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Microsoft Dynamics NAV

I would recommend other companies to use Microsoft Dynamics NAV because it's very easy to install and use. The only concern I have is the cost of maintaining it and the cost of upgrading the software if it's needed. If a company has the funds to maintain the software so it stays up to date then they will find Microsoft Dynamics NAV to be a very useful software to manage budget and finance services for their organization
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
8.4
Pay calculation
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
8.5
Benefit plan administration
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
8.0
Direct deposit files
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.4
Salary revision and increment management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
8.0
Reimbursement management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
8.0

Customization

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.9
API for custom integration
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.8
Plug-ins
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.9

Security

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Single sign-on capability
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Role-based user permissions
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.9

Reporting & Analytics

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.3
Dashboards
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.3
Standard reports
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.4
Custom reports
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.2

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
8.8
Accounts payable
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Accounts receivable
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Global Financial Support
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
8.7
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.3
Intercompany Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Localizations
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Journals and Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Enterprise Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.2
Configurable Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Centralized Rules Framework
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Standardized Processes
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5

Inventory Management

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.6
Inventory tracking
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.1
Automatic reordering
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Location management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.8
Manufacturing module
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7

Order Management

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.8
Pricing
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.8
Order entry
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Credit card processing
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Cost of goods sold
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.8
Order Orchestration
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
End-to-end order visibility
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Order exception Resolution
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0

Subledger and Financial Process

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.4
Automated Invoice Processing
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.3
Shared Services Payments
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.3
Billings Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Customer Receipt Applications
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Customer Collections
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Cash Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Asset Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.2
Travel & Expense Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.3
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Period Close
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Transactions Tax
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Subledger Reconciliations
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
8.3

Project Financial Management

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.6
Budgeting and Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Project Costing
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Cost Capture
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Capital Project Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Customer Invoicing
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.2
Customer Contract Compliance
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Project Revenue Recognition
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Project Financials Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Real-time Financial Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Embedded Business Intelligence
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Project Planning Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0

Project Execution Management

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Project Planning and Scheduling
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Project Manager Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Resource Manager Dashboard
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Task Insight for Project Managers
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Team Member Task Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Project Candidate Search
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Defineable Resource Pools
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Defineable Resource Pools
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Talent Profiles
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Real-Time Project Reporting
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Absence Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Product Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0

Grants Management

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.8
Award Lifecycle Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Spending Control
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Indirect Cost Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Billing
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.3

Procurement

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Sourcing Analysis
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Contract Authoring
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Contract Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Contract History
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Contract Renewal Automation
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Contract Repository
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Electronic Signatures
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Invoice Automated Matching
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Spend Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Supplier Assessment
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Supplier Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Supplier Portal
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0

Risk Management

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Risk Repository
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Control Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Control Mapping
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.7
Control Efficiency Assessments
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Automated Control Assessments
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5
Assessment Capture
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Issue Detection
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Automatic Notification
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Remediation and Certification
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.5

Logistics

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Transportation Sourcing Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Transportation Process Integration
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Transportation Execution Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Freight Payment Automation
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Trade Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Customs Entry Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Customs Document Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Customs Document Collaboration
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Fulfillment Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Inventory Visibility
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0

Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.3
Production Process Design
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Supply Chain Business Flows
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Production Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Configuration Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Work Definition
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Work Execution
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Advanced Fulfillment
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Manufacturing Costs
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0

Supply Chain

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Forecasting
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Inventory Planning
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Performance Monitoring
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0

Product Lifecycle Management

Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.4
Ideation Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Requirements Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Proposal Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Innovation Portfolio Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Product Master Data Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
9.0
Vendor Portal
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0
Project Portfolio Management
Microsoft Dynamics NAV
10.0

Pros

  • All of the Dynamics ERP systems are fully integrated with the full family of their Office products (Word, Excel, etc.) but the true power behind Dynamics-NAV is that it comes with complete access to the source code. Although most ERP packages provide some type of a development environment, it is always a third-party software package and requires an additional expense. NAV comes with full source code access and devolvement tools out-of-the-box and requires no additional purchase. The user is able to modify pages, reports and even add additional fields to the standard tables. If your company has an internal development staff you have the ability to purchase the same full development license that the VAR has, allowing you to handle all system customizations and support in-house. The sum total of this high flexibility is that you are able to make NAV conform to your business rather than you conforming to the software.
  • In addition to the available source code, NAV provides the user with an unlimited ability to modify and build within the rich environment of C/AL code. In over 20 years of modifying the NAV product I have never had a client ask for a modification or custom functionality that I was not able to provide. Add to this the fact that NAV now includes many development points that allow the user to place their custom code inside of the system without impacting the base code. This makes the upgrade process quick and easy and avoids the common occurrence of being version locked.
  • The user interface of Dynamics NAV has been well thought out and provides a very easy to learn and use package. Master records (Customer, Vendor, Items, etc.) have been laid out in a standard format. Once you learn where fields are located on one record you have learned them all. The forms (called Pages in NAV) have a very similar structure and, by design, are uncluttered and easily customized by the user without impacting the base code. This allows each user to configure the Page to the way they work, easing the learning process and speeding up daily work and data entry.
  • The NAV environment has grown to be very feature rich in the functionality offered and provides the user with almost everything they need with the purchase of the base product. Advanced features can be added if required as can a large number of third party add-ons made exclusively for the NAV environment. Additionally, user licenses are sold as concurrent and not as named. Concurrent licenses control the number of users allowed into the system at any one time meaning that anyone can be provided with the ability to log into the system. This allows the company to setup an unlimited number of users with the ability to access the system at any given time. This allows the occasional user to share a license with other users who only need to access the system to enter a small amount of data or run a few reports. This functionality is a plus for the company with a large sales staff or outside workers who only need limited access to the system. Named licenses would require that you purchase an access license for every person who needs to access the system.
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Cons

  • As with most ERP packages, the Jobs functionality within NAV is somewhat limited in functions. It has been primarily designed for large projects such as building a house or large piece of equipment where the process is set from the start and has little change. Small job shops where each project is custom find the package very restrictive and inflexible to use. The WIP calculation has been greatly improved with the last couple of releases but still does not allow the user to a great amount of flexibility or provide you with the ability to post in detail to the general ledger.
  • The item reservation process is very restrictive in the way it was written. NAV does allow you to reserve inventory against sales and projects but is very unforgiving if the need arises to change or release those goods. It is possible but requires that the user jump through multiple hoops to accomplish the task.
  • Security within NAV is very good but requires that you build custom user roles as the standard roles provided by the package do not lend themselves well to the normal company environment. The standard permission roles tend to either provide too much access or too little and are often hard to follow and understand. However, NAV has provided a new tool that makes the creation of custom roles quick and easy but still requires that they be created. Additionally, NAV still does not provide field-level security, only record level. It is possible to modify the code to control this or purchase an add-on but is not available out-of-the-box.
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Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Dynamics NAV10.0
Based on 1 answer
We've already decided to continue using this software. It is too expensive for us to upgrade so we made a workaround by using the virtual computer with Windows XP installed on it. We did research replacing this software, but it was a better financial decision to keep what we had instead
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Usability

Microsoft Dynamics NAV8.0
Based on 1 answer
Both the Classic and RTC interfaces are very intuitive.
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Alternatives Considered

Dynamics NAV blows the doors off of Accpac in breadth, scalability and performance. If you're looking for full functionality for a small to medium sized business that can scale as you grow with solid performance and data integrity, then Dynamics NAV is the right solution for you. Be sure to partner with a reputable solution provider. Making sure Dynamics NAV is set up correctly before you go live is essential
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Return on Investment

  • Easy to use
  • Presents well
  • The packaged reports fulfill our needs
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Pricing Details

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details