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Is Your Dynamics NAV Ready for the Public Cloud?

Hosting Dynamics NAV on Azure is one of the fastest ways to implement an ERP solution. Speed and cost are critical considerations for small businesses when deploying ERP, and hosting on Microsoft Azure caters to both of these factors.

Still, small businesses have unique requirements and rarely use ERP out of the box. For Dynamics NAV user companies, this raises the question “Can I host my Dynamics NAV solution on a Microsoft Azure infrastructure, all while retaining the ability to adjust NAV to our company needs, and without a huge price tag attached?”

Dynamics NAV on Azure: Meet customer demands while staying profitable

If you’ve decide to include cloud-based Dynamics NAV in your solutions offerings, you will likely field this question from customers: “How can I ensure Dynamics NAV performs at its highest efficiency in the Cloud?”. One of the variables that makes this process increasingly more complicated is when you try to support many different Dynamics NAV versions.

5 Reasons to Provision Your Highly Customized Microsoft Dynamics NAV Solution in the Cloud

Do you need a solution that quickly and securely implements any Microsoft Dynamics NAV, with any customizations, on Microsoft Azure while minimizing your risk and your investment? One year ago, Stig Langset, Sales Director of CGI Norway, one of the largest NAV Partners in the Nordics, was faced with this precise problem when this company undertook their first highly customized Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure solution (“PowerCloud”) implementation for The Network Alliance.

How to Select the Best Microsoft Azure Datacenter for Your NAV Deployment

When deciding to host your Dynamics NAV’s solution data on Microsoft Azure, it is crucial that you deploy your NAV system in the right Microsoft Azure datacenter region. To determine which Microsoft Azure datacenter location is best you must carefully consider performance and availability. Luckily, this article explains all the factors to evaluate in order to choose the right Microsoft Azure datacenter region as well as the technical aspects of deploying your NAV solution in one region versus another.

Easily calculate the fixed price for your Dynamics NAV customer solution hosted on Microsoft Azure

One of the main reasons your customers desire Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure is the economic reason – to convert their software cost to monthly operational costs and avoid large upfront investment. However, some Microsoft Partners have little experience offering solutions that include infrastructure, and therefore it is a challenge for them to commit to a fixed monthly price based Dynamics NAV on Azure hosting service to integrate into their offerings.

What Does a Typical Dynamics NAV Cloud Customer Look Like?

A year ago, we launched 1ClickFactory’s Self-Provisioning for Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure Service to help Dynamics Partners quickly, securely implement Dynamics NAV solutions on Microsoft Azure through self-service for their customers, eliminating the risk to Partners. Given the success of this program, we thought it might be helpful for you, the Microsoft Partner, to know more about the basic characteristics of the typical Dynamics NAV Cloud customer.

Less is more. Customers expect Cloud ERP, not hosted

In the new buying paradigm in the small- and medium-sized business space, customers are looking for an out-of-the-box, ready-to-use ERP solution with few customizations. They are even willing to adjust their needs to accommodate the solution from the ERP vendor. In return, they expect low start-up and maintenance costs. In other words, customers are not looking for a complex solution (like a Ferrari); instead, they want a solution with the best ROI (like an economy class car). For these customers, less is more. 

Top Searched Terms for Dynamics NAV on Azure

If you are selling Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure, you might already have considered optimizing your website for relevant keywords.

I took a short look at the most searched terms related with the topic “Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure”, and not surprisingly, I found that there is some volume of related searches. Taking a look at the competition level for these keywords, it’s obvious that some businesses already use these search term in their Search Engine Optimization (SEO) practices.

Webinar: Is Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure secure?

The primary fear your customers face when moving their Dynamics NAV solutions to Microsoft Azure is losing data or losing access to data in the cloud. "Is Microsoft Azure a safe and secure option for our business systems?" is probably the #1 Question developers are asked today by their management. We hosted webinar "Is Dynamics NAV on Microsoft Azure Secure?" where partners discussed the security of Microsoft Azure with Dynamics NAV Technical Evangelist from Microsoft, Freddy Kristiansen and Giedrius Kakanauskas, NAV Cloud Consultant at 1ClickFactory. Watch the video!

Getting to the Cloud, Fall On Your Face...Get Up Again

Are you one of the many Dynamics Partners finally embracing going to the cloud – but that cloud is raining on your revenue and productivity parade?  You have more questions than answers, more new acronyms to learn and you feel like you are working 40 hours to make $5 in profit – what was Microsoft thinking?!?