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Malcolm Roach, Open Door Technology Inc.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Release Date October 2014


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Microsoft announced the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 release date as October 1, 2014 in North America for new customers and October 6, 2014 for existing customers.

The newest release promises to make Dynamics NAV even easier to use with a new small business version, expanded Base Pack, Tablet Client, mapping Dynamics NAV fields in Microsoft Word, and enhanced upgrade tools.

As an accountant by trade, I will admit that perhaps not everyone shares the same level of enthusiasm about releases of software, but there’s much to be excited about in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. With this latest release, NAV 2015 continues the tradition of steady functionality improvement, but also includes some impressive advances in technology and further integration with other Microsoft applications.

One of the most exciting features of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 is the enhanced reporting capability. SQL Server reporting services was previously needed for creating reports and documents and although it is a very capable system, it could be cumbersome at times with complex documents such as invoices. Having a simpler and faster way for users to make custom documents is welcome news. Users will now be able to take a Microsoft Word format template, like an invoice for example, and map Dynamics NAV fields right into the Word document and further modify it using Word style templates. A user can then import the invoice format into Dynamics NAV for immediate use. All of this can be done by the end user, which means more flexibility for them as they can choose to have less direct involvement from the reseller.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 has a greatly simplified Role Center interface with configurable Business Intelligence tiles displayed in the user interface with real-time performance indicators, such as a red bar at the top of the tile for such things as large amount of overdue invoices.

Microsoft also released a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Tablet Client for Windows, Android, and IOS devices. The Tablet Client includes dashboard and transaction processing capabilities as well as a common user experience across all tablet devices.

Changes to the upgrading tools in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 promise a simpler upgrade process. In one example given during Directions 2014, six companies with 2 GB data each were upgraded in about 10 seconds with no human interaction.

Overall, there are many very exciting new features for the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. With these new initiatives, Microsoft has made Dynamics NAV 2015 even more user friendly. It’s clear there has been a significant amount invested into research and development and will be Microsoft continuing to do so.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV has recently added an impressive 35% more new customers and has grown to over 100,000 customers in 15 years.

By Malcolm Roach of Open Door Technology, Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner in Calgary, Alberta

One Response to “Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Release Date October 2014”

  1. Ron Mason says:

    Our vendor, K12, for this NAV 2015, has informed us that we cannot print an INVOICE. We can generate it, but to actually print one and send it out, it doesn’t do this simple basic task. Really strange, because on our 2009 version, we can easily print the Invoice, if we choose to. Not a great feature as we need to print Invoices.