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What is Microsoft Dynamics NAV?

Microsoft Dynamics NAV (most recent version: NAV 2018) is the leading ERP solution for small and medium-sized businesses. This easy-to-implement business software package is easy to use out of the box, thanks to the familiar look & feel, so you can start growing your company right away.

One master view

The Microsoft One concept is that if you work in one single Microsoft application, you must be able to seamlessly import and work with data from other applications. That’s what NAV is all about. The latest Outlook and Excel add-ins in NAV let you communicate and export and synch or share data with others in your organization effortlessly and instantly. Everything is integrated seamlessly, and thanks to the uniform look & feel you hardly know whether you’re working in Office 365, CRM or NAV.

With the launch of Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft has taken the power of Dynamics NAV to the Cloud. This complete application suite is slated to replace Dynamics NAV.

Dynamics NAV 2018 is integrated with Office 365, so whenever you’re working with Outlook or any other Microsoft application you don’t even need to leave the application when an order comes in. Dynamics NAV 2018 reads the e-mail address and knows what customer the order is coming from, so with one click you can draft a quote in Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) – right there in Outlook. Other advantages are e-mail integration and automated e-mail logging, calendar syncing and easy definition of e-mail templates based on Word layouts. It also offers easy payment solutions for clients. With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018, customers can pay their invoices directly online using credit card, PayPal, or iDeal.

Easy workflow tool

Microsoft Flow is an automatic workflow tool in NAV 2018 you can use to create your own automatic workflows and send them to your favourite services and apps. It’s easy to make a workflow for anything, from receiving alerts to synchronising data files to collecting data.

Power BI

Power BI is embedded. In concrete terms, this means that you can easily get started with the application from NAV 2017, thanks to the NAV 2017 Power BI content Pack. This way you can make a flying start with simple tutorials and standard charts and reports to start from there. You also have the option to integrate dashboards generated in Power BI within everyone’s specific role in NAV.


Built-in Cortana Intelligence gives you predictive sales figures, and that means you can make your procurement smarter. Cortana Intelligence uses historical data to predict your customers’ demand. So you can be there to help them better and faster. This forecast can be used to generate additional inventory purchasing suggestions for vendors, saving you time and money. And Cortana’s advanced machine learning algorithms make sure that the longer you use the system, the better the predictions get.

The advantages of Microsoft Dynamics NAV:

  • Full-featured, affordable ERP solution with fast implementation time
  • Easy to use thanks to familiar look & feel
  • Fully integrated with Office 365 and easy to integrate with Dynamics CRM
  • Power BI is embedded and Cortana Intelligence optimizes procurement and sales

Integration with Dynamics CRM has been simplified since the previous version of NAV. And the integration now goes further, in part by making pricing information directly available from NAV to CRM.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) can be placed in the Microsoft cloud or on your own servers, depending on your needs and wishes. Along with the ability to acquire licenses, since 2015 Microsoft has also offered the option to rent named-user licenses, and you can adjust your number of licenses every month so you never pay more than you need to.

Is this the ERP-system for your business?

Is Dynamics NAV the solution for your business? Or is Dynamics AX 2012 a better choice? Because this choice is not always easy, Dynamic People has compared the ERP systems. Dynamics NAV vs AX, or actually Dynamics Business Central vs Finance & Supply Chain Management

Isn’t ERP
too big

for an SME?

Smaller organizations generally deal with the same business processes as larger organizations, and these processes also need to be handled correctly. In the end, they both have the same needs, only different budgets. Time for NAV!