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Three Successful Go-Lives Signal Dynamics NAV's SMB Strength, Says Partner

by Dann Anthony Maurno
Assistant Editor, MSDW
February 03 2016

To come back from Christmas and New Year and take three Microsoft Dynamics NAV clients straight into a go-live could be seen as a brave move for a solution provider. Microsoft partner TVision Technology managed to do just that this January. And, says sales and marketing director Nicki Stewart, the results demonstrate what is possible in a major system update.

Nicki Stewart"That all three have gone live so quietly reflects the simplicity of a well-planned NAV cutover,” she says.

A smooth and seemingly simple go-live does not happen by accident. As Stewart and TVision senior NAV consultant Jason Bradley explained to, there are some critical organizational qualities and skills that contribute to a successful NAV project. 

TVision Technology is a Microsoft Gold Partner that offers Microsoft Dynamics NAV exclusively. The company has carved out a niche in the wine business with its Dynamics NAV-based The Wine System. But none of these New Year projects involved wine. The three projects included:

  • PackPost, a UK-based international mailing provider, which upgraded to the current release. It first implemented Dynamics NAV in 2002 with TVision Technology as a partner.
  • Lodge Brothers, a funerary services provider with more than 40 locations, which transferred to TVision Technology to manage their re-implementation onto the latest version of NAV.
  • A&O IT, an international IT services provider, which engaged TVision last year to rapidly implement NAV as a replacement to a legacy system; the solution, embracing finance and stock, was delivered in two months.

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About Dann Anthony Maurno

Dann Anthony Maurno is a seasoned business journalist who began his career as International Marketing Manager with Lilly Software, then moved on as a freelancer to write for such prestigious clients as CFO Magazine; Compliance Week;Manufacturing Business Technology; Decision Resources, Inc.; The Economist Intelligence Unit; and corporate clients such as Iron Mountain, Microsoft and SAP. He is the co-author of Thin Air: How Wireless Technology Supports Lean Initiatives(CRC/Productivity Press, 2010).