5 Dec 2020

Dynamics NAV vs Dynamics 365 Business Central,
What's The Difference?

Have you ever found yourself confused by the key differences between Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central? Originally known as Navision, Dynamics NAV underwent a makeover in 2018 to become what we now call Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Microsoft took the renowned software DNA from Dynamics NAV and completely revolutionised it, introducing the cloud at the core of its design. For those who are new to the terminology, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services – including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and intelligence - across the Internet (“the cloud”), offering faster innovation, more flexible resources and economies of scale.

Development was also a significant area of development with the upgraded software, with a plethora of free tools available for developers. Microsoft wanted to ensure their customers could always conduct their organisation from an efficient environment, with seamless user experience to maximise quality of output. They believed the development of Dynamics NAV, previously known as as Navision, was the key to providing this competitive edge.

If you're still wondering if upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central is worthwhile, here are some more features we think make this software the best version to date!

  • Sign up for SAAS - Software-as-a-Service, or SAAS, is a cloud-based distribution model in which applications are hosted remotely by a provider. This feature is exclusive to Dynamic 365 Business Central customers, and enables organisations to access their server from anywhere in with an internet connection, from either a public or private cloud.
  • Seamless updates -  Microsoft changed language used for developments and modifications from C/AL to AL, meaning all customisations can be made without having to alter the core coding - drastically reducing down time! What's more, all updates are completely free, keeping your organisation at the forefront of Microsoft Technology.
  • Maximised User Efficiency - With streamlined navigation and refreshed lookup windows, users can easily find their way around this system and focus clearly on the task at hand. There are also an abundance of keyboard shortcut combinations designed to minimise time spent look for specific values. 
  • New and Improved Client - As well as new and varied fonts, making it easier to highlight important information, the web client improves navigation with easily capitalised field names, enhancing user experience two-fold.

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