As a Microsoft partner, we always look forward to autumn when we can share the ‘ins and outs’ of our latest NAV version with our clients. During the last years, the What’s New aspects could primarily be found in the user experience and technology and less in the functional aspect. This year, Microsoft not only made improvements to the user experience and technology but also made more functional additions. Below we will give an overview of what we think are some of the highlights of NAV 2017.
The trend of integration with the Office Suite, that Microsoft mainly launched since Dynamics NAV 2015, has been fully extended to NAV 2017. Microsoft’s strives to achieve a so-called Microsoft business app ‘cockpit’ in which every employee can perform all their daily tasks. The all-in principle of Dynamics 365 is the most recent model.
However, they have already made great progress in the newest standard version of NAV. The lines between Office 365, CRM and NAV become blurred. All programs have the same look and feel and communicate seamlessly with each other. Use the new Outlook and Excel add-ins in NAV to quickly communicate, import, synchronize or share data with colleagues, for example.
It was already possible to directly export data to Power BI in NAV 2016, but NAV 2017 Microsoft takes integration to the next level. Thanks to the NAV 2017 Power BI Content Pack, it is much easier to get started with the application in NAV 2017. Off to a flying start with easy tutorials and standard charts and reports. The option to integrate dashboards generated in Power BI into your roll centre within NAV has also just been added. This simplifies getting insight into and control over your specific KPIs.
Microsoft has added functions to several components.