Dynamics NAV 2018
Better integration and new opportunities
The integration to the other Microsoft products has been improved in NAV 2018. This means that there are even more options for utilizing Dynamics NAV functionality in other Microsoft applications, such as Office 365 and Power BI. For example, it is possible to create an order in NAV from Outlook.
New and improved Power BI integration
In NAV 2018, the out-of-box integration to Power BI has been improved. Not only at role center level, but at a more contextual level, Power BI integration is enhanced across Dynamics NAV.
The first step towards utilizing and integrating AI (artificial intelligence) in Dynamics NAV was taken with access to machine learning for sales and stock forecasts in NAV 2017.
Dynamics NAV 2018 provides more opportunities for utilizing artificial intelligence in the NAV through Cognitive Services (cognitive intelligence). This means that Navision is now in a better position to recognize, learn, remember and take a position on information.
Cognitive computing is a common term describing the utilization of technology platforms based on AI (Artificial Intelligence). In NAV 2018, it means, among other things, that the solution can analyze an image, such as an item, automatically identify the item on the image and subsequently place this item in a concrete and correct context or category with other related items.
The service can also be used in HR context to analyze an image of an employee which is evaluated and catagorized, for example by gender and age.
The effective opportunities that can be achieved by using Dynamics NAV through mobile devices that was introduced in NAV 2017, is enhanced by Microsoft in NAV 2018. The new enhanced universal app for NAV 2018 makes the system further platform-independent. This means that the ability to use NAV, regardless of which type of device that is the preferred to use and where and when it suits each individual to use it, has been significantly improved.
The mobile application for NAV 2018 thus gives greater freedom to each individual employee and more flexibility. However, it is not only the mobile application that has gotten a boost, but the web client has also been significantly improved with a more user-friendly and manageable user interface.
Enhanced user interface
The user interface in NAV 2018 is made more user-friendly and is, among other things, improved with graphs, statistics and customer reviews that provide a quick overview of the company.
The new task tools in NAV 2018 makes it possible to increase productivity and progress for projects and tasks. The tools provides an overview and an opportunity to see the next steps in the tasks, get information about which employees are responsible for what part of the assignment, etc.