Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team Examines Customer Needs, NAV 7 Plans

At today's Convergence 2010 General Session for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, product managers Dan Brown and Jan Sillemann looked at the current state of the product and the future path for NAV improvements.

"It all comes down to business productivity," Sillemann told the audience.

Dynamics NAV currently has 76,000 customers, according to the speakers.  There are 3,700 certified partners and over 2,000 add-on solutions.  They highlighted high profile customers including BMW, Adidas, Volkswagon, and the New Orleans Saints. 


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Nav "Enhancements"

So basically what you are saying is that rather than offer better business functionality by enhancing processes within Nav they are going to make links to other Microsoft software such as SharePoint and CRM so that they can get more licensing fees out of us.

Hooray for bank reconciliation. Wow, some serious R&D money spent here.

I am a business user and Nav 7.0 WASN'T my idea.

Dynamics 7

Why provide integration to Dynamics CRM when there is a perfectly good module already sold with the product? (Talking specifically about NAV). Nothing revolutionary in this version. Thankfully there are serious add-on developers around who are moving the product forward.