partners and customers alike. It is robust and comprehensive, yet adaptable and simple to use.

For some reason, though, its support for Microsoft Dynamics NAV has always seemed to lag behind that for Dynamics CRM or AX. Is the situation going to stay that way, or the things are moving forward for NAV?


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About Vjekoslav Babic

Vjekoslav Babić is an independent Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultant, trainer, author and blogger, with 10 years of experience in NAV and 16 years of experience in IT.

As a solutions architect and a project manager with a leading Microsoft Dynamics President's Club service provider company, as a Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultant with Microsoft Services, and as an independent consultant, he has been working on Microsoft Dynamics NAV implementations ranging from tiny one-man-bands to international mega-corporations, delivering services and trainings all over the world.

In 2008, Vjekoslav co-authored the acclaimed book "Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009". Vjekoslav runs an active blog about NAV implementation, project management and development best practices, acts as a columnist and editorial advisory board member at, and as a columnist in a number of other web or printed periodicals in Croatia and worldwide. Vjekoslav is also a frequent speaker at Microsoft or Microsoft Dynamics conferences.

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SureStep Methodology as a competitive advantage

When working with our clients in the product review and selection phase, they often comment on the competitive advantage that SureStep gives Microsoft over other software vendors such as Epicor, Infor and others. Certainly these other vendors demonstrate an established methodology and approach, but the depth and scope of offerings in the SureStep tools provides a feeling of confidence and assurance.

I am very glad to see NAV offerings catch up!

Scott Priestley
Lionshare ERP & CRM

Disclosure: Lionshare is an independent ERP & CRM selection and consulting firm and Scott Priestley is a former Microsoft employee who was a contributor to the original team that developed the SureStep Implementation Methodology.