Easily Adaptable ERP for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs)
Dynamics NAV (formerly known as Navision) is an easily adaptable Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution which helps small and medium-sized businesses to automate and connect their sales, purchasing, operations, accounting, and stock management.
It covers all your business processes from finance and purchasing to warehouse management and general reporting. Plus, it’s super flexible and can be customised to fit your business no matter what your industry.
Going forwards, when we talk about Dynamics NAV features and functionality, we will be referring to those available to you in the latest version – Dynamics 365 Business Central.Features & Functionality
Dynamics NAV software dates back to the 1980s where it was known as Navision. We have a handy history of Dynamics NAV timeline which maps the life of our beloved product through to the current day. In addition, our comparison table for the different NAV versions will help you understand when specific functionalities were introduced.
If you're wondering why you can't find any mention of Dynamics NAV on Microsoft's website, it's because they rebranded it to Dynamics 365 Business Central in 2018! So, what is the difference between Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central? In short, Dynamics 365 Business Central is just it’s new name – it’s that simple!
There’s never been a better time to upgrade! By upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central, you not only have a platform that doesn’t require large, time-consuming updates – you also have a system that’s safe, secure and fit-for-purpose!
In our experience, a lot of businesses upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central because they’ve been using versions of Dynamics NAV that are outdated. And as many of these products reach end-of-support, meaning Microsoft ceases any and all updates, it’ll become harder and harder to resolve issues – particularly when it comes to security.
For many businesses, robust security is an industry or regulatory requirement. They need to have up-to-date security across all areas of their business and so they remain or upgrade to a supported Dynamics NAV version. Of course, upgrading can be a daunting task; it requires time, money and resource – often more than some businesses are willing to part with. There are options to suit all requirements, and don't worry, we won’t ever force you to upgrade and can continue to support your existing solution!Dynamics NAV Upgrading Explained
Here at TNP, we concentrate on the important stuff. Most people buy something, put it away, sell it, manage the cash and work out how much money they've made in some way. We make sure we get the basics right before we deal with your complexities.
We follow our tried and tested 'Day in the Life' methodology, successfully implementing Dynamics NAV or Dynamics 365 Business Central into hundreds of happy companies. See our step-by-step project methodology and imagine a scenario for your business needs.Read about our project methodology
Many of our customers are on older versions, with the majority using versions that pre-date the current Role Tailored Client (RTC) visual style interface (we call these 'Classic' versions). However, while we support customers with older Dynamics NAV systems, we love to talk about bringing our customers into the new world of Dynamics 365 Business Central. That said, we also recognise the financial and time pressures may mean people want to stay on their old version for now.
If this sounds familiar and you are not ready for the jump into the new world, fear not as there are a lot of things you can do to your current system to get a boost. Our MD can often be heard using the phrase ‘Lipstick on a Pig’ which refers to the ‘tarting up’ of your Classic NAV system. There is also the option of a technical upgrade, where you keep your current functionality and modifications but with the latest technical Executables.
At TNP, we never push people to upgrade before they are ready, and we happily provide support for older Dynamics NAV systems until customers are ready to move on. We can support functional code in any old version. Of course, we can’t change the fundamental kernel of these older systems. This means that as Microsoft drops support for security fixes for these older versions, there will always be some risk in staying on these systems that is harder for us to mitigate. But rest assured, we will do what we can to keep your old beauty running.
Dynamics NAV is a wonderful product, and in our view, the best on the market when considering its depth of functionality and its incredible flexibility. But like with all solutions, customers often purchase external solutions to deal with Document Management, Print Management, Reporting, and often to improve functional areas such as Credit Control. So, we took the most common additional user needs and created our range of add-ons to offer you that extra extended versatility of your system.
Along with our own add-ons, we work with a number of third-party partners to provide you with further Dynamics NAV add-ons to enhance your system, covering things like eCommerce, Business Intelligence, Mobile, Retail, Warehousing, and much more! We have a limited number of partners who together with The NAV | 365 People provide you with fully integrated, additional functionality to your system.Dynamics NAV Add-Ons
Training is essential if you want to get the most out of your Dynamics NAV system. We provide a range of free training courses designed to enhance your understanding and knowledge, enabling you to get the most out of your system.
Our most popular courses include:
Our Ultimate Guide has content relevant for old and new users, from how to upgrade your Dynamics NAV system, through to how to extend your solution with add-onsDownload here
An overview of functionality within Excel will be included and we will show you how to design and run your own reports, create a simple list and how to filter that list.Watch recording here
Ever had the feeling of “The system’s gone slow!”? In this blog post, Ian Humphries, Managing and Product Director at TNP explains what you should be looking for if your system has hit a performance issue.Read the blog here
In this webinar, we will cover everything from how you can get the most out of your current older Dynamics NAV solution with our nHanced 365 bundles to how upgrading may not be so far away after all with our bridging solutions.Watch the recording here
What does the term Customer Relationship Management (CRM) mean today, what is the Dynamics NAV CRM module capable of and why is it still a great tool for CRM? We cover all of the above, and what things to consider when choosing a CRM system.Read the blog here
We all like to save precious seconds in the day so take a look at our list of shortcuts specifically for Dynamics NAV to help you work faster and look like a pro!Learn the shortcuts
Unhappy with the performance of your Dynamics NAV system or the quality of service provided by your current partner? Maybe you want strategic advice and better value for money? Whatever the problem, our NAV Doctor services can help. We provide any unhappy users with a free Dynamics NAV ‘Health Check’. This health check is designed to get to the root of issues and provide advice or action points to sort them out! A health check could also stop you upgrading unnecessarily!
This is essentially a partnership between you and us. We’ll share our knowledge and experience to provide better advice and support, all with the purpose of driving positive outcomes. We’ll not only identify and remedy your current problems, we’ll also build a solid platform for you to leverage the true capability of your system.Book your Health Check
We believe our knowledge and expertise is the best in the business! Why not check out what some of our customers have to say:
The results of a TNP Health Check saved Xpert Professional from poor support, solved some longstanding issues, and have helped them feel confident striving for continued growth.
Selco identified TNP as a new partner, who were capable of supporting both the old existing Dynamics NAV solution and providing strategic direction and architectural advice.
We have over 300 NAV People in the company with 60 NAV People in our Dynamics NAV support team, all waiting to deal with your queries and problems, we have someone for every Dynamics NAV eventuality and are able to support you every step of the way!
All our team are experienced consultants who come to work each day with one purpose: to deliver a high quality, value for money service. Always at the end of the phone, they are more than happy to assist in any way they can, whether it’s a systems issue, functional question, process advice or training request, our team are here to help.Learn more about our support
We’ve been champions of Dynamics NAV for so long that the majority of our team have spent most of their adult life working with it! Most of our team have roles devoted entirely to specific aspects of the system, resulting in an incredible amount of experience across the entire business.
In fact, if you were to combine our experience, we would have over 3,300 years of experience working with it (yes, we’ve done the math).
Every single member of our team, is passionate about this amazing Microsoft technology. With our experience, we’re confident that we have the expertise and experience to solve any and every Dynamics NAV issue under the sun. So whatever your requirement (or question), we can help!More about our incredible people