The Power of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) Community
I do not think there has ever been a partner and user community more dedicated and loyal to a product than the Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) community. OK so I will give our Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) friends credit for their undying devotion as well. That being said Microsoft Dynamics NAV partners, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and end users have continued to work together with Microsoft to ensure that the Microsoft Dynamics NAV community stays vibrant and innovative.
As the community at large continues to grow it is important that we never lose sight of what makes this all possible and that is the companies that choose to run their businesses on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. One of the challenges of any large community is helping that community find a collective voice. It is important that as the product continues to evolve that the product advances in a way that supports the companies who rely on it. It is also increasingly important that partners and ISVs better coordinate their efforts so that we all reduce duplication of effort and ensure that individual partner and ISV investments in extending the product are not only relevant but efficient.
To that end we have created a Community Forum to crowd source product suggestions back to Microsoft. Our hope is that everyone involved in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV community will contribute product suggestions including partners, ISVs, and end users. We would also like partners and ISVs to collectively agree to take product suggestions and develop solutions that will be distributed back to the community free of charge.
I hope that everyone in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV community realizes what we can all accomplish by harnessing the power of 86,000 companies and 1.3 million users worldwide and ensuring that we have a collective voice.
*Update: The I Love NAV community was turned over to the Dynamics NAV User Group. See NAVUG.com to get involved.