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Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Laura Nicolàs Lorente, Cristina Nicolàs Lorente

Get to grips with the full capabilities of Dynamics NAV through this step-by-step guide to implementing the powerful Enterprise Resource Planning application. For newcomers and seasoned users alike, it’s an essential companion.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849686020
Paperback554 pages

About This Book

  • Successfully handle your first Dynamics NAV 2013 implementation
  • Explore the new features that will help you provide more value to your customers
  • Full of illustrations and diagrams with clear step-by-step instructions and real-world tips extracted from years of experience


Who This Book Is For

If you are new to Dynamics NAV or have been implementing it for a while, the book will lead you from start to finish, teaching you how to deploy valuable implementations. This book is also for Dynamics NAV implementation consultants, project managers, and developers that want to get a deep view of what Dynamics NAV 2013 can offer, as well as NAV developers that want to learn more about the whole application. IT managers considering the implementation of Dynamics NAV 2013 in their organizations will fully understand what to expect and how to accomplish it upon reading this book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013
Understanding Microsoft Dynamics NAV
History of Dynamics NAV
Functional areas
Access Dynamics NAV
Chapter 2: What's New in NAV 2013
Application changes
Development changes
IT changes
Deprecated features
Chapter 3: Dynamics NAV – General Considerations
The data model
No Save button
The posting routines
Navigating through your data
Real-time data gathering – the SIFT technology
Everything leads to accounting
The Dynamics NAV database
Chapter 4: The Implementation Process
What is an implementation
Chapter 5: The Implementation Process on the Customer Side
Definition of goals
Defining the internal processes
Improve before automating
Getting the requirements
Change management
Get involved in testing the system
Involve end users
Chapter 6: Migrating Data
Tools to migrate data
Converting data from the old system to suit Dynamics NAV's needs
Master data
Open entries
Historical data
Open documents
Choosing a go-live date
Chapter 7: Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013
Upgrading philosophy
Upgrading process checklist
Upgrading steps in detail
Upgrading tools
Chapter 8: Development Considerations
Setup versus customization
Data model principles
The posting process
Where to write customized code
How to write customized code
Chapter 9: Functional Changes on Existing Implementations
General guidelines
What is a functional change
Interactions with other functionalities
Writing a to-do list to implement a change
Choosing the right time
Planning the change
Chapter 10: Data Analysis and Reporting
Using filters and FlowFilters
Creating Views
Using reports
Account schedules
Analysis views
Extracting data
Understanding report development
Chapter 11: Debugging
The art of debugging
Debugging in Dynamics NAV 2013
Code Coverage
Chapter 12: The Query Object
What is a query
Query Designer
Where to use queries
Query performance
Chapter 13: Applications Included in Dynamics NAV
Jet Reports Express
Zetadocs Express

What You Will Learn

  • Discover the basics of Dynamics NAV functionality in all areas
  • Explore  the different ways to access the application – RTC client, web client, Sharepoint Portal Framework, Web Services, or NAS
  • Learn new functionalities such as Assembly Management or Background Posting
  • Get a view of new technology features
  • Understand how Dynamics NAV is structured and how data flows through the application
  • Learn about the steps and phases needed to perform NAV implementations
  • Find out about efficient developing for Dynamics NAV

In Detail

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application used in all kinds of organizations around the world. It provides a great variety of functionality out-of-the-box in different topics such as accounting, sales and purchases processing, logistics, or manufacturing. But it also allows companies to grow the application by customizing the solution to meet specific requirements.

"Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013" explains all you need to know to successfully handle your first Dynamics NAV 2013 implementation. You will learn what the application can do out of the box, how you can extend it to meet any kind of requirements, and how to manage real implementation projects with real customers.

This book does not only cover typical topics when implementing the new version of an ERP system; topics that are not found in any previous documentation of Dynamics NAV, such as the implementation process at the customer side, or implementing functional changes on existing Dynamics NAV implementations are included in here. This approach makes this book different.

After reading "Implementing Dynamics NAV 2013" you will be empowered with the skills and knowledge you need for successful implementations.


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