Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Upgrade: What’s New?

Microsoft recently launched the latest version of Microsoft Dynamic NAV, NAV 2015 at the Microsoft WPC (World Partner Conference). Microsoft's catch phrase for its new Navision update was "More Mobile and More Cloud”, giving an impression that the update will have many new and exciting features for the mobile device users. Besides including mobile application for smartphone and tablet users, the new add ons of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 upgrade include enhanced Office 365 integration, better document reporting and much more. Let us now explore these exciting features of this latest Microsoft update in detail.

Dynamics NAV 2015 features
• Microsoft Dynamics NAV Tablet Client

In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Microsoft introduced a new interface called Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Tablet. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Tablet allows users in small and medium sized businesses to access data from a tablet.

Developing for Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Tablet is very similar to developing for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment.

• Reporting in Dynamics NAV 2015

NAV 2015 offers full integration with Microsoft Word, which means that users can now use MS Word to manage and create report layouts in Navision. This not only simplifies the task of creating reports as most people are familiar with MS Word, but it also helps users to create customized reports having multiple layouts. Also, one can easily change font size, font type, style, color, etc. in reports by using NAV 2015's integration feature with MS Word. NAV’s latest upgrade also enables users to schedule document reporting tasks.

• Improved Visual and User Experience

Microsoft provides a set of simplified pages and objects under the name Simplified UX. This provides simplifications to the standard user interface, focused on the basic sales and purchase processes. It is created mainly to support smaller businesses.

Simplified UX consists of: 

 All objects within the 13xx range, 
 A new role Center 9022 made especially for Small businesses, 
 Over 60 simplified pages.

Other than these features, NAV 2015 also presents functionalities like auto-fill function, automatic ‘Total Amount’ display on every purchase and sales document, and improved business intelligence dashboards. These features allow the users to enjoy better visualization and enhanced user experience. NAV 2015 also offers limiting features to allow restricted viewing of data to users, depending on their hierarchy in the organization and permission status.

• Bank Integration

With NAV 2015, users can easily convert electronic bank statements into data and upload it in the ERP database. Also, the statements in Dynamics can be selected and imported/exported from/to the bank. These features are available with 25 leading banks of the World. The user needs to apply bank transactions to open entries and set payment match tolerances. Besides bank data conversion and exchange capabilities, Dynamics NAV's latest upgrade also offers few more advanced financial management features like- simplified Payment Reconciliation, improved Payment Export, use of 'Due Date' as 'Posting Date' in Payment Journal, verification of VAT Registration Numbers, and Supply Certificates for VAT Reporting.

• Office 365 Integration

Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides interoperability with Office 365, which enables
customers to drill down, analyze, share and collaborate with peers. And with new
usability enhancements that make their solution easier and more familiar to use,
customers will enjoy working seamlessly and effortlessly across all applications.
In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 we carried on investing in the integration with Office 365 by endorsing:
-Simplified email messaging via SMTP including Office 365
-Sign in to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client using your Office 365 account

• Customized Tiles on Role Center

In NAV, Tiles on the Role Center visually represent important business data and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). In NAV 2015, users can configure these tiles with colors and images to make them more expressive. Even the data being represented in the tiles have been made customizable in the new upgrade, so a user can now set decimal places, currency signs, etc.

• RapidStart Services

With the new NAV upgrade, it is now possible for the user to convert or map values from a different ERP system into Dynamics NAV. Also, the user can clean-up and process the values (data) during import.

These are the few key add ons of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 update. The update was released by Microsoft in the later weeks of last month, more information about the added features will be added to our blog, as and when we get it.

Author : MetaOption

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