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Navision or Not

By Choppit ·
I'm considering shortlisting Navision as a replacement for our R/3 system as it appears to better fit our business in terms of scale and cost but I have two major concerns.

1) I've heard from a number of sources that Microsoft is developing its own Business Solution with the intention that all the existing products (Navision, Solomon, Great Plains) will be wound down.

2) General support for Navision seems to be poor. I recently spent several hours looking for technical articles, forums etc. relating to Navision with little success. If I search for SAP on amazon I see stacks of books, but not so for Navision

Am I missing something?

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M$ Marketing

by pgm554 In reply to Navision or Not

Eventually,they will all become one product.
M$ bought the products simply to gain market share and eventually upgrade them to a unified product.
If ya' all ready have your foot in the door,upgrades and sales ain't so hard.

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Anyone out there?

by Choppit In reply to Navision or Not

Should I take the lack of postings as confirmation that Navision should be avoided?

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Yes, I'm here...

by muzzydawg In reply to Anyone out there?

Not at all...

I don't know really why no one answered your post, but I can assure you that Navision is a great product. The key with Navision is it's flexibility. This can be good and bad. What I mean is that identifying a good partner that has a consulting mentality and has the references to back up its claims is critical. Too many times partners make claims all over the place, but the proof is in the pudding.

As far as information on the product, the Navision family is a really tight knit community. I'd recommend you go out to sites like http://www.mbsonline.org or http://www.mibuso.com or https://mbs.microsoft.com/customersourceapp/community/discussions_overview.aspx

If you want more info on Navision...as I don't know the current status of your project...or simply want someone else to bounce ideas off, please feel free to contact me directly at bmoffett@bmiusa.com or 770-639-2990.

Thanks again and don't give up on Navision. It's a phenomenal toolset.

Bill Moffett

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Not Navision

by Choppit In reply to Yes, I'm here...

Thanks for your reply.

Although Navision was favourite to replace R/3, various events delayed the selection process. When I revisited the project in Dec '04 my brief had changed and the heavy bespoking required to tailor Navision to the business was no longer acceptable to the board of Directors. An alternative, industry specific solution was selected and as it happens this is scheduled to 'go-live' in 5 days. Aside from the fact that this product will deliver 95% of the functionality we require as standard, it has the additional benefits of being non-MS, runs on Linux and has a small dedicated development team. Time will tell...........

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