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Dynamics NAV

A full ERP system designed by Microsoft. Formerly Navision.
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Microsoft Dynamics NAV delivers industry-specific functionality along with multi-language and multi-site capabilities. Its integrated development environment enables customizations with minimal disruption to business processes. Designed to work like other familiar Microsoft applications, it’s adaptable for when more power and functionality is needed.

Simple. Smart. Innovative.

Since 1984, Microsoft Dynamics NAV has established itself as a choice for mid-sized organizations looking for a complete enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that is fast to implement, easy to configure, and simple to use. Today, simplicity continues to beat at the heart of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. And its state-of-the-art functionality covers everything you need to run and grow a successful business. More than one million users have used Microsoft Dynamics NAV to simplify and streamline their highly specialized business processes - and today it is available in more than 42 country versions.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides companies and their people with industry specific functionality that’s relevant to the local needs of their regions of operation, even for the most highly specialized industries and organizations. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is easy to use and offers rapid adaptability and simplified customization enabling companies to easily add functionality, custom applications and online business capabilities. With Microsoft Dynamics NAV, employees can become more effective and the company more competitive.

One complete ERP Solution

Microsoft Dynamics NAV collects your business’s functions into one integrated system. With close visual and functional ties to Microsoft Windows Vista and Microsoft Office, it’s easy to learn, simple to use, and quick to implement. With integrated financial, manufacturing, supply chain management, sales and marketing, project management, human resources, and services management information from across your organization stored in a centralized database, your people can work quickly and effectively - helping to drive your business forward.

RoleTailored home pages - called Role Centers - make it easy for people to view their work priorities and access the information and tasks they need for their specific job, not just anyone’s job. The result? An innovative solution that frees employees and business leaders to direct their talents and skills towards business success. Role Centers in Microsoft Dynamics NAV help people in job roles ranging from the president, to accounting manager, to sales manager, and to warehouse worker gain access to the full scope of the tasks, information, and reports they need in a single view.

Deep integration across Microsoft Dynamics NAV with familiar programs such as Microsoft Office Excel and Windows SharePoint Services makes it easy to communicate and collaborate effectively and share information without having to juggle applications.

Fast to implement, easy to configure, and simple to use

Meet changing business needs without disrupting your operations or your IT budget - and make the most of your current IT investments. Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides the flexibility to set up your system for today’s business requirements, as well as a reliable platform for change and growth. Security features enable you to configure the system to control who can access what; built-in tools and the open architecture enable Microsoft partners to adapt the foundation to meet your specific needs now and in the future. And the object-oriented development environment and compact source code simplifies system maintenance and connecting to other systems.

Popular Functionality Modules

Payables Purchase Invoicing Post and print vendor invoices and purchase credit memos with Purchase Invoicing, which is fully integrated with General Ledger and Inventory. Standard…

General Ledger Centralize your company’s accounting information, posting specifications, and other core data efficiently. Work efficiently in a multiple-user environment, explore the…

Receivables Sales Invoicing Sales Invoicing is fully integrated with General Ledger and Inventory, so you can post and print customer invoices and sales credit memos. Receive notices…

Purchase Order Management Purchase Invoicing Set up, post, and print purchase invoices and purchase credit memos. This granule is integrated with General Ledger and Inventory. Purchase Invoice…

Inventory Analysis Reports Provide company decision-makers, especially those with overall responsibility for sales, purchases, and product portfolio management, with an efficient and…

Complete Functionality Module List

Reviews of Dynamics NAV

from Fancy Marketing says…

It is a very very complicated software tool. Laymen will have a hard time understanding its modules. We have been using the system for 5 years already and until now still not familiar with it. At times, processing and posting of data takes forever. Support for this system is very expensive.

The good: Consolidated reports.

The bad: I think navigation of this system should be simplified, i believe most people using this system are not IT experts.

from Get Better Solutions Inc says…

NAV is a very good product that does all the basics very well but is not the most feature rich software you will find. Depending on the industry you are in you may need to find additional add-on solutions or customize the software to meet all of your requirements. Don’t make assumptions about what it will do. Don’t be fooled by other software that does seem to have all the features but can’t actually do the basics (accounting) well. Be very careful about believing that you can implement it on your own, or with very little help. Most organizations can’t and even if you can, there is no substitute for experience with the software.

The good: It is logically and consistently designed throughout all functional areas. It does most things very well. It is a very good system that has been getting even better the past few years. If you take the time to learn it well, you will be rewarded.

The bad: Microsoft has spent a lot of time in the last few years modernizing the technology and creating the RTC (role tailored client). Their RTC attempt with NAV2009 was an epic fail but NAV2013R2 and NAV2015 are much, much better. They need to focus more on adding functionality that is currently missing as well as fixing bugs that were fixed in the past and then re-introduced with a new version.


We have used Navision since 2002 and our old version was at the end of its life and needed to be replaced. In the naive belief that upgrading to Nav 2103 was likely to be simpler, quicker, cheaper and easier for existing users to convert to than installing a brand new system, we chose Nav 2013. It was a BIG MISTAKE. The software is so much more complicated (unnecessarily). It lacks many of the features of the old system that made it flexible and easy to use. It is not intuitive and screens and menus are poorly laid out and cluttered. Information is very difficult to find. There are many more key strokes required for most actitivies with the result that productivity has gone backwards after a significant investment of time and money.

The good: Very little

The bad: Search functionality needs to revert back to the simplicity and power of ‘old Navision’. There needs to be the option of old style menus that were so much easier to use than the role tailored ones. The main window should be made different from all subsequent windows so that it’s difficult to accidentally close it and the rest of the Nav 2013 session. (Thick client programmes take ages to re-load). Some useful out of the box reports would be good too although this has been a long standing criticism of Navision not just Nav2013.


It is a great tool for SMUs because it is so flexible, inexpensive, and easy to get started with. Once you realize how it works you get ideas how you could improve your efficiency with it continuously. It saves so much time for us that we find it is worth every dollar.

The good: flexible inexpensive full company solution easy implementation improvement tool intuitive user interface full MS Office integration

The bad: for the setup of some more advanced functions you need a service provider to help you. Licensing and Servicing models are cumbersome in some areas.

An Dynamics NAV user says…

We just basically use the general ledger feature.

The Good: We had a local reseller who is helping with implementation. The reporting was much better than some of the others that we have seen. I would say the overall package had a very good look and feel to it. We also liked it’s built in interface with other solutions.

The Bad: Right now we are at the configuration of it so it’s proving to be difficult to do that but I think that just goes along with the complexity of it.


it has taken us a lot of time to understand the program but now we are more confident in it

The good: we have found the detail provided in reports very useful especially using dimensions.

The bad: Setting up our documents such as invoices and statements has been really difficult and we are still not happy with them


Integrates easily with Excel. Takes a LOT of programming to make it work in the traditional GL accounting system approach. It wants to be one size fits all.

The good: Easy to export or copy to Excel. Good drill down capability.

The bad: Missing a lot of expected abilities. It doesn’t import canceled checks for the bank recon module. Although the “dimensions” aspect is sold as a plus, it actually causes a lot of pitfalls for the unwary. Bank recons couldn’t be done because of dimensions.
Financial statements are awful. Even after you know how to program financial statements, underlines print even though there are no numbers to underline. Incredible amount of custom programming is required to get useful reports.

An Dynamics NAV user says…

It’s a sophisticated accounting system geared to the small or large corporation that has complex accounting needs.

The good: It’s flexible and adaptable.

The bad: Very poor documentation


Very difficult to use. A guide on how to use would help

The good: Once set up it is great and complete

The bad: Need a lot of tech help at 150 per hour in addition to purchase price. Est extra cost at $100,000