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  • Ever since the launch of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, it has brought revolutionary change to how businesses functioned in different industries. With the NAV 2017 version developed and ready to be released anytime in early to mid October, it is ready to become the most powerful asset that businesses will go for various added attributes. Most suited for small to mid-sized organizations in all industries, NAV ERP’s latest version has set everyone’s expectations at a very high level, which makes it more awaited thing in the software market.

    What’s New With the NAV 2017 Version?

    Although, benefits gained through all added functions in the latest Dynamics NAV version will be highly rewarding for enterprises, it will also enable you to modify existing NAV system without directly altering source resources that will further make the extension deploying and upgrading process easier. Have a look at the overview of latest upgrades from below section.

    * Richer incoming documents with an added filter ‘processed’ being introduced to bring down the huge entry list in incoming document list page.

    * Inventory item categorization to define attributes such as manufacturing country, size, product dimensions.

    * Smart sales & purchase documents with ability to cancel posted sales & purchase invoice and credit memos.

    * Microsoft has added account categories along with other functional improvements.

    * Smart notification features offer valuable advice and recommendations that help with better business decisions.

    * In NAV 2017 version outstanding transactions and outstanding payments totals are visible in payment reconciliation journal.

    * Balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement and retained earning statement are the four added financial reports to the Business Manager and Accountant Role Center in Dynamics 2017 version for the US.

    * With provide standard setup, we can now setup and register fixed assets as cards with entire information including report classifications, accounting details, etc.

    * Simplified CRM setup with better CRM integration features to merge Dynamics CRM and Dynamics NAV records.

    * Dynamics NAV 2017 has the extension of Paypal payment standard service.

    With all above added functionalities, Navision once again proves its domain position above all its competitors in the market. We, at inoday have been meeting minor to major business challenges of our clients by offering them appropriate Dynamics NAV solutions. Our name as a Microsoft Dynamics NAV service provider comes at the top, for having served to all clients with Navision solutions within committed duration. Our team of Navision consultants have proven their expertise by successfully implementing the product for business profits of our reputed clients. As our professionals stay updated with latest updates, they single-handedly overcome all kinds of complex business challenges and set a benchmark in the industry by delivering most suited business solutions to global clients.

  • With the introduction of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, Microsoft Dynamics NAV supports Web services, which makes integration with other systems easier.

    Web service integration with Microsoft Dynamics NAV is supported through Web service–enabled pages and codeunits. With proper authentication and authorization, external system can read and write data on pages and call codeunits as XML Web services using SOAP over HTTP and having their interfaces exposed in a WSDL.

    During our consulting services to clients we came across to integrate the Microsoft Dynamics NAV web services with PowerBI for reporting. In NAV 2009, run form 810 for “Web Services”. You can select either a page or a codeunit, and then click “Publish”. The page or codeunit selected, will now be published as a web service.

    You need to make sure to start the services as “Microsoft Dynamics NAV Business Web Services”. This is the service that handles web service requests in Microsoft Dynamics 2009. It runs from the same folder as the service “Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server”, which handles requests from the new client.

    You can also go through this MSDN to understand more to publish a web service.

    There are all sorts of data sources available in Power BI Desktop. The following image shows how to connect to data, by selecting the File ribbon, then Get Data > More.

    You select Get Data > Web and type the address.

    When you select OK, the Query functionality of Power BI Desktop goes to work. Power BI Desktop contacts the Web resource, and the Navigator window returns the results of what it found on that Web page. In this case, it found a table (Table 0) and the overall Document. We’re interested in the table, so we select it from the list. The Navigator window displays a preview.

    With the data model loaded, in Report view in Power BI Desktop, you can begin creating visualizations by dragging fields onto the canvas.

    Of course, this is a simple model with a single data connection; most Power BI Desktop reports will have connections to different data sources, shaped to meet your needs, with relationships that produce a rich data model.

    Microsoft PowerBI introduces OData connection for NAV 2013 and later versions, which is more easy to connect with Dynamics NAV. You can find more details here at powerBI.

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV is available exclusively through Microsoft Dynamics Certified Partners. These Value Added Resellers provide planning, implementation, customization, and support services aimed at optimizing the solution for each customer’s specific needs. As a trusted Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultant, we come across questions related to the distinct differences between the 2015 release of the two models, i.e., Starter Pack and Extended Pack. Regardless of how and where the software is deployed, customers have the choice of purchasing their Microsoft Dynamics NAV licenses upfront, or against paying on the basis of the subscription they have opted for.

    These are the following two types of licenses:

    a) Perpetual Licenses

    b) Subscription based Licensing

    Following functionalities are available under Starter/extended pack :

     

    A) Financial Management –

      Starter Pack    Extended Pack
    · Basic General Ledger

    · Allocations

    · Budgets

    · Account Schedules

    · Consolidation

    · Basic XBRL

    · Change Log

    · Cash Flow forecast

    · Basic Fixed Assets

    · Insurance

    · Maintenance

    · Fixed Asset-Allocations

    · Reclassification

    · Bank Management

    · Cheque Writing

    · Bank Reconciliation

    · Payment handling

    · Responsibility center

    · Intercompany Postings

    · Cost Accounting

     

    B) Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

      Starter Pack Extended Pack
    · Contact Management

    · Task management

    · Outlook Client Integration

    · Contact Classification

    · Campaign Management

    · Opportunity Management

    · Interaction/Document Management

    · Mail Logging for MS Exchange

    · Service Order Management

    · Service Price Management

    · Service Item Management

    · Service Contract Management

    · Planning and Dispatching

     

    C) Project Management:

    Starter Pack Extended Pack
    · Basic Resources

    · Capacity management

    · Multiple Costs

    · Budgets/Estimates

    · Phases/Tasks/Steps

    · Jobs Suite

    · All features available

     

    D) Configuration and Development:

    Starter Pack Extended Pack
    · Report Designer(100 Reports)

    · Table Designer(10 Tables)

    · Query Designer(100 query)

    · XML Port(100 XML)

    · Page Designer(100 Pages)

    · Code units(10)

    · Table (10 Tables)

    · XML Port(100 XML)

    · Page (100 Pages)

    · Code units(10 units)

     

    MSD NAV 2015 is a solution most suited for mid-market and to serve the needs of companies that have a set of manufacturing and warehousing related functionalities. Before deciding on a software licensing type, consider following points to reach on best conclusion:

    # Make sure in advance about your preference between capital purchase or “pay as you go” monthly subscription.

    # Do you wish to manage the system on your own IT environment or want someone else to do it for you and get access via internet.

  • Microsoft has announced that the Dynamics NAV 2017 developer and IT-pro content is now live at Docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics-nav.

    Some cool things about the site:

    Use the Filter field on top of the table of contents to quickly find content based on topic titles

    Limits the Search to only look at the Dynamics NAV/specific content

    Use the list of headings in each topic that shows up in the right panel under In this article

    Log in and give us feedback on an article

    Download a PDF file with all of the content (warning: it’s a pretty large file)

    Switch to a black theme by toggling the button in the right panel

    Easily share links through social media or email

    Use the header to quickly navigate to other Dynamics 365 docs, or to other Microsoft sites

    The Docs.microsoft.com site is the home for docs for all Microsoft products and services, and it is replacing the MSDN Library that the Dynamics NAV docs have published to for many years.

    Dynamics 365 are also moving to Docs.microsoft.com, and you can find all of Microsoft product at landing page there. All Dynamics 365 docs use the same blue header for easy navigation to Dynamics 365 sites.

    Dynamics NAV 2018 docs will publish to the same location, and you’ll be able to switch between versions.

  • Reports of Nav 2009 don’t get auto upgraded on importing into Nav 2013. Here we are going to describe, how you can upgrade.

    Process for upgrade:

    Open Object designer in Nav 2013 and import Nav 2009 report object in Nav 2013 database.

     

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    A window will open to ask for replacing of object.

     

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    Click Replace All and OK button. Object will get imported.

    Select imported report object 208 and press F11 for compiling it:

     

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    If other objects related to report were not imported, it will show an error and will not get compiled.

     

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    Compile after importing related objects.

     

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    In Nav 2013 Forms are not used. Above error shows that it contain content of form, which cannot be migrated. For compiling export it into .Txt format and remove content related to Form shown in error.

     

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    Below is the file after removing the content:

     

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    Save the file and import it into the database. Compile after importing. After successful compilation, go to Tools and click Upgrade Reports.

     

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    It will ask for confirmation. Click Yes

     

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    Report will get upgraded in Nav 2013. Create a new request page same as previous report and Compile report again in new version before using it.

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