A review of Microsoft Dynamic Navision


What Is Microsoft Dynamics NAV?

Whether an enterprise is starting, middle-sized or micro, they get an outstanding resource with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This particular ERP system may be implemented on-site and may also be implemented in the cloud and smoothly customized to the particular requirements of your company. A few the sectors in which Microsoft Dynamics NAV could be beneficial include reporting, marketing and sales, distribution network, business analytics, and project management. This could also be implemented throughout the sectors of accounting, logistics, finance, and production. Microsoft Dynamics NAV would be the perfect ERP application since it could be readily integrated with current systems, workflows, and information in your enterprise. The software as well enables staff to complete their duties anywhere they are at whatever point of the day. Even greater, the expansive affiliate network of the module has led to application plug-ins and modifications incorporated into Microsoft Dynamics Nav and therefore can deliver equivalent ERP solutions in sectors such as quality assurance, biosciences, as well as third-party logistics.


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Quality Score Of The Product

Attributes 8.5
Ease of usability. 8.4
Help for the user. 8.1

Value for cash



Benefits Of The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Application

The key advantages of Microsoft Dynamics NAV include its extensive collection of functions, efficiency, and flexibility. Below are further descriptions of its advantages: Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides a range of advantages to businesses searching for an enterprise resource planning alternative which also provides accounting as well as finance solutions. Microsoft Dynamics ERP offers such and more features. Other tools involve cross-entity accounting and consolidation and also task costing, that is ideal for managing resources.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV also functions as an alternative for supply chain and transport and logistics tool. It can replace and cross-reference products, and also the ability to manage non-stock products. Microsoft Dynamics NAV as well is creating store management characteristics like cycle tracking, cross-docking, as well as automated replenishment. Product monitoring, return handling and processing orders too are part of some of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV features.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV is as well an outstanding production application. Reference code tracking, lot number monitoring, forward flushing, as well as manufacturing order handling are some of the production line alternatives that the program can execute.

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Technical Requirements



Supported devices Types of users Types of User support
Internet-based Small Enterprises Phone
Desktop Medium enterprise Online

Features Of The Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Microsoft Dynamics NAV’s key characteristics include:

  • Phone services
  • Phone sales
  • Human resources management and payroll
  • Money management
  • Manufacturing
  • Management of the distribution and supply chain
  • Marketing and sales
  • Management of inventories
  • Point of sale
  • Business intelligence and analytics

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Every enterprise has distinct objectives and requires a software which can be customized for its magnitude, category of employees and customers, as well as the specific sector they operate in. Because of these considerations, no application can provide optimal off-the-shelf features. When you’re trying to identify a software application, first be convinced what you want it to be. Perused through some Microsoft Dynamics NAV reviews and question yourself whether you require fundamental functionality or you require complicated ones? Are there any sector-specific characteristics you are looking for? Get responses to such issues to help you identify. There are several variables you have to take into consideration, including your budget, particular business needs, the magnitude of your enterprise, integration requirements, etc.

The Pros and Cons of Microsoft Dynamic Navision

Microsoft Dynamics Navision

An essential part of the Microsoft Enterprise Resource Planning software portfolio is Microsoft Dynamics Navision. The system has been devised keeping in view the requirements of medium and small businesses normally in supply chain and light manufacturing domains.

Pros of using Microsoft Dynamics Navision:

  1. With the help of integration to other systems, like MS Office, Sharepoint, Dynamics CRM, the system can easily be used for designing business processing and different forms of inputs, also works best when traditional paper documentation is needed, i.e., purchase order or sales order.
  2. For advanced level solution like PSA, i.e., Professional Service Automation, the add on can be added on to the core EPR solution to get vertical ERP solution. This consists of timesheet management, cost accounting resource management as well as inventory control process.
  3. For reducing training time and cost as well as better experience of the desktop user, overall feel and look of the Dynamic Navision can be edited.
  4. For midmarket companies, the ERP solution is an advanced management system which is highly valued, whereas for smaller companies it is said to have extensive range of functions. However, it requires less time for installation and is of high value for end user.
  5. For offering ERP solutions for vertical markets, there are certain add on in the system which come with spread deficient functionalities as well.
  6. There are some unique service management features available in the system which are best for providing after sales services and fulfilling customer demands. The warranty information is in line with inventory and manufacturing systems whereas service management helps inb tracking contracts either at the location of the consumers or at internal location for scheduling jobs well.

Cons of Microsoft Dynamics Navision:

  1. The life cycle of support services of Dynamic NAV is pretty limited. In case of overlapping functionality and advanced R&D, functions are absorbed in the Dynamic AX.
  2. Despite of being user friendly and having easy to use, Microsoft has so far not developed consumer technologies. At the same time Enterprise 2.0 and business tools are pretty limited and access to mobile is restricted to just cross browser support.
  3. TCO, i.e., Total cost of ownership of the advanced management system is higher when compared with the pack of business essential.
  4. With the help of software customization, Dynamic NAV can very well be extended to get customized ERP solution, but it can increase the overall cost of ownership, maintenance cost, software upgradation cost and will become more time consuming as well.
  5. There are number of third party add on available in the market for Microsoft NAV, but many come with overlapping facilities. Thus it becomes very time consuming to differentiate one add on from the other and evaluate the quality of the products.
  6. There is an advanced feature for support of process manufacturing. Whereas for the purpose of using process based automation system for manufacturing can put entire ERP software in challenge.
  7. Dynamic NAV doesn’t come with integrated business management system or automation tool. But using .NET it is possible to get yet another environment for development, such actions are very difficult to deal with.

Dynamic Microsoft Navision; Ideal solution for businesses:

Out of four main ERP solutions, Navision is one such business management system available in the market. Microsoft rebranded NAV in the year 2005 after doing some changes in the system, like Microsoft Business solutions, Navision Financials, Navision solutions and Navision Attain. ERP is the perfect business solution for all sizes of businesses, even for start-up and for those who have been operating since long. Certain key features of NAV are as follow:

  • Phone sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales and marketing
  • Point of sale
  • Phone services
  • HRM and payroll
  • Supply chain and distribution management
  • Analytics and business intelligence management
  • Inventory management

Some features are explained in detail below:

  1. Warehouse Management:

Since many Singapore consumers are moving towards online shopping with the number estimated to become 4.1 million in the year 2021, thus offering greater market for warehouse management systems. When Navision is used in collaboration with warehouse management, information regarding order time, inventory left over, delivery progress can easily be monitored. This will make it easier for businesses to keep track of inventory on hand or required. It will also help businesses to plan effectively and manage inventory management efficiently.

  1. Business Analytics:

To track the performance of the business, analytics component as well as business intelligence system of NAV can help in better decision making for business. The available analytical tools by NAV are web based delivery, OLAP (Online Analytical Processing), graphic designer etc.

  1. Financial Management Systems:

The core purpose of any business is to earn profit. Be it product selling or service provision, overall number of consumers and return on investment is what is calculated at the end of the day. Thus, since the start of the business it is important to have proper financial management system. With NAV financial management system, one is able to cash flows, account payables, analytical accountings, inventory management and general ledger.

  1. Human Resource and Payroll:

For any business with higher number of employees, managing manual payroll is difficult. With NAV, all elements of human resources can be accommodated and managed effectively for small and large businesses. This will also increase the overall consumer satisfaction and ultimately productivity will also be enhanced.

  1. Mobile Services:

In case of no mobile services, managing number of transactions manually can prove to be very costly for the organization. With NAV mobile feature, timely information can be accessed and managed using the mobile phone. Employees as well as management can track and make timely decisions due to synchronization of the systems.

  1. Project Management:

In the absence of proper project management system, billing, budgeting and resource management system cannot be managed by any businesses. Even future projections, managing expenses and capacity planning can be effectively managed in case of efficient project management system.

For smooth working of the business operations, effective NAV ERP is the ultimate solution available for all sized businesses.


Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner Of The Year 2016

We are proud to announce that MSC Consulting won the Microsoft prestigious award in Singapore – Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year 2016

SME One Asia Awards – Winner of the Prominent Award

Incepted in 2011, the SME One Asia Awards was created to recognise successful Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Asia that are socially responsible. The aim is to promote these SMEs’ sustainable growth and encourage more businesses to contribute to social development in their pursuit for expansion.

Singapore Prestige Brand Award 2012 – Established Brands

SPBA was inaugurated in 2002 by the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises and Lianhe Zaobao. Today, SPBA continues to recognise and honour Singapore brands that are developed and managed effectively through various branding initiatives.

MSC Consulting wanted to gain some recognition for their brand, and SPBA is undoubtedly the Award that recognises branding excellence amongst SME brands in Singapore therefore they participated. It was their first maiden attempt at the award and they emerged as a winner in the Established Brands Category

2012 Microsoft Partners’ Star Awards

MSC Consulting’s excellent achievements has been recognized by Microsoft, and at the prestigious Microsoft Partners’ Star Awards, they were named 2012 Microsoft Dynamics ERP Partner of the Year in Singapore.