Upgrade to NAV 2015: How RapidStart Will Change Your Upgrade Journey

Microsoft has made it easier to move from version-to-version for Dynamics NAV customers and their Partners. Upgrades have become much simpler and more affordable for customers with RapidStart Upgrade Tools released with NAV 2015, shipping important features more frequently having a minimum impact on the existing solution and the introduction of the cumulative updates option that doesn’t require the installation of each service pack for every cumulative update.

When the Upgrade Subscription Service is added to these improvements, it becomes much easier for customers to keep their ERP on the latest version and enjoy benefits that the newest technology provides. 

In this series of blog posts, we would like to share our insights on new merge and data migration possibilities introduced with RapidStart Upgrade Tools and Powershell, explaining how it will effect upgrades for Dynamics Partners and their customers.

Don’t Marry Your AX Business Profitability with Your Resource Capacity

Strategies To Expand & Accelerate Your Dynamics AX Business

Does your Microsoft Dynamics AX business face the problem of: (1) Capacity constraints, lacking dedicated resources OR (2) Low efficiency and profitability on projects?

You are not alone. These problems are common among Microsoft Dynamics AX Partners and can severely impact your business.

How Long It Takes To Become Certified (CfMD) for Microsoft Dynamics NAV?

One of the first questions we receive from partners considering their solutions certification for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) is how much time should be planned for certification? In this post, I’ll share our experience working on a number of partner assisted in CfMD certification projects to help you give insight into the typical timeline and process.

What Drives Customers Demand for Upgrades

Communicating the value of a Dynamics upgrade to your end-customer can feel like a harder sell than the sale of the original of the system.  In fact, there are many motivations and events that can drive the need for an upgrade, you just have to be able to detect these buying signals to quickly turn them into upgrade sales. Well, what drives demand for an upgrade?

Powerful Performance Improvements in Dynamics NAV

4+ reasons to upgrade your Dynamics NAV from a performance perspective

While working for Microsoft as a Senior Engineering Lead, I was leading a team that was responsible for the end-to-end performance testing of Dynamics NAV and developing performance tests / benchmarks for partners & customers, I had a unique chance to witness the continual performance improvements made to Microsoft Dynamics NAV since 2009. In this article, I will walk you through the areas where Dynamics NAV customers can reap the most significant performance improvements in Dynamics NAV by upgrading to the latest versions.

Upgrade Subscription: Best Fit for Dynamics Market Moving Towards a Subscription Model

1ClickFactory originally thought of an upgrade on a subscription program in early 2011. Back then, we already believed that the market would slowly move towards a subscription model for software licensing, so we created an upgrade subscription offering that would support that trend and offering.

In 2013, when Microsoft released their first subscription license model for Dynamics NAV, it very clearly proved the direction – Dynamics solutions would move to a subscription model.