Microsoft's New ERP Software Platform 'Dynamics NAV 2016' Targets SMBs

By CIOReview | Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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FREMONT, CA: Microsoft automates and streamlines business process for small and medium sized enterprises with its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software platform, Dynamics NAV 2016. The solution with high adaptability offers key features for managing business development like finance, manufacturing, sales, shipping, project management, services, and more. With respect to the area of operation, one can add functionalities at ease, which are customizable to aid even the specialized industries.

"Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 offers significant new capabilities in mobility, business insight, and cloud services, as well as deeper interoperability with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office 365," says Wayne Morris, Microsoft Corporate Vice President. "SMBs worldwide are looking to lower costs and compete more effectively with larger organizations, and are turning to technology to help streamline processes, empower workers with insights anywhere and on any device, and to scale securely through the power of the cloud.”

Dynamics NAV 2016 by delivering SMB business processes with enterprise grade facilities, works in hand with most of the Microsoft cloud services which comprises of business analytics capabilities, courtesy of Power BI, Microsoft's cloud-based business intelligence software offering.

“Customers can glean business insights with pre-built Microsoft Power BI dashboards and data connections that give teams instant access to key performance indicators in an intuitive environment designed for secure collaboration," states Morris. The solution connects customer service and sales operations by enabling native integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

The platform aims peculiarly at firms who are looking out for extending multitenant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions designed on Microsoft Dynamics NAV and deployed in the cloud on Microsoft Azure, reports Pedro Hernandez for eWeek.

The program holds a Web services API, a new management portal and simplified licensing and billing. “Dynamics NAV 2016 supports  mobile workers on any device with new streamlined, easy-to-use native apps for all form factors of devices—phones, tablets, and mouse and keyboard—running Android, iOS, or Windows," adds Morris. Meanwhile, Microsoft has bought FantasySalesTeam to brigin a layer of gamification into Dynamics CRM.