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Upgrade to Business Central from Dynamics NAV

By upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Business Central, you get a modernized user interface, increased mobility, better collaboration across Microsoft's many business applications, advanced analysis tools and automation, which improves efficiency and prepares the company for future challenges. But before you throw yourself into an upgrade project, there are a number of factors you should be aware of.

Why upgrade from Dynamics NAV to Business Central?

By upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central, you gain a wide range of benefits. Business Central provides a more modern and user-friendly user interface, which improves and streamlines the user's work processes.

The integration with Microsoft 365 and cloud-based functions enables increased mobility and collaboration across the entire company. In addition, Business Central offers advanced analytics tools that give business users a deeper insight into the company and their business.

By upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Business Central, you as a company will ensure that you can take advantage of the latest technological advances, including the AI capability Copilot, and take advantage of automation, which increases employee efficiency and strengthens the company's overall competitiveness and strengthens its position in relation to handling future challenges.

Things you should be aware of when upgrading

Be aware that no two companies are the same and that every organization's migration often has unique requirements. It is therefore important that you collaborate with your IT people, key stakeholders and not least the external consultants at your Business Central partner, so that the upgrade process is tailored to your company's specific business needs.

If you are faced with having to upgrade from Dynamics NAV to Business Central, you should be aware of the following five areas:

1. Validation and data migration

It is important to effect a smooth transition of data from Dynamics NAV to Business Central. By reviewing the source data to identify any inconsistencies, the accuracy and data integrity of the migrated data is ensured. It's also a good idea to perform thorough data validation checks to confirm that critical business information remains consistent during and after the migration.

2. Customizations and extensions

Review the customizations and add-on extensions that may have been implemented in Dynamics NAV and assess their compatibility with Business Central. Some changes may need to be adjusted and redeployed as extensions to accommodate changes in the Business Central architecture, and some adjustments may be redundant with new functionality in Business Central. In short, review and update code adaptations, reports and integrations so that you are assured of trouble-free functionality in your new Business Central installation.

3. Training and preparation

When you have upgraded from Dynamics NAV to Business Central, it may be a good idea to plan extensive training and preparation for your employees so that they are familiar with the new functions and the new user interface in Business Central. A thorough preparation of new users will make them better able to handle any changes in workflows or processes in the new solution. For a well-prepared and educated user will contribute to a smoother transition and not least a faster realization of the advantages that Business Central offers.

4. Review new features and opportunities

To get the most out of your investment, you should take advantage of the enhanced features and new functionality offered in Business Central that was not part of Dynamics NAV. Your Business Central partner may be able to help you familiarize yourself with and familiarize yourself with the new modules, improved reporting tools and other functions in Business Central that can optimize your business operations. Your partner can also help you map out how the many new options can benefit your specific business needs and how they best

5. Testing and quality control

Before implementing Business Central in your live environment, you should prioritize conducting a thorough testing phase so that you identify and resolve any issues in advance. By carrying out extensive testing of core processes, adaptations, integrations and third-party extensions, you minimize the risk of operational disruptions and you ensure a successful upgrade that does not go beyond your business processes and disrupt the daily operations of your company.

Want us to help you upgrade to Business Central?

If your company still uses Dynamics NAV, it may be time to upgrade to Business Central.

Perhaps you have doubts about what an upgrade project entails, how a migration will affect your license costs, what benefits your company will gain from an upgrade, or something else. In that case, you are very welcome to contact us.

We have helped many customers upgrade to Business Central, and of course we would also like to help your company move to a future-proof and modern business platform.

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