End of Support: Reasons for migrating from NAV to Business Central and upgrading to Microsoft’s latest ERP solution

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, which is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system developed by Microsoft. It is a comprehensive solution for small and medium-sized businesses that provides a range of tools for managing various aspects of a business, such as accounting, inventory management, project management, and sales and marketing.


As an ERP system, Business Central helps businesses streamline and automate their operations by integrating all of their core business processes into a single, unified platform. This allows businesses to manage their data, resources, and operations more efficiently, leading to increased productivity and profitability.

As of 10 January 2023, all versions of Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) will cease mainstream support. Dynamics NAV 2013 and 2013 R2 are also not covered by Extended Support. After that, your NAV instances will only receive security updates until the end of the extended support period

At NAV, Microsoft's life cycle policy is to support each version of a solution for 10 years. The first five years are mainstream support, and the last five years are extended support.

Mainstream Support:  The product receives new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Extended Support: Products receive security updates only.


Why upgrade to Business Central as your next ERP? 

If your company is using an older version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, migrating to Business Central is almost inevitable. With technology advancing so rapidly, older systems cannot be consistently efficient and successful for many years. Business Central is Microsoft's newest ERP, benefitting from an updated user interface, new features and better integrations that set it apart from older versions of NAV.


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If you are using NAV and are looking for a new reliable support partner to help you extend the life of your NAV product, please contact us.


Would you like to learn more about Microsoft Business Central and how Greatinnovus can help you upgrade and why switch from NAV to Business Central? You are also welcome to contact us to arrange a demo to see how migrating from NAV to Business Central can be the right business move for you.

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