Microsoft Announces Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Updates

If your company purchased Microsoft Dynamics NAV licenses prior to May 1, 2019 and intend to transition to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in the future, Microsoft has increased the full user conversion ratio for perpetual to named user from 1:2 to 1:3. What does this mean? Dynamics NAV perpetual licenses are based on concurrent… Continue reading Microsoft Announces Dynamics 365 Business Central Licensing Updates

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (A Rose by Any Other Name)

Microsoft has renamed their most popular global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Why you might ask, would Microsoft rename a product that is used by over 160,000 companies worldwide with 2.7M users? The answer is that the future is all about the cloud and cloud-based… Continue reading Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (A Rose by Any Other Name)

Never Buy Another Server for Dynamics NAV

I’ve often asked myself why the prices for cloud computing for Dynamics NAV (Navision) haven’t dropped in line with Microsoft and Amazon price decreases. I set out to answer that question and what I discovered has now convinced me that no one should ever buy another physical server to run NAV ever again. Starting with Dynamics… Continue reading Never Buy Another Server for Dynamics NAV

Dynamics 365: Microsoft Dynamics Financial Reporting

With the recent release of Dynamics 365 Business Edition or what is also called Dynamics 365 for Financials, I’ve received quite a few questions from current Dynamics NAV clients about what that means for them. Thankfully, it’s all good news, but you wouldn’t necessarily understand that from the Microsoft press releases. Dynamics 365 for Financials… Continue reading Dynamics 365: Microsoft Dynamics Financial Reporting

Comparison of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Dynamics GP, Dynamics AX

Comparing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, specifically Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision), Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains), and Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Axapta), can be quite confusing, as these ERP products appear to be similar, but they are actually quite different. While Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Dynamics GP collectively represent the largest install… Continue reading Comparison of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Dynamics GP, Dynamics AX

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Catching the Chennai Express

I’ve been in Chennai now for three weeks and I conclude my trip tomorrow and start the 30 plus hour trek back home catching the Chennai Express both literally and figuratively.  I have been joined by a fellow member of our leadership team who will continue the work of recruiting, hiring, and training our newest… Continue reading Catching the Chennai Express

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Open Questions on Configuring the NAS on NAV 2009 RTC and NAV 2013

Yesterday I wrote an article about the importance of setting the MetadataProviderCacheSize on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server (NAS) or Service Tier to something much great than the default of 150 http://www.archerpoint.com/blog/Posts/performance-tuning-microsoft-dynamics-nav-2009-and-nav-2013. If you read my article, you know that I am recommending a value of 5,000. However, there are several additional properties, which can bet set on… Continue reading Open Questions on Configuring the NAS on NAV 2009 RTC and NAV 2013