Microsoft New Zealand has today announced the availability of its latest business management software for small and medium businesses, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.
The new version of Dynamics NAV is Microsoft's first cloud-centric Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tool to be delivered via Windows Azure and offers small to medium-sized businesses a simple, intuitive user experience, insightful business intelligence and reporting tools, and deep ties into Microsoft's portfolio of products.
"Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is a significant milestone for Microsoft and our Dynamics NAV customer base," says Lindsay Zwart, Dynamics Lead at Microsoft New Zealand.
"Dynamics NAV 2013 leverages Microsoft's wider suite of business technologies such as Business Intelligence (BI), SharePoint, Lync and cloud services to deliver the next level of ERP product to our users. We've enhanced our RoleTailored User Interface, which will lead to faster, more efficient implementation and greater web browser capability."
The new features give customers greater choice when connecting to their system, which can be accessed via multiple clients, devices and browsers. Windows Azure integration also offers the choice between on-premises or cloud deployment.
"Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 represents significant opportunity for mid-sized organisations to leverage the benefits of a powerful, market-leading product at an affordable price," says Simon Bright, Intergen's Chief Operating Officer.
"Dynamics NAV 2013 offers our clients new opportunities to move their core line-of-business applications to the cloud and provides a single user interface to view information to support decision making while enabling transaction processing across multiple line-of-business applications – in this case using SharePoint.”
Key benefits of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 include:
- Powerful application functionality: features such as Cash Flow Forecast, Cost Accounting, Assembly Management, Timeline Visualization, and other capabilities like improved query and charting enhance data access, analysis, and presentation help foster deeper insight into the operations and processes that drive the company and help users gain greater control
- Improved margins: empowering staff to work more efficiently and productively can result in improved margins. Features and enhancements like Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 web client, SharePoint client, refined RoleTailored capabilities and increased general ledger flexibility extend the power of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 throughout an organisation
- Faster time to value: it’s easy to learn Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and get it installed and running quickly, whether you deploy on-premises or in the cloud
“The new Web Client in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 allows us to extend the existing functionality to users in the field. For example, we now can have sales reps creating or looking up orders anywhere and anytime. No extra installation or license required, simply out-of-the box. This will be invaluable for our distribution industry here in New Zealand,” says Joerg Rau, Principle Consultant at Theta.
Please visit the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 product site or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Microsoft Dynamics team can be followed on Twitter at @MSFTDynamics and by using the hashtag #MSDYNERP.