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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 RTM released this week

The RTM (Release to Manufacturing) version of Dynamics NAV 2013 has been released this week. This means clients in New Zealand and Australia can purchase and upgrade to the latest version of Dynamics NAV. A pat on the back to Microsoft for hitting their targeted go-live date and another pat on the back for delivering on a product with some great technical advances.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Dynamics NAV offers some great new functionality, as we have mentioned in some of our previous blogs:

Microsoft has simplified the pricing and licensing of Dynamics NAV 2013, moving away from many SKUs for different modules to only four options. Users will have to purchase a starter pack which will include three users and all the functionality required for a financial or distribution organisation. Optionally an extended pack can be purchased which includes advanced manufacturing, advanced warehouse capability and CRM functionality.

Regardless of which pack you choose you then have two options for purchasing users, full users and light users. Full users have the ability to read and write to all areas of the system (Security aside); whereas light users have full read but limited write capabilities. Either user can utilise any of the three  – Windows, web or SharePoint – and both user types are still licensed concurrently.

Finally, for existing Dynamics NAV users there is a license upgrade path. For some clients the change will be negligible, and others may receive a welcome bonus because clients with existing named light users can have those upgraded to full users.

Alternatively, with the release of Dynamics NAV 2013 organisations will have the ability to ‘pay as you go’ and rent the software. This means a per-user price for users to connect to a hosted Dynamics NAV solution therefore reducing the upfront capex expenditure for licenses, SQL and hardware. This new licensing option along with Microsoft’s technical advances means that Dynamics NAV will allow organisations currently or interested in the product to move to the cloud, something that has only been the realm of the smaller products till now. The pay as you go option will be available from January 1st 2013.

To hear more about the new features of Dynamics NAV or to hear about how you could take your business to the cloud, attend our Dynamics Day event: www.intergen.co.nz/dynamicsday

Posted by: Derek Lamb, Solution Specialist, Dynamics Solutions | 03 October 2012

Tags: Dynamics, NAV, Dynamics Day, Dynamics Day 2011, NAV 2013

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