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This latest version of Dynamics NAV has a deeper integration with other Microsoft products such as Dynamics 365 applications, PowerApps, Flow, Office 365, Power BI, and various third-party applications. It appears the overarching idea being that Microsoft will continue to deliver an ERP solution that is deeply integrated with other familiar business software and includes built-in intelligence, so it will be easy to use and adaptable to various industry-specific requirements.

Dynamics NAV 2018 includes significant new capabilities and enhanced integrations to simplify adoption and deployment, including:

Easier Setup and Improved Usability

The latest version of NAV makes it easy to get up and running. Out of the box, the software includes automated setup guides that simplify initial configurations and enables customers to integrate the product with Dynamics 365 for Sales.

Once you are all set up, you can personalize your workspace for your preferences and workstyle with the personalization tool that is built directly into Dynamics NAV, all it takes is a few clicks to display the right data for your role and your business, or optimize for data entry in the browser. Microsoft has also improved the user interface making the entire NAV experience much more user-friendly.

Streamline Business Processes

New out-of-the-box Microsoft Excel report templates as well as deeper use of Microsoft Cognitive Services for image recognition of inventory Items and contacts. There are also added improvements to the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capabilities with the Kofax Invoice Capture Service, for process improvement with digitized purchase invoices.

Microsoft’s Cognitive services use advanced algorithms, which allow users to amalgamate artificial intelligence into the applications. Automatic facial, speech, and language recognition can be employed in HR contexts and automate procedures. Product recognition places items in the correct categories by providing much more automation in product management.

Better Reporting Options

New embedded and contextually relevant Power BI reports, improving visualization and visibility within the most highly-used lists in Dynamics NAV. Also, new integrations with Microsoft Flow enable users to automate tasks directly in the context of their Dynamics NAV experience. Dynamics NAV 2018 also allows you to preview and print invoices, tax reports, balance sheets, any reports, directly from Dynamics NAV without having to download as a file. You will also be able to print directly from the browser.

Download the Dynamics NAV 2018 Product Overview and Capability Guide.

If you prefer, you can dig into the details of What's New in Dynamics NAV 2018, or see what the future holds for NAV in the Dynamics NAV 2018 Roadmap

Read more about the technical feature updates of Dynamics NAV 2018 and the minimum hardware requirements for Dynamics NAV 2018.

How To Purchase Dynamics NAV 2018 

To accommodate businesses of all sizes, Microsoft offers a Starter Pack and Extended Pack purchasing options.

Starter Pack:

The Starter Pack option allows small and midsize businesses to quickly and affordably get started with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018. The Starter Pack offers core Financials, Distribution and Professional Services functionality, plus three Full User licenses for one price. The functionality included in the Starter Pack is designed to help customers: gain control and insight over their finances; purchase and sell items and materials; pay and manage employees; manage the billables generated by consultants; and   to manage customer and supplier relationships.

Extended Pack:

The Extended Pack enables customers to add on to the Starter Pack options and integrate core financials and distribution management with broader functionality extensions such as: manufacturing to support and control the manufacturing environment; and warehousing to manage the warehouse to support operations.

Contact your ArcherPoint Account Manager to schedule a demonstration of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018, or contact ArcherPoint.

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