At NAVUG Forum Town Hall, Audience Digs for Microsoft Commitment, NAV 7 Details

NAVUG members attended the Forum 2011 town hall meeting with plenty of questions for the panel of Microsoft representatives led by Microsoft Dynamics NAV product manager Todd Bergeson. Still guarded on the specifics of NAV 7, the panel members opened up on some of the more persistent gripes and did their best to lay out a positive perspective on NAV's staying power, its ability to compete in the marketplace, and the benefits NAV 7 will bring.

Here are some of the highlights:

Will Microsoft extend support beyond two versions of NAV?


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IMO, NAV doesn't scale well. This is partly due to the data structure, with "Company" as the top element representing a single company. At least in europe it is unusual that you have only one company representing the whole operation when you reach "midmarket" size. With that you will have several companies, resulting in master data management issues, intercompany transactions, consolidation and so on. On all these topics NAV is rather weak.

with best regards

Jens Glathe