Upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Business Central

Struggling with older NAV version? Upgrade now to Business Central with Addend Analytics for better and faster ERP operations.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Upgrade to Business Central

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Navision) is an ERP solution that provides a highly customizable and feature-rich platform that helps businesses manage all aspects of their operations, including finance, manufacturing, sales, shipping, project management, services, and more.

Key Points in Dynamics NAV upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central

3 Top Reasons for uprading from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central


With Dynamics NAV on-premises, you likely invested upfront for a license and paid an annual maintenance fee for updates. And not to forget, those additional hardware infrastructure, SQL Server licensing, backup, and IT resources – all these form a huge chunk of your IT spends and operating costs. On a Cloud-based subscription model, you will eliminate all these costs and you will be subjected to automatic updates. Our clients usually report around an average 45% reduction in IT spends.
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Microsoft Cloud

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the gateway to the Microsoft Cloud. Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central from your on-premises NAV means you will be able to utilize the full benefits of the cloud. Your cloud-hosted Business Central will be automatically subjected to monthly updates. Microsoft’s most robust data security with over 3500 experts and over $1B over a year ensures your company is absolutely threat-proof.

User Experience and Functionalities

Well, this is the coolest part of the upgrade! Dynamics 365 Business Central is built on the core functionality of Dynamics NAV and also takes it many steps further, offering new enhanced features such as focus mode, late payment predication, fuzzy search, and more. What more? It also integrates seamlessly with Microsoft 365, and lets you do more directly from Outlook. This even includes raising quotes, processing orders, and submitting invoices, all without leaving Outlook. Business Central also has several elements of robust AI built into the system that can help you enhance productivity by speeding up repetitive tasks or improve cash flow by helping with inventory and bad debt.
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Which Organizations should move to Business Central?

  • Dynamics NAV 2015 and lower version users should immediately upgrade to Business Central (Navision) as they are out of extended support already and Microsoft has made this announcement official.
  • It is also official that NAV 2016 is moving out of mainstream support in April 2021 with NAV 2017 following in Jan 2022. Companies using both versions would need to consider an upgrade to Business Central (Navision) in the near future.
  • There is no urgency for the companies on NAV 2018 platform yet, as they can avail mainstream support till 2023. But it is safe to assume that the upgrade to Business Central (Navision) is inevitable for all NAV users! Sooner or later, they can think about it.
  • Organizations looking to invest in a new ERP system or migrate from another system like NetSuite, QuickBooks etc.

How will Addend Analytics help you to upgrade Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Addend Analytics has one of the most trained staff required for implementing the upgrade and we ensure you get all the consultation required for the process. Here is just an overview of our approach. We execute it in 2 ways:

1) Needs Assessments

The first stage in project development and implementation strategy is a needs assessment. A needs assessment often starts with a thorough analysis of the existing process. This analysis will serve to identify shortcomings in the existing processes or possible areas of improvement. Having identified a need for improvement, analysis of the data available, our team will carve out the entire plan for the data migration.

2) Implementation of Upgrade

 The implementation process is the second major step in the Business Central (Navision) upgrade methodology, following the testing process. At this stage, we will commence the actual data migration and upgradation work process required and this takes around 4-6 months depending on the project size. It is at this stage, we work along with you in the sprint and agile work methodology, wherein you are also informed of all the milestones.

3) Testing

The testing process is the third major step in the technology project development and implementation methodology, following the development process. Each sprint and the milestone go through the rigorous testing methods and this is the final step for each ending milestone.

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Addend Analytics is a Microsoft Gold Partner based in Mumbai, India and a branch office in U.S. Addend has successfully implemented 100+ Microsoft Power BI and Business Central projects across U.S., Europe, and Australia.

This totally depends on your company files and existing data migration scope. We can analyze your data and submit you a proposal for upgrade. Our rates are typically around $40 per hour for a typical small and medium-sized upgrade and go even lower for the longer projects.

Dynamics NAV to BC upgrade projects range typically from 30 days to even 6 months! Once we analyze your data, we can give you the estimates and timeline required for it. Please email your requirements at kamal.sharma@addendanalytics.com

Please email your requirements at kamal.sharma@addendanalytics.com and we will get back to you.

Have requirements? Please contact us at kamal.sharma@addendanalytics.com