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Speed Up The Transition From C/AL to Extensions

The technological changes in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS market require a lot of preparation from Microsoft Dynamics Partners. Dynamics Partners often struggle to understand the level of disruption and the resources required to successfully adapt. Thus, when transitioning from C/AL to Dynamics 365 Business Central Extensions, Dynamics Partners often look for an experienced consultant or solution architect who can help to analyze Microsoft Dynamics NAV solutions. It usually takes around 2-3 weeks to figure out how big the changeover to an Extension can be, which is time consuming and costly; an exercise that can often result in delays to the project.

A “Clean start” Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics Business Central SaaS

If you read our previous blog post on a Phased transition to Business Central SaaS (if you haven’t yet, you really should read it😊) you would have noticed that we refer to Dynamics 365 Business Central in the Cloud (Microsoft’s Software as a Service solution or ‘SaaS’ for short) as to the Eldorado, or destination of gold and eternal bliss. However, if your current version of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is very outdated, you may wind up in a Sisyphean whereabouts, rather than Eldorado. In this blog post, I’ll share the best upgrade approach for very outdated Dynamics 365 Business Central solutions so that they can effectively move to the latest version. We call this upgrade concept a - “Clean Start”, aka clearing the path to Eldorado…

Phased Transition to Dynamics BC SaaS – The Risk Free Path to the Future

Today, Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics Business Central on-premises customers see Dynamics 365 Business Central in the Cloud (Microsoft’s Software-as-a-Service solution or ‘SaaS’ for short) as the Eldorado (a destination of gold and eternal bliss). Therefore, the biggest consideration is discerning how to successfully move customers from Microsoft Dynamics NAV (any version) or Dynamics Business Central on-premises to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS smoothly, timely and safely.

Would You Awaken Your Dynamics NAV/BC On-Prem Customer this Fall if They Were Sleeping Beauty?

As we have heard many times before, it is likely your Dynamics NAV and Dynamics Business Central On-Premises customers are confused and raising questions surrounding the Dynamics 365 Business Central Fall release 2019. Well, simply ask them if they were sleeping beauty, would they want to be woken up this fall or wait years and years to eventually be awoken?

To Business Central SaaS or to Business Central On-Premises, That is the Question?

Most customers will think about Business Central in the Cloud (Microsoft’s Software as a Service solution or ‘SaaS’ for short) as the Eldorado (or destination of gold and eternal bliss).  Frankly, I would agree with that in the long term. The fact is, though, that we are not ready to move all types of customer installations to Business Central SaaS, today.

To Business Central or not to Business Central, That is the Question?

The changes that Microsoft have made not only encompass changes with the basic concept (the solution is now also available in the Cloud, without losing any strength in customization), but there have also been significant changes to the core of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, which is changing the application development language, basically for the first time since 1990. This will bring a lot of advantages for customers but also requires Microsoft ISVs and partners to rewrite a large portion of the code that has been built into their customer base since 1995.

Setting up the Excel add-in for editing Business Central data using PowerShell

Have you been struggling with updating data using Excel on Business Central? There is a solution - one of the convenient features of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the ‘Edit in Excel’ functionality. After reading this blog post you should be able to set up the add-in in half an hour or less. The script provided in the blog allows you to run a fully functional ‘Edit in Excel’ add-in with just a few clicks.

Choosing the BestPath for Extensions to Dynamics 365 Business Central

As a Microsoft appointed ISV Development Center, 1ClickFactory, renowned for its upgrade tools and expertise is honored to efficiently support technological transformations to Dynamics 365 Business Central Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). From numerous interactions with Dynamics Partners, we’ve learned that a number of Dynamics partners have embraced an isolated approach to development practices.

Dynamics 365 Business Central: The importance of using a prefix or a suffix

When it comes to writing AL code for Dynamics 365, it’s a best practice to ensure that the name of each new application object in your extension contains a prefix or suffix. For optimal results, each control/field/action/group of Table Extension or Page Extension, must also be defined with a prefix or a suffix.

Important announcement! We’ve released the 1ClickFactory Upgrade Analyzer service!

1ClickFactory has just released the Upgrade Analyzer at Directions EMEA 2018 during our ISV session. A true gamechanger, the Upgrade Analyzer will not only make upgrades to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central easier. It’ll also let you analyze and configure endless upgrade scenarios to fit the exact needs of your customers. So, what can you expect from this unique new online service?