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Over the past five years, Microsoft have been particularly innovative with technology, their focus on keeping everyone connected via mobile and the cloud is a reflection of how people are using technology. For more and more people the first thing they see in the morning, is their mobile phone, and staying connected anywhere, at any time, is more vital than ever.
In addition to the evolution of user behavior, the competition has heated up for Microsoft. With SalesForce, SAP and Sage picking up their pace, they’ve really had to up their game…and they have. They’ve invested heavily in Azure, new web clients, power BI, PowerApps and Cortana, ensuring their ERP and CRM solutions stay ahead of the competition.
According to Microsoft there are 110,000 companies using Dynamics NAV worldwide, and their European servers host 55% of them. Approximately 20% of these companies (12,000 companies) are planning to migrate to Office 365 and Dynamics NAV 2017 in the next 24 months. This is a huge number of companies migrating and upgrading.
Dynamics NAV in the cloud, and the connectivity provided by Office 365 not only means that users have access to their ERP anywhere but they also have access to some great new features too.
Upgrading to Dynamics NAV 2017 will:
- – Dramatically reduce the time your quote to cash process takes. You can now set-up customers, vendors, create quotes, process orders and submit invoices without leaving Outlook once.
- – Provide you with greater business insight as Power BI is now embedded. This enables you and your team to easily build reports for instant access to business critical information.
- – Improve your users’ experience, as the interface is much simpler.
- – Benefit from assisted set-up wizards that make importing data easy, as well as connecting Office 365 to Cortana, saving you precious time.
Dynamics NAV and Office 365
From the above you may have figured out that Dynamics NAV and Office 365 now work together, better than ever. The Outlook add-ins created provide some great productivity enhancers for SMBs. For example, based on an incoming email you can create a new sales or purchase document without leaving outlook. Simply open the add-in in Outlook for Dynamics NAV, this will provide you with the customer or vendor overview, which you can then use to create a new document. Then just hit send!