Whether you are exploring taking your historic Microsoft NAV or GP solutions to the cloud, remaining with an on-premise deployment or utilising a hybrid solution of a private cloud hosted option, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central provides varies upgrade paths and license transition programmes.
Upgrade to Dynamics Business Central
We have organisations coming to us on Navison 5, NAV 2009, NAV 20013 all the way to NAV 2018, wanting to understand their options and the various future deployments open to them. The Dynamics Assessment offers options to evaluate the move from any earlier version to Dynamics to Dynamics 365 Business Central.
An assesment is the first step on your upgrade journey which will help to:
UNDERSTAND THE DYNAMICS NAV OR INDEED GP OR AX ON PREMISE SOLUTION TO BUSINESS CENTRAL VALUE PROPOSITION
REVIEW BUSINESS OBJECTIVES WITH THE BUSINESS CENTRAL BENEFITS
DEFINE HOW THE UPGRADE PROCESS CAN BE STRUCTURED WITH A FOCUS ON ADOPTING STANDARDS AND REDUCING EFFORT AND COSTS
COMPARE ON PREMISE VERSES CLOUD DEPLOYMENTS
REVIEW THE LICENSE & MAINTENANCE PLAN TRANSITION TO EITHER BUSINESS CENTRAL ON PREMISE OR BUSINESS CENTRAL CLOUD
IF NEEDED, PLAN FOR EITHER A MORE DETAILED MIGRATION ANALYSIS OR EXECUTE YOUR MIGRATION PROJECT AND START THE JOURNEY WITH US
Start your Journey to the Cloud
A Cloud Migration Assessment is the first step on your cloud journey, which will help to:
• Understand the benefits of moving from an older on-premises solution to the cloud
• Identify business objectives and tie these into the functionality of Dynamics 365 Business Central
• Learn how to optimize the migration process with a focus on reducing effort and costs
• Determine your next steps toward cloud transformation
Transition to Business Central – what do I need to know?
Your current Microsoft Navision, NAV, GP or AX license will need to be processed through the Microsoft License Transition programme, updating the license to the new Perpetual Dynamics 365 Business Central License. This is a simple administration process, the only pre-requisite is that you must have a live Microsoft Enhancement, BREP, Maintenance plan. This is the 16% that you have been paying annually since you purchased the original licenses
Active Maintenance Plan?
If you do not have an active Microsoft maintenance plan, the license cannot be transitioned so a new license must be purchased either as a capital purchase for on premise or as a monthly subscription for cloud. If you believe you are not on an active Microsoft plan, we are here to help confirm this and explore your options
Concurrent or Named Users
All Business Central User Licenses are Named User with the Concurrent User no longer available. The Transition process will convert your existing Concurrent User Licenses at a 1:3 ratio so for each 1 Concurrent User License is now 3 Named User Licenses. Any recently purchased user licenses will be converted at a 1:1 ratio
Named or Device Users
A Named User license is associated to a specific individual who can open multi sessions on multiple devices at the same time whilst only consuming their own Named License. A Device User License is also available, which is associated to a specific device that can be used by multiple users either with a shared or individual log in
If you have taken the advantage of extending your Dynamics solution using approved partner add-on products such as Jet Reports, Tasklet mobile WMS, Zeta Docs, Continia Document Management, Sana eCommerce and IYDN to name but a few. These can all be updated to the very latest feature rich Business Central versions through an active Maintenance Plan
What if i have modifications?
Don’t worry; many of the older implementations will have a degree of object modifications, whether its a changed output document, a newly created screen or added business logic running as code in the background. All these changes were either new or modified objects which is not available in Business Central as the ‘core’ is protected with all modifications now deployed as Extensions. With many new features, added personalisation capabilities, workflows, Extensions available in the App Source plus your own business changes, over the years many of these modifications can be redundant if not they can be converted or re-designed as an Extension to Business Central
Is it easy to chanage solution partner?
Yes, its an easy administration process. A few clicks and you’re with the Prodware Customer Care Support Desk. The Microsoft license,annual maintenance plan, Partner products are all easily transferred to Prodware. A new support agreement is agreed then we are ready for On Boardin
Upgrade or Re-Implementation?
Prodware Discovery Insight will help determine is Upgrade or Re-implementation the preferred way forward. Many businesses have changed, learnt more about their software, know what they want, which in turn can require financial set up change with new dimensions, legacy data clean up, system configuration changes all taking advantage of the chance to clear the decks and start a fresh, however, if fundamental system changes are not required plus keeping the data history in tact is important then an upgrade maybe right for you
My Next Action
Make contact, we are keen to speak with you to understand your needs, the Prodware team are ready to step up to the challenge. Call 0161705600 or email Justin firstname.lastname@example.org
Signs you need to upgrade your system
YOUR BUSINESS HAS GONE THROUGH A DRASTIC PERIOD OF GROWTH OR SHIFTED ITS FOCUS
YOU HAVE LIMITED ACCESS TO NEW TECHNOLOGY VIA YOUR CURRENT SOLUTION
YOUR SYSTEMS DONT CONNECT
YOU ARE STRUGGLING TO MEET CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS
YOUR TEAM IS MOBILE AND YOU NEED YOUR SYSTEM & INFORMATION TO BE TOO