Microsoft® Dynamics NAV
Microsoft Dynamics NAV (previously Navision) is a very powerful, flexible and affordable complete business management solution for small and mid-sized organisations that helps to simplify and streamline highly specialised business processes.
Please browse our information pages about solutions that Profile and Microsoft Dynamics NAV can provide, and contact us to discuss this further. Once armed with your business aims and budget allowances we will recommend the solution options most suitable for you.
Microsoft® Dynamics NAV Overview
Microsoft NAV and its state-of-the-art functionality encompasses everything you need to run and grow a successful business. A complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution used to simplify and streamline your highly specialised business processes. With integrated financial, manufacturing, supply chain management, sales and marketing, project management, human resources, and services management information from across your whole organisation stored in a centralised database, your people can work quickly and effectively—helping to drive your business forward.
In daily life, it can be difficult to simplify and organise tasks, remove clutter, and put information where you can get to it easily and quickly. That’s exactly what the NAV Role Tailored User Experience can help you do. It hides 90 percent of the features you don’t need to see, presenting only the work priorities, information and tasks you need for your specific job, not everybody’s job. From Managing Director to Accounts Payable, deep integration across everyday Microsoft applications like Outlook and SharePoint makes it easy to communicate, collaborate and share information effectively—without having to juggle applications.
With access to real-time data and a wide range of analytical and reporting tools your people can make informed, confident decisions that help drive business success. With desktop integration, built-in tools, robust security and open architecture, Microsoft NAV makes it easy to add functionality, custom applications and online business capabilities for you with your business partner. Profi le has helped their customers implement Microsoft NAV in as little as 5 days, meeting their changing business needs without disrupting their operations or their IT budget.
What’s new in NAV 2018?
Microsoft have recently released NAV 2018, the latest version of Microsoft Dynamics. This new version contains new features and functionality that weren’t in previous versions, read below to discover what's new and what's changed in NAV 2018.
User Tasks: New user tasks allows you to create tasks to remind you of work to be done. You can create tasks for yourself, assign tasks to others or be assigned a task by someone else. It is a useful and simple way to delegate tasks through NAV.
Image Analyzer: Uses image analytics to detect attributes in images you add to items and contacts, so you can easily review and assign them. This tool can recognise a person’s gender or age, and identify an objects type and colour (for example, it could detect a red table or blue car).
Power BI reporting: New Power BI reporting control helps you gain awareness to your Power BI reports by making them visible from within the most highly-used lists in Dynamics NAV. You can view selected reports and filter them by selecting records from the associated list page.
Posting directly to the general ledger accounts: Add additional fees or services to some kind of sales or purchase document on the fly and post the revenue to the correct general ledger account from the document lines.
Address validation in the UK: Whenever you type in a postcode a list of addresses will pop up and your selection will automatically populate all the relevant fields. This feature requires an API key and plan for the GetAddress API, the cost of this plan is based on use (for example a £2 plan lets you add 50 addresses per day).
VAT registration validation: Validate the VAT registration number of new customers, vendors and contacts to get the exact name and address details that are registered to it.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Profile are happy to announce that Microsoft has officially released Dynamics 365 Business Central!
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 365 Business Central comes with full NAV capabilities and is a cloud based, all in one business management solution that allows you and your business to streamline your processes to stimulate growth. Boost efficiency with automated tasks and workflows all from within familiar Office tools like Outlook, Word and Excel.
Dynamics 365 Business Central comes in 2 price points: Essential and Premium.
Premium includes all the functionality of Essential, but adds the following:
Both Essential and Premium also come with multiple language support, reason codes, extended text, intrastate reporting, scheduled tasks and full integration with Dynamics 365 CRM and Office 365
Profile is an award-winning provider of total business solutions with a full range of IT services. Formed 27 years ago, our objective was, and remains, to deliver best of breed products and services to our customers. Most recently, we have dedicated one arm of the business solely on marketing, selling, implementing and servicing Microsoft’s ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Over the years Profile’s progress has been remarkable. We now provide nationwide enterprise and technology services to some 1,000 businesses from the smallest SME through to international enterprises. We pride ourselves that this growth has been built predominantly from customer referrals and that our partnerships are of increasing longevity and effectiveness. Above all, we take great care that throughout the implementation stages we stay focused on the customers’ objectives to ensure that the end results match their original requirements. In this way our customers enjoy the benefits of the solution and we can build fruitful, long-lasting partnerships.
Increasingly, businesses look to suppliers who can provide the complete portfolio of products and services to meet their business system requirements, thus ensuring accountability, cohesion and compatibility. Profile can provide you with the full range of IT services, including:-
· Business and IT Consultancy
· Hardware and Cabling
· Networks and Mobile Computing
· Web Services
· Business and Financial Software
· Equipment Maintenance
· Software Support Services
Profile believes that Microsoft Dynamics NAV represents a significant opportunity for SME businesses to improve business efficiency and working practises. The Role Tailored Client (RTC) in NAV has many features that enable employees to manage their tasks in a radically improved framework that is customisable and extremely user friendly. The RTC presents the information relevant to your role with the flexibility to allow the user to add or take things away from their own view. Profile also understands what SME businesses need to operate efficiently. Using our years of experience in choosing, designing and customising solutions for companies, we have designed, developed and moulded a number of roles within the NAV RTC framework specifically for SME businesses.
We understand the needs of our customers for reduced project costs without affecting the quality in the delivery of projects. Over the years we have developed a methodology that allows for rapid implementations of Dynamics NAV. Using a structured approach based on the Sure Step Methodology and the Rapid Implementation Methodology we can deliver NAV to much reduced timescales compared to traditional projects. This means lower project costs and thus cost of ownership, reduced business disruption and a much faster return on investment for our customers.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we have the highest level of certification from Microsoft as a partner to facilitate a Dynamics NAV implementation. Profile was handpicked by Microsoft to sell and implement NAV due to our many years experience in the SME market and our status as Microsoft Small Business Specialists.
We understand the needs of our customers for reduced project costs without affecting the quality in the delivery of projects. Over the years we have developed an implementation method that reduces the installation time required for a project, without compromising the necessary disciplines and controls. This means lower project costs and thus cost of ownership, reduced business disruption and a much faster return on investment for our customers. The practice we use is based on the Rapid Implementation Methodology and the disciplines of Microsoft's specifically designed project management approach for Dynamics, the Sure Step Methodology. This methodology, together with our own repeatable templates and existing "blank" companies, means we have a unique advantage in being able to implement NAV in much shorter timescales than is typical of other companies and solutions.
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Microsoft® Dynamics NAV and Industries
Microsoft Dynamics NAV includes applications and services for manufacturers, wholesale distributors, service companies, and retailers doing business domestically or in multiple countries. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is also ideal for companies with unique business processes and specialised needs because of its highly adaptable and flexible design.
See how Microsoft Dynamics NAV can work within your industry
Integrated Solutions for Microsoft® Dynamics NAV
At Profile we know that your company needs the best solutions which are tailored or work inline with your industry and business needs. Following our success with Microsoft Dynamics NAV, we have partnered with additional software providers to supply integrated solutions which run within the Microsoft Dynamics NAV framework providing you with additional services and support for your business.
Find our more about Integrated Solutions for Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Previous releases from Microsoft® Dynamics NAV
Profile still support all previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, to learn about what features are available in past releases please click the link below.
Discover previous versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV