Microsoft Dynamics NAV: Necessary, good... but not without some "growing pains".
FRANCISCO OLIVEIRA | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 10, 2019

Microsoft Dynamics NAV: Necessary, good... but not without some "growing pains".

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Dynmics NAV is being used as a multi-department, complete ERP system at our headquarters/manufacturing facility. It addresses integration and connectivity issues with other software and adaptive technologies: formulation and manufacturing batching software, scanners and bar codes, inventory, financials, emailing of invoices and statement, sales and purchasing... all from their user portal.
  • Good integration with other software and technologies.
  • Good viewing interface for both AP and AR.
  • Ability to customize most reports.
  • Some functions could be a bit more user friendly, intuitive.
  • Better migration from previous ERP software (especially other Microsoft products). "Growing pains" associated with change?! Maybe.
  • A few redundancies and procedural missteps on menus and tabs can make the portal a bit crowded.
  • Better manufacturing overview
  • Better inventory control
  • Just about the same as GP in the other areas
Microsoft Dynamics GP feels a bit more user friendly and intuitive than NAV. However, NAV will definitely win the gold on the ability to integrate and connect with other software and technologies, especially as the company grows. We are having a tougher time training employees on NAV than we did with GP, but people seem to be finally getting used to the new processes.
It addresses well some integration and connectivity issues with other software and adapted technologies: formulation and manufacturing batching software, scanners and bar codes, inventory, financials, emailing of invoices and statement, sales and purchasing... etc. I believe it to be better suited to a medium to large company. Not as simple and seamless as we expected for migrating from another Microsoft Dynamics software product (we moved from GP to NAV). Our staff is going through a tougher time than we thought to learn some procedures. Normal growing pains?!

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV) Feature Ratings

Accounts payable
9
Accounts receivable
9
Global Financial Support
Not Rated
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Not Rated
Intercompany Accounting
Not Rated
Localizations
7
Journals and Reconciliations
8
Enterprise Accounting
9
Configurable Accounting
9
Centralized Rules Framework
7
Standardized Processes
8
Automated Invoice Processing
9
Shared Services Payments
Not Rated
Billings Management
8
Customer Receipt Applications
9
Customer Collections
9
Revenue Recognition
8
Cash Management
9
Asset Management
Not Rated
Travel & Expense Management
Not Rated
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
Not Rated
Period Close
9
Transactions Tax
8
Subledger Reconciliations
7
3rd Party Accounting Systems
Not Rated
Inventory tracking
9
Automatic reordering
8
Location management
9
Manufacturing module
9
Pricing
8
Order entry
9
Credit card processing
Not Rated
Cost of goods sold
8
Order Orchestration
8
End-to-end order visibility
8
Order exception Resolution
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
Not Rated
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Dashboards
9
Standard reports
8
Custom reports
9
API for custom integration
10
Plug-ins
Not Rated
Role-based user permissions
10
Single sign-on capability
Not Rated
Award Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Spending Control
Not Rated
Indirect Cost Management
Not Rated
Billing
Not Rated
Budgeting and Forecasting
Not Rated
Project Costing
Not Rated
Cost Capture
Not Rated
Capital Project Management
Not Rated
Customer Invoicing
Not Rated
Customer Contract Compliance
Not Rated
Project Revenue Recognition
Not Rated
Project Financial Performance Analysis
Not Rated
Project Financials Dashboard
Not Rated
Real-time Financial Reporting
Not Rated
Embedded Business Intelligence
Not Rated
Project Planning Collaboration
Not Rated
Project Planning and Scheduling
Not Rated
Project Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Resource Manager Dashboard
Not Rated
Task Insight for Project Managers
Not Rated
Project Manager Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Team Member Task Collaboration
Not Rated
Team Member Mobile Functionality
Not Rated
Project Candidate Search
Not Rated
Project Candidate Comparison and Analysis
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Defineable Resource Pools
Not Rated
Talent Profiles
Not Rated
Real-Time Project Reporting
Not Rated
Absence Management
Not Rated
Product Lifecycle Management
Not Rated
Sourcing Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Sourcing Analysis
Not Rated
Bids Analyzed and Compared
Not Rated
Catalog Shopping E-Commerce for Employees
Not Rated
Contract Authoring
Not Rated
Contract Compliance Management
Not Rated
Contract History
Not Rated
Contract Renewal Automation
Not Rated
Contract Repository
Not Rated
Contract Standardization and Enforcement
Not Rated
Electronic Signatures
Not Rated
Invoice Automated Matching
Not Rated
Purchasing Risk and Compliance Management
Not Rated
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
Not Rated
Spend Compliance Management
Not Rated
Supplier Assessment
Not Rated
Supplier Communication and Collaboration
Not Rated
Supplier Management
Not Rated
Supplier Portal
Not Rated
Risk Repository
Not Rated
Control Management
Not Rated
Control Mapping
Not Rated
Control Efficiency Assessments
Not Rated
Automated Control Assessments
Not Rated
Assessment Capture
Not Rated
Issue Detection
Not Rated
Automatic Notification
Not Rated
Remediation and Certification
Not Rated
Transportation Planning and Optimization
Not Rated
Transportation Sourcing Management
Not Rated
Transportation Process Integration
Not Rated
Transportation Execution Management
Not Rated
Freight Payment Automation
Not Rated
Trade Management
Not Rated
Trade Regulatory Compliance Management
Not Rated
Customs Entry Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Management
Not Rated
Customs Document Collaboration
Not Rated
Fulfillment Management
Not Rated
Inventory Visibility
Not Rated
Warehouse Workforce Management
Not Rated
Production Process Design
9
Supply Chain Business Flows
9
Production Management
9
Contracted Manufacturing Management
Not Rated
Configuration Management
Not Rated
Work Definition
Not Rated
Work Execution
9
Advanced Fulfillment
9
Manufacturing Costs
9
Forecasting
9
Inventory Planning
9
Multi-tier Supply Chain Planning
9
Performance Monitoring
9
Ideation Management
Not Rated
Requirements Management
Not Rated
Proposal Management
Not Rated
Innovation Portfolio Management
Not Rated
Product Master Data Management
Not Rated
Vendor Portal
9
Project Portfolio Management
Not Rated