The Top 5 Reasons to Get Into Dynamics NAV After College
Learning Dynamics NAV Provides In-Depth Knowledge of Business Processes
Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. These systems essentially run all the major functions of a business and publish reports for the companies using them to make smart business decisions. They handle every piece of information, which enters a company from lead generation through marketing efforts all the way to sales orders and processing invoices.
Dynamics NAV also handles the other side of the business equation from sourcing to production/manufacturing and even warehousing. The process remains relatively consistent across industry so it allows a ton of flexibility in your knowledge base. This type of overarching business knowledge is very valuable in positions of leadership and sets the stage for a successful career path.
Dynamics NAV Developers Have High Earning Potential
If having a high earning potential is your goal, Dynamics NAV is the field for you. The Dynamics NAV community is growing and now is the perfect time to get join the ranks. Salaries for Dynamics NAV professionals are higher than the IT industry average:
- According to Glassdoor, a Dynamics NAV (Navision) developer earns an average of over $85,000, more experienced developers can pull in more than $100,000 a year
- According to Glassdoor, the national average for general developer’s income is $75,441
Dynamics NAV is a Niche Field With an Older Workforce
Most colleges do not offer classes in Dynamics NAV. In addition, Dynamics NAV is rarely talked about outside of the ERP circle. As a result, the Dynamics NAV workforce is older than your average software developer. The aging workforce means that jobs will be opening up for younger professionals looking to make a career for themselves. This need to replenish the workforce is apparent by the higher than industry standard starting salaries.
There is an Abundance of Job Openings for Dynamics NAV Related Professionals
This is a snapshot of just two employment websites:
- There were 72 NAV related job openings on Glassdoor posted just within the last week. (6/20/207)
- There were also 210 NAV related job postings on LinkedIn within the same week. (6/20/2017)
Finding a job is becoming increasingly challenging when coming out of college; the security and plethora of jobs that the Dynamics NAV field provides is difficult to match in other fields.
Dynamics NAV is an International Product
Therefore, learning Dynamics NAV may help you get work internationally. Dynamics NAV originated as “Personal Computing and Consulting,” a company founded in Denmark in 1984. Microsoft eventually purchased the Denmark based company, which was then known as “Navision A/S.” Dynamics NAV remains extremely popular across the globe. Dynamics NAV retains many country specific versions, but the general knowledge pool is the same. This means that if you ever want to work globally, Dynamics NAV can be a great way to get your foot in the door.