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NAV 2018 is here, and it's here to stay!

12 December, 2017
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NAV 2018 is here, and it's here to stay!

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 has arrived. The latest version offers significant enhancements and new features improving integration across different business areas and systems designed to further help SMEs improve organisational efficiency.

As highlighted by James Philips, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, NAV 2018 streamlines business processes and empowers employees with smart, easy-to-use applications.


Understanding if the updates and additional functions are of importance to your business and whether the move is right for your organisation can be a daunting decision, we have comprised a brief overview of the key changes.


What’s new?


Office Integration


o   Building on earlier releases and stronger than ever, we are now seeing Microsoft really push Office integration. Flow is Microsoft’s task automation application that allows users to build workflows that automate time-consuming tasks.


o   The new out-of-the-box Excel templates have been revamped with Microsoft’s Cognitive Services meaning image recognition can be utilised for inventory and contacts.


o   Invoices has been adapted with ‘cancel or correct’ actions.


NAV 2018 Office 365 

Application Developments


Some of the ‘game-changing’ features we believe will significantly benefit SME’s include:


o   A big focus has been on usability and providing users simpler setup guides helping organisations make better decisions. A big benefit of this is the lower costs of implementation and training, this in turn leads to increased productivity. 


o   A personalisation tool has been built into NAV 2018. With a few clicks, a user can easily customise their workspace for their specific role optimising performance.


o   Users can now import payroll transaction files via the Ceridian extension. The extension contains sample demos providing the option to test new functions.



Want to find out more?


The Columbus team are hosting two “Inside NAV 2018” workshops at the beginning of February, Tuesday 6th at our Cambridge office and Thursday 8th at the Nottingham Office. The half day events are open to all to see our team of experts dive into everything there is to know about Dynamics NAV 2018. Keep an eye out on our website for further details or contact us today to express your interest.


Can’t wait? Contact us today!


February too far away? We’re always here for a chat.


Categories: Microsoft Dynamics NAV