Introducing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017

We are happy to share Microsoft’s announcement on the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017.    Over the last few years, Microsoft have shipped a series of new releases that have transformed Microsoft Dynamics NAV and market it serves. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 continues to be enhanced, bringing together worlds, creating powerful new opportunities for you to add value, and supporting all your business ambitions.

Let’s take a quick look at some features:

In Office 365 Experience:  As can be expected NAV 2017 brings an even closer integration with Microsoft Office 365.  Dynamics NAV 2017 is directly linked to Office 365, which means you can easily review, analyse and share data with relevant colleagues in your organisation.  You can navigate effortlessly between your Microsoft Dynamics NAV data and your Office tools you use every day, for example Outlook and Excel.    How about the ability to invoice a customer based on the entries in your Outlook calendar?  With NAV 2017 and Outlook you can!

NAV 2017 sync with O365
NAV 2017 sync with O365

NAV 2017 Power BI

Embedded Power BI:  Continuing the powerful integration, you can now use embedded Power BI to easily create insightful charts and report, and then make them available within your Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Role Centre.

Getting started is easy, using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Power BI Content Pack.  Use the sample reports in the content pack and see great examples of what you can do with Power BI, in a demo or production environment.

Setup and Configuration:   with new setup wizard you can easily import data and setup integration with Office 365, Dynamics CRM, creating workflows, setting up fiscal years, etc.

Setup wizard in NAV 2017

Finance in NAV 2017:  Work with ready-to-use financial statements and gain accessible insights into the financial performance of your business.

Jobs:    Setup jobs and enter time sheets using the new jobs setup wizard and quickly access common tasks, new charts and a new ‘my jobs’ list using the updated Project Manager role centre

CRM:  A new wizard will guide you through the setup process in order to enable seamless movement of Dynamics CRM records with the NAV 2017 records.

Items:  With NAV 2017 you can organize and classify your products the way you want, performing advanced searches on your catalogue in just a few clicks and displaying only the information you need.   You can also add attributes and values to an item.

Dynamics NAV 2017 Paypal integration
Dynamics NAV 2017 Paypal integration

Paypal and OCR:  Let’s face it, we live and work in a global economy and with NAV 2017 its now easier than ever for customer to pay your invoices online with connections to payment services such as Paypal.  You can continue to make use of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to help track the items you get in; extract the lines of an invoice and visually verify the information.

 

Contact your Dynamics NAV Business Partner today for more information.

Great Blog:  For detailed information visit this great Blog from Waldo:  http://www.waldo.be/2016/10/13/microsoft-dynamics-nav-2017-whats-really-new/

 

Nick is the Managing Director of Dynamics Africa, an ISV Partner focusing on Microsoft Dynamics NAV and GP Enterprise solutions. Through a channel of highly skilled business partners Dynamics Africa focusses on the expansion of the Microsoft Dynamics brand in Africa through the delivery of localised ISV offerings.

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