Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – the successor of Dynamics NAV

November 08, 2018

The latest upgrade of the well-known ERP solution of Microsoft – Dynamics NAV – is renamed to Dynamics 365 Business Central . The all-in-one business management solution offers the functionality of Dynamics NAV with a modern user experience and the flexibility to deploy in the cloud or on-premises as the business needs require.

On October 1st, 2018, the on-premises version of Dynamics 365 Business Central was officially released. Thus, all customers of Dynamics NAV 2009, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and NAV 2018 who are active on their enhancement plan are provided with the opportunity to transfer directly to Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises.

What is the impact on current Dynamics NAV users?

Existing users of Dynamics NAV 2009-2017 can upgrade their licenses to NAV 2018 only until March 31st, 2019, to keep their concurrent users number. From this date onward, Dynamics NAV 2018, sold via the Dynamics price list, will no longer be available for new customers. The existing Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers may continue to purchase additional concurrent licenses of the implemented Dynamics version.

Why upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central now?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises user licenses are named and thus, each Dynamics user will need a license. The Dymanics NAV customers can take advantage of the “two for one” offer valid until March 31st, 2019, meaning that all Dynamics NAV users can get 2 named Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise users for each full Dynamics NAV user. For example, for every Starter Pack you would get six full named users and for every concurrent full user you get two named users.

Want to know how to take advantage of the transition to Dynamics 365 Business Central and what is the most efficient decision for your business? Get in touch with us to discuss your current business needs and to evaluate what will be the most effective option for your company!