It’s been two busy months since we first announced Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and a planned May beta release at Convergence 2012. We’re thrilled to announce that the beta release is now available for partners! This is an important milestone for us as the beta enables a broad set of our partners to try out the product, prepare to engage with prospects, and help our existing customers get ready for the final version. This beta release is also significant because Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 will be the first Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution for Windows Azure giving customers the choice to move to the cloud on their own terms.
Last month we also participated in Directions EMEA 2012, an event organized by Microsoft Dynamics NAV partners, which saw an attendance of more than 930 delegates, all there to learn about the coming release. Feedback from this group was extremely positive as they saw the possibility and opportunities enabled by Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. As one partner noted “Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is the best of many great new releases I’ve seen over the last 15 years.”
Designed to meet the specific needs of small and mid-market businesses, Microsoft Dynamics NAV changes the way our customers can approach business management solutions. When most current ERP systems were designed, SMB’s had dedicated people engaged in every aspect of their business, managing various work streams, whether it was part of their core business or not. In today’s business environment, with the renewed focus on optimizing operations, controlling costs, etc., many SMB’s have outsourced some part of their business such as manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, finance and administration and are now partnering with specialists to support some aspects of their business—all in an effort to focus on their core competencies.
As business models change SMB’s need their business solutions to support them. We’re committed to ensuring that ours do. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is a significant step forward in this regard as it combines business process, communications and collaboration capabilities to dramatically change the extent to which business applications support SMB business operations.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 substantially advances our ability to help our customers become dynamic businesses – to secure greater control, increase margins and drive growth.
Our partners can download and learn more about Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 here as well as visit the Partner Launch Portal for more information and resources. Customers and prospects, who want to check out Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, should connect with their local Microsoft Dynamics NAV partner.
Now we begin the best part of the journey - from beta to general availability.
Senior Director – Microsoft Dynamics ERP Product Management