Moving from Dynamics NAV towards Microsoft D365 Business Central

Posted on: September 11, 2019 | By: Molly Kenney | Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Logan Consulting is a Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Partner based in Chicago and one of the questions we have been hearing a lot lately is  “If I am on Dynamics NAV how do I move to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?” We, of course, assist clients with a full range of Dynamics NAV and Business Central services including implementations, customizations, upgrades, reporting & support, but again the big one these days is “How do I move to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?”  So if you are considering a move to Business Central, what are some of the major issues?

Integrations and Customizations

One of the major benefits of Dynamics NAV is that companies and organizations can customize it, but the hurdle you will have to overcome is to determine how to migrate those customizations and integrations to Business Central.  Customizations and Integrations are built differently in

NAV than they are in Business Central. Business Central uses a concept of extensions, so you will need to rebuild those integrations and customizations as extensions in Business Central.

Companies with Dynamics NAV can review the customizations and integrations that have been built and we encourage our clients to see if they still need them. Often times, certain customizations were built to service a particular business purpose that is longer relevant and therefore the customization or integration isn’t necessary.  Once you evaluate what you need going forward, you can determine what customizations and integrations need to be migrated to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Third – Party Solutions

Microsoft Dynamics NAV has a rich and robust third-party software market.  A transition to Business Central will require you to determine if your third-party solution will work with Dynamics 365 Business Central, especially if you are deploying Business Central in the cloud.  Some third-party solutions will work on Business Central on-premises but not if Business Central is deployed in the cloud. You will have to check with the third-party provider to see if their solution is ready for Business Central and the Business Central cloud before switching.

If you are interested in learning more about switching to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, please feel free to contact Logan Consulting, your Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Partner based in Chicago.

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