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NAV 2015: The magic touch

15 October 2014
Written by
Helayna Lowe
With the fantastic news that Dynamics NAV 2015 (formerly codenamed “Crete”) will be optimised for touch devices, the community can’t wait to get their hands on it. Fantastic news for NAV workers everywhere. 

Who said accounting isn’t exciting?

From a technological perspective this is fantastic news as Dynamics NAV finally gets to showcase what it means to be a truly mobile worker. NAV 2015 enables partners and customers to view, share and collaborate on the devices that they use – in the way they want to use the devices. And the really exciting part is it’s not just reserved for Windows devices; NAV 2015 is going touch-enabled on Android devices and iPads too.

A truly hands-on experience

Unlike with other software announcements where there’s an agonising wait before anyone gets to play with the tech, the NAV developers team and expert partner community already have events in place to help others get ready to showcase this transformation to their customers.  Here’s a couple of picks:
  • Directions EMEA took place in Poland on the 8-10 October and was the place to get that first look.  With a focus on “Emerging Dynamics”, the event showcased NAV 2015 and discussed Road to Repeatability.  What comes out from the attendees (especially the NAV MVP’s) will set the pace for the rest of the community.
  • During November, the NAV Tech Days event ( in Belgium will feature Microsoft Dynamics developers running sessions that include “Bringing NAV to Tablets” and “Office365 Integration” and if that’s not enough then you can even learn how to deploy NAV 2015 in Office365 on Azure.  If that isn’t an example of Microsoft’s “mobile-first, cloud-first” mantra then we don’t know what is!

Stuck in the office but want to know more?

There’s readiness materials already available on PartnerSource and the blogs are buzzing with tips and tutorials on how to realise the power of NAV 2015 on touch-enabled devices yourself.

Dynamics means business

Seeing the excitement around the announcement it’s clear how ready the market is for this development.  All of the new capability within NAV 2015 seems geared for SME’s:
  • Electronic payment capability
  • Simplified invoicing
  • Cloud deployment
  • Tablet and touch optimised
There’s even a case study available – and it’s a UK company! As product announcements go, we can’t find fault in it.  Looks like with NAV 2015, Microsoft Dynamics really does mean business.

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