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Microsoft Dynamics “Corfu”: Popular and powerful

This week, Convergence 2015 is happening over in Atlanta. Monday’s keynote speech saw Satya Nadella and Kirill Tatarinov take to the stage to discuss the next stage in the push towards the “mobile-first, cloud-first” world. A large part of this will be the next iteration of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, codenamed “Corfu”, which will be available later this year. If you’re a Dynamics professional, now is the time to take note of Microsoft Dynamics “Corfu” An exploding platform It may not match …

Dynamics NAV "Corfu"

The Dynamics NAV “Corfu” knowledge that will win you your next job

The next version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV- codenamed “Corfu” – is set for a late 2015 release. At TechDays 2014 back in November, Microsoft laid out its Dynamics NAV roadmap for 2015-17. Here are four key points about Dynamics NAV “Corfu” to impress an interviewer – or potential new colleague – with. 1. Three new core areas of improvement First, impress with knowledge of the three main things the NAV team are implementing in their late 2015 update. The first is workflow. At TechDays, …

NAV 2015: The magic touch

With the fantastic news that Dynamics NAV 2015 (formerly codenamed “Crete”) will be optimised for touch devices, the community can’t wait to get their hands on it. Fantastic news for NAV workers everywhere.  Who said accounting isn’t exciting? From a technological perspective this is fantastic news as Dynamics NAV finally gets to showcase what it means to be a truly mobile worker. NAV 2015 enables partners and customers to view, share and collaborate on the devices that they use – in …

Go social with Dynamics NAV and Office 365

Two of the big topics at WPC2014 were cloud and mobile.  And the place where I see these two things really converging are with Office 365, which will handily connect with Dynamics NAV.  Couple this to the fact that Dynamics NAV 2015 (which is just around the corner) will look even more like an extension of the Microsoft Office family, it all points to a great user experience. Mostly. Access at any time, on any device Thanks to Office365 being ‘in the cloud’ and its ability to work across …

Microsoft: It’s Simple

It was nearly forty years ago that Microsoft’s “a computer on every desk in every home” vision statement appeared in print – and what a clean and simple statement it is.  It’s not always reported that it was followed by “running Microsoft software” (as you can hear in this Bill Gates interview here).    Since then there have been many changes in that vision statement, (none so memorable or so clear), but when you think about Microsoft’s intentions in the Dynamics marketplace, …

Crossing the Channel

As Microsoft’s quest for world domination continues it has a problem which is also one of its greatest assets: its channel.  Historically to be a Microsoft NAV partner meant to enjoy a close reciprocal relationship with the local Navision (and later Microsoft) office – some partners even managed to hold on to the same account manager for several years (yes, that did really happen!).    This was fantastic from a relationship perspective but providing this level of account management …

Road to Repeatability

In its race to capture the SME market and take market share from Sage Line 50, Exchequer and Pegasus, Microsoft has been working hard to encourage the Dynamics NAV community to participate in a programme called ‘Road to Repeatability’ or ‘R2R’.   The proposed aim of Road to Repeatability is to take advantage of the increasing commoditisation of ERP, encourage partners to create repeatable ‘out of the box’ offerings and rapidly increase the number of, preferably subscription-based, …

The Resurgence of Dynamics NAV

Last week I (Rob Wachman Director at Conspicuous) had an excellent meeting with Microsoft about Dynamics NAV.  I spoke about the past, present and the future.  The good news is that NAV is about to enter a period of resurgence. Microsoft has developed an excellent solution for the SME market, a solution that will compete almost to enterprise level. Over the last 3-5 years this has provided some internal conflict within Microsoft because the majority of the marketing and sales firepower has been …

The Transformation of Data – Business Intelligence within Dynamics AX and NAV

Business Intelligence (BI) is a term that has been in existence since the 1960s. It is reported to have evolved from the decision support systems originating from the computer-aided models created to assist with decision making and business planning. The aim of BI is to transform historical, current and predictive data into meaningful and useful information for business purposes in order to make the best business decisions going forward. At Conspicuous we expect the buzz word for 2014 to be …

The most common mistakes we see with NAV implementations

NAV implementations range from just a few thousand pounds to millions and from one person companies to multinational corporations. Every company is different and so every implementation is different. The charm of Dynamics NAV is that it can be implemented straight from the box or it can be redeveloped to suit individual need. The versatility of Dynamics NAV results in various issues. Conspicuous would like to highlight some key considerations companies should look at prior, during …