Navision Upgrades2024-02-22T18:09:55+00:00

Is upgrading to Business Central a smart decision?

Profits on the Rise: The Move from Dynamics GP, Dynamics Navision to Business Central.

Most frequently asked questions

Why should we upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central?
Always on access to your system and data. Connect from anywhere in the world at anytime. No need to pay for upgrades ever again.
What is the upgrade cost from Navision to Business Central
There is no One cost for a Business Central upgrade. The final cost is dependent on how much data will be migrated, how much of the Business Central functionality will be used, how many customizations will be migrated, how many customized reports will be migrated and how much time you and your team are willing to put towards the project.
What is the upgrade cost from Dynamics GP to Business Central?
There is no One cost for a Business Central upgrade. The final cost is dependent on how much data will be migrated, how much of the Business Central functionality will be used, how many customizations will be migrated, how many customized reports will be migrated and how much time you and your team are willing to put towards the project.
What about downtime?
There will be down time during the go live stage of the upgrade. The amount of time is dependent on how much data will be migrated, how much of the Business Central functionality will be used, how many customizations will be migrated, how many customized reports will be migrated and how much time you and your team are willing to put towards the project. Our goal is to minimize your downtime as much as possible by ensuring all processes have been vetted and tested so your team can be up and running as quickly as possible.
How much business central implementation cost?
Good question: The cost of implementing Dynamics 365 Business Central can vary widely depending on several factors. These factors include the size and complexity of your organization, the specific features and modules you require, the level of customization needed, and the choice of deployment method (cloud-based or on-premises). Additionally, costs can also vary based on the vendor or partner you choose to assist with the implementation. To simply the implementation process Navisiontech offers a fixed priced fixed scope packages that you can choose from: Wholesale and Distribution Business
What is the price for business central user license?
Dynamics 365 Business Central subscription pricing is straight forward. It starts with the following:
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium $100 per user/month
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central Essential $70 per user/month
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central Essential $8 per user/month
Is there a free trial version of Business Central available, or do you need to pay a subscription fee to access it?
Microsoft offers a free trial version of Dynamics 365 Business Central. Contact Navisiontech, Inc to get your free trial, purchase your subscription or to get an assessment, consulting services, or additional pricing.
What about Return on Investment (ROI)
The ROI of transitioning from Dynamics GP or Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central can include lower maintenance expenses, increased efficiency, better reporting, scalability benefits, and real time integration with Microsoft echo system. However, specific ROI outcomes depend on individual business circumstances and execution of the upgrade.
Do we need to customize Business Central to match our specific business processes?
In most cases no, there are many ways to accomplish most business process with out of the box functionalities. If that doesn’t satisfy your requirements there are also many 3rd party applications the expand the Business Central functionalities, but of course if an exact fit can’t be found Business Central can be customized to fit your exact need/s.
Will our existing reports and templates work with Business Central?
Unfortunately most report and templates will need to be converted to utilize the Business Central architecture so they will not automatically transition during the upgrade processes. However most NAV reports and templates can be converted quickly so they will not need to be completely re-built.
What are the potential risks and challenges associated with the upgrade?
Scope creep, resource availability and buy-in.
We are using Dynamics Navision on prem, should we upgrade to Business Central on prem or cloud?
This decision is dependent on your vision for the future of your business. Do you want to have always on access to your system and data from anywhere in the world at anytime? Do you want to not have to worry about your system becoming out of date and have access to new features as soon as they are available? If any of those benefits are of interest to you and your business, then we recommend Business Central in the cloud
What are Business Central’s capabilities?
Business Central is a comprehensive business management solution developed by Microsoft. It offers a wide range of capabilities to help businesses streamline their operations and make data-driven decisions. Some of its key capabilities include: Business Central Essentials For more sophisticated processes, yet simple enough to be managed in one solution, Essentials provides:
  • Financial management
  • Sales and opportunity management
  • Supply chain and inventory management
  • Project management
Business Central Premium Premium includes the Essentials license capabilities and adds key functionality for manufacturing and service order management:
  • Service management
  • Manufacturing
Business Central is a versatile solution that covers a wide range of business processes, making it a valuable tool for businesses looking to streamline their operations, improve efficiency, and make better use of their data.
When is the right time to upgrade to Business Central?
When you find that your existing system or processes are slowing down the growth of your business. When your resources are forced to duplicate or triplicate their work to accomplish something that should only be done once. When you find that your existing system has been sunset and is no longer supported by the publisher.
What happens to my existing customizations when I upgrade from Dynamics Navision to Business Central?
All your existing customizations will be validated against the Business Central Standard functionality to confirm if BC can already accomplish what your customizations are designed to do. In many cases you will not need your customizations because their functionalities are already built into Business Central. If they are not part of the standard functionality your customizations will be converted to apps that will work with Business Central.
What happens to my existing customizations when I upgrade from Dynamics GP to Business Central?
All your existing customizations will be validated against the Business Central Standard functionality to confirm if BC can already accomplish what your customizations are designed to do. In many cases you will not need your customizations because their functionalities are already built into Business Central. If they are not part of the standard functionality your customizations will be converted to apps that will work with Business Central.
What happens with my data after migrating to Business Central?
This depends on your needs. We can migrate all your data as is, we can compress your data and migrate it or we can migrate just what you would like to migrate.
How long does it take to migrate to Business Central?
The migration process is dependent on many factors and is different for every business. The factors that contribute to the migration are as follows: how much data will be migrated, how much of the Business Central functionality will be used, how many customizations will be migrated, how many customized reports will be migrated and how much time you and your team are willing to put towards the project.
What about training and user adoption?
Our highest priority is user satisfaction so all of our projects include user training and user acceptance testing (UAT). Both of which can be extended to as little or as much as your team would like. Our job is not complete until all users are able to perform their tasks as efficiently as possible.
What about downtime?
There will be down time during the go live stage of the upgrade. The amount of time is dependent on how much data will be migrated, how much of the Business Central functionality will be used, how many customizations will be migrated, how many customized reports will be migrated and how much time you and your team are willing to put towards the project. Our goal is to minimize your downtime as much as possible by ensuring all processes have been vetted and tested so your team can be up and running as quickly as possible.
How can we ensure minimal downtime during the upgrade process?
The best ways to ensure minimal downtime are to compress as much data as possible, use as much of the out of the box functionality of the system as possible and ensure all business critical processes have been tested and signed off on by your team.
We are using credit card processing software, does Business Central have that option or available third-party Apps?
Indeed, there are third-party add-ons available. Navisiontech provides the EasyEFT credit card processing software compatible with both Navision and Dynamics 365 Business Central. This user-friendly software seamlessly integrated with your current authorize.net API login ID and Transaction key. Additionally, if needed, we can generate a new authorize.net account for you.

Migrate from Dynamics on prem to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Comprehensive business management

Connect sales, finance, and operations to work smarter, adapt faster, and perform better.

Reporting & business insights

Financial Management
Sales Management
Service Management
Project Management
Operations Management
Supply chain Management

Modernize business processes and always be current on the latest technology

You and your business can stay current on the latest technology
  • Gain access to Microsoft’s full stack of cloud services
  • Advance integration seamlessly with Office, Outlook, and Power Platform
  • Have an end-to-end view of your business using real-time data and business analytics
  • Share data effortlessly with Dynamics 365 Sales and other Dynamics 365 applications

Reduce ongoing maintenance costs and free up IT resources

You and your business can stay current on the latest technology
  • Avoid future software upgrades
  • Eliminate maintenance tasks – such as backups and patches
  • Free up IT resources
  • Improve infrastructure management with Microsoft Azure, included with Dynamics 365 Business Central pricing

Improve reporting, access, security, and reliability

You and your business can stay current on the latest technology
  • Scale with flexibility to match your business needs
  • Unmatched security and governance
  • Back-up and recovery
  • Rely on Microsoft’s trusted cloud with 99.9% SLA

Advantages of Business Central

Stay current on the latest Microsoft cloud-powered technology

Without the hassle and expense of upgrades, backups, and patches.

Reduce total cost of ownership and improve cashflow

By transitioning to a predictable monthly operating expense. A modern user interface based on the Office tools you already know means less training time and faster return on investment.

Make better business decisions with advanced analytics

Access, model, and analyze data across multiple dimensions. Seamlessly sync data with Microsoft Power BI to create compelling dashboards and data visualizations.

Leverage your data to build apps specific to your business processes

Further extend your Business Central solution using Microsoft Power Platform and the Common Data Service.

Gain peace of mind

Knowing your sensitive business data is stored in highly secure, state-of-the-art data centers owned and managed by Microsoft and a 99.9% uptime service-level agreement (SLA).

Improve remote access and empower employees wherever they need to work

With powerful, secure desktop capabilities across Windows, iOS, and Android platforms.

Simplify common tasks with Microsoft 365 integration

Set up customers or vendors, create quotes, process orders, and submit invoices without leaving your inbox. Easily export data in Excel and create outgoing documents directly in Word.

Utilize the power of predictive analytics and artificial intelligence

Use your data to better predict and plan with improved sales and cashflow forecasting, inventory management, and late payment indicators.

Configure your systems with ease and connect third-party apps to Business Central

Using business add-ons from AppSource. Or work with your Business Central partner to build extensions for your specific needs.

Upgrades Project Start From:

Kick Start
$9,999
Essential
$49,999
Solid Foundation
$99,999
  • Project Discovery Session
  • Fit Gap Analysis Session
  • Kick off
  • Standard data migration
  • Standard reports
  • Self guided training
  • Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Go-Live Monitoring
  • Fixed scope fixed price
  • Project Discovery Session
  • Fit Gap Analysis Session
  • Kick off
  • Standard and extension data migration
  • Extensions
  • Custom reports layouts
  • User Training and adoption
  • Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Documentation
  • Go-Live Monitoring
  • Fixed scope fixed price
  • Project Discovery Session
  • Fit Gap Analysis Session
  • Kick off
  • Standard, extension, and custom data migration
  • Customization and Extensions
  • Integrations
  • Custom reports layouts and Power BI
  • User Training and adoption
  • Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Documentation
  • Go-Live Monitoring
  • Fixed scope fixed price

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