94.000 companies are using Dynamics NAV

Have you ever wondered how many organizations ara using Dynamics NAV around the world?

In the conference Convergence 2013 we could see the number of existing implementations in the Dynamics suite worlwide.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 94.000 companies
Microsoft Dynamics GP 43.000 companies
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 39.000 companies (3 million users)
Microsoft Dynamics AX 18.000 companies
Microsoft Dynamics SL 13.500 companies

As you can see Navision is the winner regarding the number of companies that use it as their ERP.

Source: http://www.erpsoftwareblog.com/2013/04/how-many-companies-use-microsoft-dynamics-erp/

Laura Nicolàs

Author of the book Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Win a copy of the book Implementing Dynamics NAV 2013

Over the past year Cristina Nicolàs and I have worked hard to write the book Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.

Some of its contents are explained on my last post Implementing Dynamics NAV 2013: architecture & philosophy.

Today I can give one free copy of the book, you can choose whereas to get the eBook or the print copy.
Please note: Winners residing only in the USA and Europe would get a chance to win print copies. Others would be provided with eBook copies only.

How can you win?
To win your copy of this book, all you need to do is come up with a comment highlighting the reason why you would like to win this book. You can use any of those channels to make your comment:
– Write a comment on this blog post.
– Write a comment on this conversation in mibuso: http://www.mibuso.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=57243
– Publish a tweet containing this text http://link.packtpub.com/aCCk7N @TodoSobreNAV + your comment

Selection of winners
Winners will be selected on the basis of their comment posted. All comments until 31/03/2013 will be taken into account.

Laura Nicolàs
Author of the book Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Implementing Dynamics NAV 2013: architecture & philosophy

Knowing the Dynamics NAV philosophy of how things are done is important
for everyone.

It is important for users and people working in a company that uses or will use
Dynamics NAV as their ERP. They have to know how to do things and, especially,
be aware of the consequences of what they do.

It is also important for consultants, analysts, and developers, for people working in
a company that implements Dynamics NAV, and for partners. They have to fully
understand the way NAV works, not only because they are the people responsible
for transmitting that knowledge to users, but also because they will probably be
designing and developing new functionalities or modifying existing ones. For this, it
is important to use the same structures, way to present data, way to make information
flow, and, in the end, the same philosophy Dynamics NAV uses in all its standard
functionalities. Completely different behaviors may confuse your end users

Chapter 3 of the book Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 covers:
– The structure of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, the data model
– The way information flows in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 (journals, posting routines and so on)

You can get a copy of the book here: http://www.packtpub.com/implementing-microsoft-dynamics-nav-2013/book

If you have any doubt or you want to get more information, I will answer your questions.

As an example of what the chapter covers:
The following diagram shows the existing journals, its relations, and the entries that are created after them:

Navision 2013 Journals



Laura Nicolàs

Author of the book Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

NAV 2013: Small big changes on the fields lenght

As Vjekoslav said on his blog NavigateIntoSucces, in Dynamics NAV 2013 many fields have grown from 30 characters to 50. It may be seen as a small change, but the 30 character limitation gave more than one headache to the companies using Dynamics NAV.

On previous releases of Dynamics NAV some fields have already grown to 50 characters, like customer’s or vendor’s names. But Item names and General Ledger Accounts names remained with their meager 30 characters.

With Dynamics NAV 2013 all fields called Description or Name are now 50 characters long.

The descriptions of Items, Variants, Payment Methods, Fixed Assets, etc. Up to 169 description or name fields have grown with this release.

More changes on lenghts…
– The field “Your reference” found on most document headers grows from 30 to 35 characters.
– The fields “External Document No.”, “Vendor Order No.”, “Vendor Invoice No.”, etc. grows from 20 to 35.
– All “User ID” fields grow from 20 to 50.

Laura Nicolàs