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Has your business outgrown your Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution?

Microsoft Dynamics Navision (NAV) is one of the most widely used ERP solutions, especially among small- to mid-sized businesses. Over the years, Microsoft has added new features, made enhancements, and even built-in the cloud. But if you are still running a version of Dynamics NAV, you aren’t reaping all these newer benefits.

Are you seeing these signs while running your current Dynamics NAV solution?

  • Lack of a real-time view of the business
  • Information mismatch across different departments
  • Dependency on working from a physical office or system to get things done
  • Inability to translate your data into actionable insights
  • Unable to take advantage of new technologies like automation and AI

If this sounds like you, there is good news. Dynamics 365 Business Central brings you all the iterations of Dynamics NAV along with the latest technologies and features in a modern, flexible ERP system that you will easily be familiar with.

At, we will support you throughout your transition from Microsoft Navision to Dynamics 365 Business Central. With our services, you can complete your upgrade to Business Central seamlessly, gaining better business insights and reaping the benefits of a cloud-based ERP. 

When should you upgrade?

Watch this webcast to learn about:

  • Identifying the signs for upgrading from Dynamics NAV
  • How these signs can affect your business
  • The importance of treating these issues now
  • Why an upgrade to Business Central is a good option

Why upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central?

If you have been using Dynamics NAV for years, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central may seem like an enormous change. But Dynamics NAV is the foundation of Business Central – so it is more recognizable than you realize!

Top five benefits

  1. A flexible, adaptable, and easily scalable solution.
  2. Be on an up-to-date version with automatic updates that ensure you have the latest features and functions.
  3. Improve productivity by leveraging the seamless integration with Microsoft 365, Teams, and Power BI.
  4. Access data anywhere, anytime.
  5. Use latest technologies like machine learning and AI for accurate date and insights.

The biggest difference with Dynamics 365 Business Central is the cloud.

A step up to the cloud means enhanced security for your data, reduced operating costs, improved collaboration, and more.

Explore new opportunities with a NAV upgrade workshop

If you would like to learn more about upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central, we have put together a virtual workshop for you. During this workshop, you will learn how you can leverage Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central to resolve everyday challenges effectively and carve new opportunities to pursue.

The four-hour workshop includes:

  • An analysis of your current business challenges
  • Strategic areas of improvement
  • Overview of Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • How Business Central can help resolve your challenges and improve your ROI
  • Costs related to licensing and configuration

NAV users can save


on Business Central licenses.

Valid till December 31, 2024

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Upgrade seamlessly from NAV to Dynamics 365. Check out this short guide.

NAV to Business Central: Paths to upgrade

With the new 2022 release wave, there are various clearly defined paths to upgrade from NAV 2009, 2013, 2018, or other versions to the latest version of Business Central.

Being built on the same code base as NAV, further ensures that your NAV (2009, 2013, 2018) to Business Central transition is a smooth hassle-free process.

Explore more on upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central

Dynamics 365 Business Central implementation

A global manufacturer of pet care, confectionary, and food realized several benefits realized several benefits after upgrading their NAV ERP to Business Central.

  • Stabilized processes
  • Faster access to accurate data
  • Reduced business-critical risks

Forrester’s analysis on Dynamics 365 BC

Forrester’s analysis of five Microsoft customers found that Business Central enabled these organizations to scale with growth, benefit from the cloud, and boost efficiency.

  • Organizations improved flow of operations by 8%
  • Combined benefits of $466K over three years versus costs of $178K
  • Combined ROI of 162%


Transitioning from Dynamics NAV to Business Central offers several advantages. Business Central is a modern, cloud-based solution that provides greater flexibility and scalability, ensuring your business can adapt and grow with changing needs. It also offers enhanced integration with other Microsoft products, such as Office 365 and Power BI, facilitating seamless workflows and better data insights. Additionally, Business Central receives regular updates and improvements from Microsoft, ensuring you always have access to the latest features and security enhancements.

Explore how Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central combined with AI can revolutionize your business by improving productivity, engagement, and decision-making.

Upgrading from NAV to Business Central provides numerous key benefits:

  • Cloud capabilities: Access your data and applications from anywhere with cloud deployment, ensuring better mobility and collaboration.

  • Enhanced functionality: Enjoy a broader range of features and capabilities, including advanced analytics, AI-driven insights, and improved financial management tools.

  • Seamless integration: Benefit from seamless integration with other Microsoft products like Office 365, Power BI, and the entire Dynamics 365 suite, leading to more efficient and productive workflows.

  • Regular updates: Stay up-to-date with automatic, regular updates from Microsoft, ensuring you always have the latest features and security improvements.

  • Scalability: Easily scale your solution to match your business growth, without the need for extensive infrastructure changes or additional investments.

  • Improved user experience: Experience a modern, intuitive user interface that enhances usability and reduces the learning curve for new users.

Discover more benefits of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Yes! Upgrading directly from Dynamics NAV 2017 (version 10) is a supported upgrade path to the latest version of Dynamics 365 Business Central. The upgrade process involves two main steps: upgrading the application code and then upgrading the data.

Similar to NAV 2017, you can also directly upgrade from Dynamics NAV 2018 (version 11) to the latest version of Dynamics 365 Business Central. The upgrade process remains the same: upgrade the application code followed by the data upgrade.

Upgrading from Dynamics NAV 2009 (versions SP1 or R2) to Business Central requires an additional step. First, you’ll need to upgrade to a more recent version of Dynamics NAV, such as NAV 2013 or NAV 2018, to ensure compatibility. Once you’re on a compatible NAV version, you can then proceed with the standard two-step upgrade process to Business Central.