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Curt Finch, Journyx

Best Places to Grab a Trial Version of Dynamics NAV


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Microsoft Dynamics NAV is one of the best ERP applications on the market, especially for businesses in the manufacturing, retail, distribution and professional services market. What sets it apart from its competitors, however, is how easy it is to customize the application for specialty uses. This makes NAV ideal for startups and niche businesses whose requirements change so rapidly that no other off-the-shelf, commercial package will work -  businesses that have to adapt quickly and need software that can adapt with them.

How do you know if NAV is right for your company? How can you be sure you need the features NAV offers? The best way to be sure is to try out a trial version first. If you want to grab a trial version, here are a couple of options.

MIBUSO

Operating since October 21, 2002, and operating as a different entity prior to that, MIBUSO stands for MIcrosoft BUsiness SOlutions. The founder, Luc Van Dyck, has been a Navision technical consultant since 1997. Because of Luc’s expertise, the site has become a staple among NAV users, with many voicing thoughts such as these:

“I started using Mibuso back in 2006 for knowledge based discussions and it continues to be a key resource for me today, some 6 years later. If I am stuck on a challenging item or simply need some brainstorming ideas, Mibuso is my go-to resource due to the wealth of information found there, as well as the dedicated members that provide their due diligence to ensure the quality of the forums. The “Downloads” section provides a multitude of add-ons and utilities, which are required in my day to day development work; and the “Search” mechanism gets me the pinpoint results I need, yet with minimal input. For the Dynamics NAV Community, Mibuso is unparalleled in its consistency and quality that I, and so many others, rely on for our daily operations.” —Sikandar Memon (Serenic Software)

With that reputation, MIBUSO is one of the best places to download a trial version of NAV, especially if you do not already have a Microsoft PartnerSource login.

You can find the download page here.

Directly From Microsoft

If you already have a Microsoft PartnerSource login, you can download a trial version directly from Microsoft. The trial download includes all available localizations, as well as placeholder data to help you see the software in operation and better determine if it is a good fit.

If you have a PartnerSource login and would like to download directly from Microsoft, be sure to do so from this link to avoid any false or scammy download sites.

As with any major purchase, properly evaluating the trial can go a long way toward ensuring you get your money’s worth and have a product that will best serve your company. Whatever your circumstances, these two options will help you grab a copy of the trial version and put it through its paces.

About the Author: Curt Finch is the CEO of Journyx, a Certified Microsoft Partner. Journyx maximizes the value of Microsoft Dynamics by adding enterprise time tracking. Journyx Accountlink for Microsoft Dynamics allows companies to quickly implement a complete time tracking solution using existing business data in Dynamics. Connect with Curt on Google+.

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