Upgrade from Dynamics NAV to Business Central

Find out the most low risk and inexpensive way to get to the latest Business Central version.

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Why should you consider an upgrade from Dynamics NAV to Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Before considering an upgrade to Dynamics Business Central, the most important factor is if your current solution is still supported by Microsoft. When a solution is supported, it has access to new features and crucial security updates. When you are not getting the important security upgrade to your ERP solution, you leave your system vulnerable to threats, downtime and potential failure. Unsupported solutions cannot take advantage of new features. Therefore, if there is a change in the software, customers will have to pay out of pocket for any development required to adapt to these changes. Not upgrading to Business Central means you cannot take advantage of functionality improvements that can improve your bottom line.
Microsoft has 3 main support policies that all companies who use Dynamics NAV should be aware of:
Mainstream Support
The product is receiving incident support, new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Extended Support
The product is receiving security updates once warranty claims end and Microsoft is no longer accepting requests for new features or design changes.

Beyond Extended Support
There are no updates of any kind.
Microsoft Support End Dates for Dynamics NAV

Watch the Dynamics NAV to Business Central Upgrade Webinar

Learn what factors to look for when deciding if you should upgrade or re-implement, different deployment options and and why the phased upgrade approach from Dynamics NAV to Business Central 14 is the most low risk and cost-effective option for Dynamics NAV users.

What can Dynamics 365 Business Central do better?

Microsoft consistently adds product improvements to improve functionality. Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central from Dynamics NAV gives you the opportunity to benefit from new features and gives you access to advanced technology features right away. In their yearly wave releases. there are a multitude of improvements that help the user access information easier and quicker. Some notable features include:

  • 50% faster role center load time
  • 40% faster in lead to cash scenarios.
  • Increase search capabilities in the role explorer
  • Accessibility to Microsoft Flow and Power BI which provides access artificial intelligence and reporting.

What is the difference between a Qixas Upgrade and Re-implementation?

An upgrade means taking your existing environment and moving it forward. This brings all or selected customizations and data into the latest version of Dynamics 365 Business Central. This approach is best for small and medium-sized solutions that want to keep customizations, and have very few constraints for moving to SaaS ( software as a service).

A re-implementation is starting from scratch. This is a new implementation with your historic data. You system is re-designed with new technologies in mind and unused customizations and business processes are reviewed to ensure you get a more functional system.

Choose an Upgrade if...

  • You are using at least 80% of your customizations
  • You have customizations that are better replaced by ISV solutions or add-ons that are already compatible with Business Central
  • You have relatively clean data

You get:

  • Assessment of Business Processes
  • Scope creation and project plan
  • Customization analysis and design
  • Data structure re-design
  • Test data migration
  • Live data migration
  • Warranty

Choose a Re-implementation if...

  • A large percentage of customizations are not used or have been replaced by standard functionality
  • You want to re-design your current processes as they have changed since your first ERP implementation or you feel they were not done correctly using best practices.s
  • You want to review the quality of your data

You get:

  • Assessment of Business Processes
  • Scope creation and project plan
  • Web client re-design
  • Object migration by converting objects using automated conversion tools
  • Upgrade to Events by Inspect code modifications and new functions
  • Extension scoping and design
  • Extension conversion
  • Test data migration
  • Live data migration
  • Test Environment
  • Warranty

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