As a New User of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Should You Delay Adoption to Await the Revolutionary New Version?

How should prospective customers of Microsoft Dynamics NAV plan their adoption, in light of the dramatic changes coming within the next few months in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009?

The dilemma is this: should you implement the existing current version, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1, or should you wait for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009?

The obvious answer, given the breadth of the coming changes in user interface and architecture (as described in my previous column), would seem to be to wait. I would argue against that approach.


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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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