Microsoft Dynamics 365 Financials to reach functional parity with NAV within 12 months, says Dynamics GM Marko Perisic

Microsoft's Marko Perisic at Directions EMEA 2016
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Editor's Note: The following interview is adapted from the Directions EMEA 2016 Business Report, a publication of Partner Master Class and QBS Group. The full report includes an event summary, strategic analysis of partner opportunities and products, multiple interviews and a chapter with strategic partner recommendations.


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About Guus Krabbenborg

Guus Krabbenborg has been active in the world of business software for more than 25 years. He has held various sales and management positions at Philips, Digital Equipment, Navision Software and DBS Business Solutions successively.

Since 2007 Guus is co-founder and partner in Partner Master Class, the Dutch PDC. In a growing number of countries in Europe and Asia Pacific this company offers training and coaching in the business areas that are part of the Dynamics Partner Academy.

Since 2012 Guus is also co-founder and partner in QBS Group. This company acts as a Value Added Distributor (aka Master VAR) in the Microsoft Dynamics channel. Today, QBS works with over 400 partners in 17 countries all over Europe. That makes QBS Group the largest partner eco-system in the Microsoft Dynamics channel worldwide. Guus carries responsibility for business training, partner coaching and inspiration.

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Will a customer ever be able to use Dynamics 365 Enterprise Plan 1 along with Financials (business addition NAV)?

Great question

That's a great question. I have heard the same question already and the short answer as I've understood it is that they could be purchased side by side already.

If anyone has specific input on how this is working out for partners and their clients, leave a comment or contact me (

Talking about parity between

Talking about parity between D365F and NAV - does MS plan to include manufacturing part also what is missing at the moment? Or any functionality from NAV Extended Pack?