According to a study in March 2016, Microsoft Dynamics NAV users are becoming more comfortable in the cloud. This comfort is translating into growth in the adoption of cloud-based ERP/Accounting services. Tyler Doerner, Vice President of Sales for Dynamics hosting provider WatServ, described Dynamics NAV as “unique among Microsoft cloud offerings”.
“NAV was one of the first Dynamics products to actually have a true viable web-client-type deployment,” he said. “NAV was the first true multi-tenant architecture, as well, from Microsoft, which kind of lends it to that hosted-type deployment. So, I am not surprised to see NAV customers being more adopting to the cloud scenario, given that [NAV] is state-of-the-art architecture”
ERP/Accounting tied for fourth place along with HR/HCM and Custom Applications as among the most popular uses for cloud services, a position that Doerner said was not a surprise considering the typical cloud adoption trend he sees with all Dynamics ERP products.
“HR, payroll, e-mail, calendar that kind of functionality, [are] generally … the first to go up into the cloud,” said Doerner. “And it is because of what their role is in the criticality of success for business. If somebody can’t send an e-mail for a couple of minutes, while it’s a pain, it is not critical to the day-to-day functionality of the organization.” However, if ERP is unavailable, “All of sudden you can’t take orders, you can’t ship, you can’t invoice,” Doerner said.
View the full article by Valerie Miller here.
In the “Microsoft Dynamics NAV and the Cloud in 2016: Customer Successes, Challenges, and Future Plans” webcast, Tyler covers this topic and many emerging trends including:
- Customers’ future investment plans for cloud-related technology
- Candid feedback on service and support experiences
- Top usage scenarios of NAV customers
- Customer findings based on cloud investments thus far
- Partners’ views on the growth and direction of cloud opportunities for their clients
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