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Upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

The decision to upgrade Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a critical part of your business strategy. At ArcherPoint, we’ve been working with clients since 2002 to help them through every step of this process. During that time, we’ve consistently demonstrated the ability to enable our clients to complete successful upgrades and achieve the best possible outcomes for their businesses.

Why Upgrade?

Upgrading Microsoft Dynamics NAV is one of the best possible investments you can make in your business. In addition to the advantages provided by new features, platform, and fixes to previous versions, an upgrade allows you to take advantage of breakthrough innovations in functional and technical aspects of the software, including:

  • Deployment Options (Mobile, Web, and SharePoint clients, etc.) 
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Secure Webservice Calls
  • Banking Integration
  • Office 365 Integration

This is only the beginning of the benefits your business gains with an upgrade. Learn more about what Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central offer your business.

Why Not Upgrade?

ArcherPoint understands concerns that upgrading can be complicated, cost too much, or interrupt operations. This does not have to be the case. Anxiety associated with Microsoft Dynamics upgrades is often the result of misunderstandings or inaccurate information. While a lot of these concerns are common, they aren’t always accurate:

My Dynamics NAV database is too customized.

Customizations should have little to nothing to do with upgrading if done correctly and with the right tools. Your customizations will come forward into your new version.

My Dynamic NAV database is too large.

The size of an ERP database can lead to certain challenges; that said, we’ve successfully upgraded databases of over a terabyte in size. Our arsenal of tools to aid in data migration recently reduced a 42-day data migration to approximately four hours.

My version of Dynamics NAV is too old to upgrade.

No version of NAV or Navision is too old to upgrade. We will create a personalized upgrade plan to address the unique characteristics of your current version.

Any NAV developer can do upgrades.

This is probably the single biggest reason that many NAV upgrades take too long, cost too much, are never completed, or result in serious post go-live issues. Upgrades are different from other development projects in nearly every way. The requirements, methodology, tools, and the professionals who plan and execute them should be suited to the singular goal of your successful upgrade.

Finding the right team of skilled professionals with a demonstrated combination of expertise and experience will mitigate these factors and facilitate your successful Microsoft Dynamics NAV upgrade. For more information, please read ArcherPoint’s upgrade methodology.

ArcherPoint Knows Microsoft Dynamics NAV Upgrades

Ultimately, the success of an upgrade depends on the partner you choose. ArcherPoint’s upgrade team has the combined years of experience and knowledge that make us unparalleled upgrade specialists. We work with every client to ensure that they accomplish exactly what they need, providing:

  • A dedicated team to work with you and your team to ensure clear, open communication and understanding of exactly what your business needs throughout the process, including a free upgrade quote for accurate budgeting
  • Proven Agile Project Methodology backed by the experience of countless successful upgrades
  • A deep understanding of the specific tools and processes required for a smooth upgrade
  • The highest standards of Quality Assurance built into data migration and upgrade processes
  • Commitment to your business and your team from the very beginning of the process to going live on the new version, as well as continued support, technical advice, and enhancements as needed

At ArcherPoint, we take pride in our excellent reputation for smooth execution of upgrades, regardless of industry or complexity. Our upgrade teams are staffed according to your organizational needs to best coordinate and manage your NAV or Navision upgrade. For more information, please read ArcherPoint’s upgrade process for Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Stay Up to Date with a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Subscription Plan

Upgrading helps you stay in compliance with business regulations, increases productivity through the application of advanced software technology, enhances security and protection of your data, and provides opportunities to grow and expand your business. The results are lower costs, more opportunities, and a more competitive position. 

An Upgrade Subscription Plan for your Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP ensures that you stay as current as possible. It provides your company:

  • Timely updates and fixes
  • Access to new features as they are released
  • Advanced knowledge of upgrade costs with fixed fee monthly pricing
  • Movement of upgrade expenses from capital expenditures to operating expenses, providing improved financial management

For even more on the benefits of upgrading, please see our blog post about why choosing a subscription plan for upgrades makes sense. To find out exactly what’s available to you, please see ArcherPoint’s Upgrade Subscription Plan.

Make the Upgrade

Whether you’re ready to upgrade or still deciding what you need to do and how to make it happen, talk to ArcherPoint. Our team of professionals will work with you to ensure that your Microsoft Dynamics NAV upgrade is completed thoroughly and efficiently, with your continued success at the forefront of the entire process.



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