Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been an efficient solution in the on-premise environment, and for businesses who have taken the solution to the cloud, it has been a key driver of growth.

Dynamics NAV: Breaking down silos and building efficiencies

Businesses are able to build efficiencies, make better decisions, and become more competitive if they are able to break down silos of different business functions and get a unified view. Microsoft Dynamics NAV meets those objectives and improves the capabilities of individual departments.

With Dynamics NAV, your finance team will be able to manage accounts receivables, payables, inventory, and more. As a decision maker, you have oversight of the cash flows and you can manage fixed assets. The solution allows you to perform these functions across different currencies and different regions.

Sales and marketing professionals will be able to manage relevant data and have quick access to the critical information that is relevant to their roles like open sales quotes, orders, shipment details, and returns.

While the application works well on-premise, it works even better when in the cloud.

Why should you move your business apps to the cloud?

Cloud computing as a concept has been around for a while now. Most businesses are using cloud-based services in one form or another and there has been a steady migration of on-premise systems to the cloud.

Migrating your data to the cloud and hosting your business applications there will help you to unify data from across different departments, regions, and business entities. You will also empower your teams by allowing them to access data relevant to their roles from anywhere and any device.

You also get the added advantage of lowering your costs by moving to the cloud while businesses that keep their systems on-premise will continue to spend the same amount of money or more.

One of the most secure and cost-efficient cloud service in the market today is Azure by Microsoft.

How Azure cloud can help your business

Azure cloud from Microsoft allows your teams to work on and manage applications from any part of the globe, which is needed if you have distributed team members who work from different locations.

You can enhance the capabilities of your solutions with more than 200 products and services offered in Azure. If you are operating on multi-cloud with specialized applications for specific business functions or needs, you can leverage Microsoft’s cloud services to connect different applications and build smoother workflows.

While the benefits of the cloud are evident, decision makers have questions about data security.

Microsoft helps keep your data safe and secure

Microsoft invests $1 billion every year on cyber security, a commitment to securing your data that will be difficult to match. It also has over 90 compliance offerings, which is the largest portfolio in the industry.

So, whether you are running applications using a hybrid model or entirely on the cloud, you can be assured of your data security.

Realizing the advantages of the cloud, many businesses that are using Dynamics NAV moved the solution from an on-premise environment to the cloud.

Why choose Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the cloud?

Dynamics NAV was originally built for an on-premise environment. Over the years, as the benefits of cloud computing were realized, Microsoft gave businesses the option to migrate their data to the cloud. Choosing Dynamics NAV comes with the following benefits:

No upfront investment Maintaining an on-premise solution means investment in the IT infrastructure. By moving to the cloud, you don’t need that investment or plan for an asset replacement fund for its eventual replacement. Moving NAV to the cloud will also save you time and energy in recruiting and managing IT talent for system maintenance.

Flexibility With NAV’s subscription-based model of pricing, you can increase or decrease the number of users on a monthly basis. You will be able to scale up in the period where your business requirements are high and scale down during the lean periods to optimize costs.

Anywhere, any device access Empower your team to work and collaborate from anywhere with access to Dynamics NAV from any device. Your team members will have access to the same role-specific user interface no matter which device they log in from, which means that they will see the same screen no matter what device they log-in from.

Dynamics NAV is now Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central: Step up to the cloud-native future

Microsoft Dynamics NAV was built to be used by businesses in offices, it was later adapted to be deployed in the cloud. That approach worked in the past, but it has reached a point where the limitations of such a system are becoming apparent. Microsoft Dynamics 356 Business Central is a solution that is built for the cloud.

If you are a growing business interested in taking a step up to the cloud, you can consider choosing Dynamics 365 Business Central. Find out why businesses around the globe are migrating from NAV to Business Central.