Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 is Here
October 5, 2015: Microsoft announced the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016.
Key Highlights of Dynamics NAV 2016
Here are some of the key highlights of Dynamics NAV 2016:
- Built in workflow engine for automating repetitive or manual tasks
- Electronic Invoicing improvements to make it easier to do
- Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that will convert paper documents to NAV documents. For example, scanning in purchase orders from vendors
- Add third party data-sources to be able to update NAV data. For example: exchange rate lookup
- New phone client that will be able to access Dynamics NAV real-time
Microsoft has chosen Dynamics NAV as the ERP cornerstone for their cloud offerings. You can run NAV on Azure and connect it directly to Microsoft Office 365 through SharePoint for Office 365.
- Connect to your email and documents on any device anywhere
- Connect to your ERP on any device anywhere
- Video conferencing built in
- Shared calendars
- Easy setup and management
Furthermore, rather then running the NAV SQL database on a virtual machine (VM), you can now run it on Azure SQL, a relational database-as-a-service offering that provides the following value.
- Scalable to thousands of databases and any size required
- Predictable performance that you can dial up or down
- Availability backed by replicas & uptime SLA
- Data protection via auditing, restore & geo-replication
- Programmatic DBA-like functionality for effective development and operational support
- Self-managed for near zero maintenance