10 FAQs to Read Before Upgrading from Dynamics NAV to Business Central

  • Trusted by more than 2 million users, 1 lakh customers, and 3000 partners across the world, Dynamics NAV is no less. But like any other application or software, it also requires upgrades to keep up the users’ expectations.

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the latest evolution of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision). With a beautiful and slick new interface, Dynamics 365 Business Central includes all the functionality of Dynamics NAV with added advantages.

  • If you’re planning to upgrade from Dynamics NAV to Business Central and looking, you are the right place. Here, in this blog, we have covered you with the series of queries that you might face before migration.

10 Quick FAQs About Dynamics NAV to BC Upgrade

At Narola Solutions, we have done hundreds of upgrades. Based on our experience, we know what queries might occur in your mind before planning for this upgrade.

So, here, we have summed the list of most common questions related to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central implementation.

Let’s check out!

  • Q1. Why it’s important to upgrade from Dynamics NAV to Business Central?

    The Microsoft Dynamics NAV is undoubtedly a great application for its ability to be customized in any way, the customer wishes. But this feature has disadvantages too.

    Here are 5 major reasons why you should upgrade your Microsoft Dynamics NAV application as soon as possible -

    • #1. Business Central is the newest version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. It is equipped with all new features & functionality that any modern age application should have.

      So, if you want to get ahead of the competition, you must upgrade your older version to the latest one.

    • #2. As compared to other higher versions, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central will be much less work and much less costly.
    • #3. Business Central 14 is a cloud-based application. It enables businesses to keep their teams well-informed about the key insights and values.
    • #4. The mobile integration ability makes employees work anytime, anywhere with sheer ease. In an era of the Covid19 pandemic, what can be better than this feature?
    • #5. The Business Central Implementation brings a 3x boost to your business.
  • Q2. How Dynamics NAV is different from Business Central?

    Dynamics NAV is just an outdated version of Business Central, so it’s outdated in many features and tools. But here are the major differences that make Business Central the foremost choice of business owners.

    • Business Central is a cloud-based application. But if you want to deploy it as an on-premise application, you’ve got the flexibility to use it the way you want.
    • With Business Central, you can experience easy integrations with other Office 365 apps, Power BI, etc
    • The search capabilities in the latest version is far better and accurate than the previous one.
    • To upgrade this application, you won’t have to bear extra cost, time, or efforts. Upgrades will be automated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions.
  • Q3. Would I have to pay extra to upgrade to the newest version of Dynamics NAV?

    No, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is just the latest release of Dynamics NAV. So, if you have a current enhancement plan, you can stay with it.

    However, Business central offers existing NAV users with 3 named users for every 1 concurrent user. If you need more users, you can purchase extras as per your needs.

  • Q4. Is it mandatory to move to the cloud?

    Not really! Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions are highly flexible. So, if your choice is to deploy an on-premise application instead of the cloud one, then you got lucky with Business Central

  • Q5. As Dynamics NAV comes with customization capabilities, can we have those customizations post upgrade as well?

    Yes, if you stay On-Premises with Business Central. However, during the upgrade, you will have an opportunity to review if those customizations would still work or not.

    As Microsoft is evolving its features and the way customizations are delivered, you can review what functionality will come up.

  • Q6. How do the integrations work with the Business Central Implementation?

    Business Central can seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Office 365 suite applications and Microsoft Products like Power BI, PowerApps, and more.

    So, your employees won’t find this as any new application to deal with. They can streamline their daily tasks with better productivity.

  • Q7. What are the capabilities of Business Central?

    Empowered with Artificial Intelligence and Azure Technology, Business Central can help users make more informed decisions with real-time insights.

    Apart from this, Business Central has endless capabilities. Few of them are listed here –

    • Run your business from anywhere.
    • Eliminate the language barriers
    • Do smart financial forecasting and budget planning.
    • Track & improvise the company’s financial performance.
    • Get a holistic view of inventory.
    • Engage with suppliers more interactively.
    • Keep better records or leads and sales data.
    • Prioritize fast-forward leads to accelerate sales.
    • Ensure on-time delivery of projects within budget.
    • Streamline warehouse operations.
    • Bring customization as per your need.
  • Q8. What are the subscription plans of the Business Central Enterprise Resource Planning App?

    Microsoft offers paid licenses in 4 ways – Essential, Premium, Team Member & External Accountant.

    Different licenses have different entitlements, so whichever license you purchase for your business should match your needs & objectives.

  • Q9. Is Dual User Right Available with Business Central?

    Yes. If you want to take advantage of Dual-Use rights, you’d need to get the cloud subscription via CSP.

  • Q10. Is there a discount for existing Dynamics NAV users who wish to migrate to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

    If you are an existing customer and planning to upgrade to Business Central before 30th June 2021, then, you can have a 70% discount while maintaining your enhancement plan. If you do not have any enhancement plan, the discount would be 40%.

    When it comes to implementing an ERP app, most people are a little unsure of what to do and where to begin. That’s where we come in to help!

    We’re the qualified and highly professional Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central partners with 15 years of experience. We can make implementation and migration simple and efficient for you.

    If you’d like more help and information on Dynamics NAV to BC Upgrade, contact us today.

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