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What Makes The AXUG Summit 16 Worth Travelling for?

This year’s premier user-led educational event for Dynamics AX professionals, AXUG 16, will be held in Tampa, Florida on October 11-14th. There are plenty of other AX-focussed conferences and user events throughout the calendar, so what makes the AXUG Summit worth travelling for? 1. Networking with experts According to AXUG Summit board member Paul Martin, connections are as essential to the AXUG experience as education. While the primary function of the user group has always been learning, …

Why NAV Is Failing to Dominate the SME Market

In August last year we spoke about the main differences between Dynamics AX and NAV. We explained that one of the key differences is the audiences both technologies are aimed at – AX at large, multinational organisations and NAV at small and medium-sized businesses. In this article, we reveal three reasons why Dynamics NAV is failing to completely dominate the SME market. You can tell us whether you agree. Competitors Dynamics NAV enables small business to do all of their accounting and …

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Spotlighting NAV solutions

No end-user has the same requirements, and this means that the job of the partner is to discover those end-user needs, and to tailor an implementation of Dynamics NAV to them. If you’re looking to be an end-user of NAV solutions to improve your business, here is just a flavour of some of the solutions already out there across a variety of niches. Please note that these are UK-based companies, but NAV is a global industry and there will be similar businesses in territories across the world. …

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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 …

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Dynamics NAV mobile-first approach means a paradigm shift in employee skills

The world of Microsoft Dynamics moves quickly. For 2015, there are a range of changes, updates and brand new releases that are set to shake up the market. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 was recently released as a flagship update to the NAV ERP product, and has been constructed from the ground up to be a mobile-first, and cloud-first product. The changes reflect the current tech zeitgeist that Microsoft is very much a champion of. It does mean, however, that Dynamics professionals looking to keep …

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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, …

A lack in resource for Dynamics Partners

After a number of conversations with Dynamics Partners, there’s a topic that comes up time and time again. In fact, I’m sure this will be a major conversation at the Dynamics NAV panel meeting this Friday. There’s a lack of resource, affecting profitability among Partners and Microsoft Dynamics. Agree? For the people prepared to listen, I believe the solution is twofold. First off, I think people need to be trained into NAV from other places. Whether that’s from other ERP solutions …

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 …

Microsoft Dynamics redundancies: Is the UK safe?

As news begins to filter down that the layoff of Microsoft staff has impacted the Microsoft Dynamics GP and AX teams in the US, and Microsoft not publicly stating precisely which roles will go in each subsidiary, it’s easy to become worried that this will negatively impact the UK Dynamics business. When organisational change takes place at a global level, and especially when it involves dynamics redundancies, it’s natural for a local subsidiary not to reveal any information.  But there are …

Is this the story of Microsoft and Minecraft’s future?

With Microsoft’s announcement that it has acquired the Minecraft creators Mojang, the world’s press has been lit up.  From Bloomberg to Newsround, everyone is speculating on what the impact of this purchase will be. The product In comments posted across sites including BBC.com, Geekwire, and TotalXbox, one of the big questions is whether Minecraft will stay true to the original ‘bootstrapper’ spirit and whether it will continue to be developed on all platforms.  One reporter …