Monday, May 14, 2018
For your NAV customers running the older version than 2015 or for those who’ve missed the cumulative update March 2018 – there’s still a way to stay compliant with the upcoming GDPR!
The March 2018 cumulative updates, for the Microsoft-localized and W1 versions of Dynamics NAV 2015, Dynamics NAV 2016, Dynamics NAV 2017, and Dynamics NAV 2018, are the first to add new tools that can help your customer fulfill their GDPR obligations.
To answer your questions and concerns, here at 1ClickFactory we’ve consulted Ronny Fly, an experienced IT manager and Partner at 1ClickFactory Sweden, who shares his views on the Dynamics NAV upgrades in relation to GDPR.
Is a software upgrade enough to comply with the GDPR?
Software alone won’t make your customer’s organization compliant as the GDPR is a more complex set of regulations. However, the upgrade to Dynamics NAV can help a business meet the GDPR obligations better.
The newly added tools to the NAV 2018 upgrade or the latest CU on NAV 2015-2017 can be combined with the customers’ current Dynamics NAV capabilities, helping them on their journey toward the GDPR.
How will the new features help your customers get better prepared for the GDPR?
The NAV upgrades allow the customer to focus on the 4 key GDPR steps:
- Discover what kind of personal user data they have and where it is stored.
- Manage how the personal user data is used and accessed.
- Protect user data by establishing security controls that will help prevent, detect and respond to vulnerabilities and data breaches.
- Report and execute on user data requests, ensure timely reports on data breaches and keep required documentation.
One of the handy features of the NAV software upgrade is that you can customize your Dynamics NAV solution design to your exact business requirements.
When should your customers upgrade their software?
Now’s the best time to review their current privacy and data management practices. And with the NAV upgrade my customers will be on the right track to becoming compliant with the GDPR.
Why is the GDPR compliancy important?
The scope of the GDPR can have a significant impact on your customers’ business. It can potentially require them to update their personal privacy policies, implement or strengthen personal data protection controls and breach notification procedures, deploy highly transparent policies, and further invest in IT and training. Failing to comply can result in significant penalties.
Here at 1ClickFactory we have performed 500+ Dynamics NAV upgrades and can help you guide your customers toward their GDPR journey. To get more in-depth information, download the Dynamics NAV – GDPR whitepaper here.
1ClickFactory can help you upgrade your customer’s software and at the same time move the customizations to Events to prepare them for the future while reducing the cost for future upgrades. You are welcome to schedule a consultation or request more information in your area via firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting one of our 1ClickFactory subsidiary offices.