Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a functionality rich ERP package with strong integration to other Microsoft packages. It is important to recognise that whilst all business are similar they are always unique. It is this uniqueness that gives them the leading edge in their market place.
Every successful business has unique features which give them an edge in their marketplace.
Core expertise of Probitas
Probitas Analysis & Development team
Probitas has a very strong Analysis & Development team, which allows us to undertake NAV implementations where a considerable quantity of bespoke code is required to provide the customer with a system for their market sector. NAV has an open architecture that has been designed to accommodate Partner specific development.
Customisation vs Bespoke Development
There may be areas where Dynamics NAV appears to not quite fit a company’s business process. If this is the case, there are 3 options:
- Configure Dynamics NAV
NAV is designed to work across a broad range of industries and can be configured to suit the requirements of each one, for example, by defining workflows, setting up production parameters or choosing customer document preferences. In this way, you can run your business the way you want to using standard functionality. This reduces implementation costs and makes future upgrades simpler.
- Customise Dynamics NAV
Sometimes businesses will be so niche or have a particular way of working which affords them a competitive advantage that this cannot be supported just by configuration. For these cases, NAV is designed to allow powerful and cost-effective customisation. This obviously comes with a financial cost but well designed and carefully implemented changes can provide significant benefits to the business.
- Change the business process
The third option is to change the business process. If a particular way of working is historical but offers no particular benefits then implementing NAV is the opportunity to move to a new process and benefit from all the time saving features that it offers.
We have plenty of experience of all of these options across a wide range of business scenarios. We would be happy to discuss the best way to use NAV to support your business.
Customising Dynamics NAV
NAV has therefore been designed from the outset to be configured and tailored to support this uniqueness. This entails a level of customisation, ranging from a few additional fields & tables to a whole suite of functionality. It is important when selecting your NAV Partner to ensure they have a proven track record in delivering customisation on time and to budget.
This process should include:
- Project scoping
- Functional specification
- Code version control and documentation
Ensure that your customisation is owned by you in code. It is important that you always have the option to move to another NAV Partner and take your customisation/bespoke code with you.