3 best practices for managing Cumulative Updates in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

November 1 2016

Microsoft Dynamics NAV has evolved rapidly in the last four years. For customers and partners both, NAV has become much easier to work with, maintain, and evolve as business needs change.

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Aristides's picture

Hi Elliot, Great article on managing cumulative updates! I would also add that custom coding seems to be a major contributing factor of upgrades and updates either being delayed or simply going bad. NAV customers and partners are well advised to look at the ISV market space to fill their needs before they decide to do "customizations" which will more than likely be problematic down the road. Aristides (Ari) P. Smith, President & CEO Next Generation Logistics, Inc. 1611 Colonial Parkway, Inverness IL 60067 USA Email: asmith@nextgeneration.com Office: 847-963-0007 Ext. 112 Fax: 847-963-0079 Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00AM – 5:00PM CST