If you’ve been wondering what’s new with the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 then read on! Below we look at some of the most interesting features in the new version of the leading Microsoft ERP software, and a quick look at 3 important benefits that it could bring to your business.
Improvement in Office 365 integration
One of the biggest benefits of using a Microsoft ERP solution is that it is part of the already familiar Microsoft suite of products you’ll be used to using. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 comes with improved integration to the Office 365 Suite after identifying that time was lost when navigating between applications.
The most significant change is the integration between Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Outlook. This brings your Dynamics NAV CRM capabilities into Outlook, allowing you to see the functionality on your toolbar. As it is directly linked to Dynamics NAV 2017 it can:
- recognise customers when they email in
- add new customers from Outlook, automatically creating a new contact record within Dynamics NAV 2017
- pull in relevant document templates from Dynamics NAV 2017 and raise quotes
- bring up impressive customer information dashboard showing customer sales history, account balance, aged accounts receivable and key customer statistics.
Enhanced user experience
When your staff have all the relevant information they need presented in a user-friendly, uncluttered and familiar way, it’s easier for them to stay motivated and on task. Microsoft applications are already recognisable to most people so it makes sense for Dynamics NAV to share similarities in look and usability.
This familiarity has been a major benefit of Dynamics NAV for many years, however, Microsoft are continually looking for new ways to improve the user experience. In the latest 2017 release, great emphasis has been placed on making the product even easier on the eye and a pleasure to use, with a more image focussed design and with key information being presented in a more modern and minimalistic interface.
Embedded Power BI (Business Intelligence) in the role centre
Businesses are turning to power BI to share important data analysis and reports across the business. Targeted charts and reports can now be created and displayed within your personal Dynamics NAV 2017 role centre. This crucial feature allows you to keep your colleagues informed with reports detailing things such as KPIs, inventory, accounts, sales and order status without having to access another program.
Users can also create reports for themselves from trusted data to encourage faster, more informed decision-making. Monitoring, collaborating and communicating using the same set of data will ultimately make your work processes much more efficient; allowing you to have beautiful reports readily available to share with your team.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 can do for your business, or you want to know more about the differences between 2017 and older versions of Dynamics NAV then get in touch today for a chat about whether this solution could be right for your business.