10 Reasons to migrate to Nav 2016


Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 is now available and offers impressive new capabilities to help small and mid-sized organizations grow their businesses in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.  Here are 10 of the hottest new features and functionality NAV 2016 has to offer:


1. New touch-first user experience

There’s an app for that!  With this release, new Microsoft Dynamics NAV tablet applications are available now from the Windows, Apple, and Google app stores.  Users can access their company data and processes regardless of location or device.


2. Better display of key business data

Colour is one of the best ways to get someone’s attention.   When your system makes you aware of issues or successes, that’s powerful and drives action.  Personalized home pages allow users easy access to the most important business data and key performance indicators (KPIs) with enhanced cues. At a glance, colour coding and live data allow users to prioritize efforts and stay productive.


3. The data you want the way you want it

Business Intelligence is one of the hottest demands by business leaders.   With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 you get the Power BI tools to tap into the full potential of big data insights collected through critical business processes.  Power BI extends the capabilities of Excel allowing you to analyze and visualize your data using Excel.  And, enhanced Business Intelligence dashboards allow you to better visualize and analyze your numbers.


4. Totals on the document pages

Finally!  Quotes, Sales Orders, Purchase Orders and more can now have the totals displayed at the bottom instead of using the Statistics window.  Simple and effective!


5. Documents can be formatted with Word Document Templates

With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, users can now customize and create their own document reports in familiar Microsoft Word.  Along with the Microsoft Word add-in, the solution also comes with a set of predefined templates that users can either use or modify to fit their needs.  Modified templates can then easily be imported into NAV for immediate use.


6. Schedule reports with one click

This feature allows the end user to schedule any report to run and appear in a new section of the Role Center called Report Inbox. Just think…AR Trail Balance and Inventory Valuation reports! The output of the report can be as a PDF, Word or Excel document for printing or a processing only report. How handy is that.


7. Rapid Start Upgrades – convenient and cost effective

NAV 2016 includes several enhancements to optimize performance and provide a more convenient way to define, automate, troubleshoot and run upgrades and updates making them more cost effective.


8. Quicker cash collection

A Bank Data Conversion Service on Microsoft Azure enables automatic processes for electronic payments, payment reconciliation and bank account reconciliation right in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.  Take your statements from inside NAV and export payments to your bank.


9. Mandatory fields for greater productivity

By designating certain fields as mandatory (shown in red,) data entry is easier and faster allowing users to know exactly which fields require input.


10. Simplified User Interface

Sometimes less is better. To simplify the users’ experience in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, a new feature has been introduced, the UI Elements Removal feature. This feature can be used to remove user interface (UI) elements, such as fields and actions from pages in Microsoft Dynamics NAV so that the Role Center and pages become simpler to look at and easier to navigate.